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The Fighting Colours of Richard J. Caruana No.3 EE/BAC Lightning

The Fighting Colours of Richard J. Car
LANGUAGE English
AUTHOR R.J. Caruana
BINDING Paperback
NO OF PAGES 48
ILLUSTRATIONS Photos & Illustrations
PRODUCT CODE 49906AVI
AVAILABILITY In Stock
£19.00

Retired from service close to a quarter century ago the English Electric (BAC) Lightning has become a cult subject with aviation enthusiasts, especially those who, like the author, remember seeing this mighty interceptor take to the air. As its Avons roared, it rotated on take-off, snaped in the main undercarriage like a flash, and then sat on its tail to go into a vertical climb disappearing to in the deep blue above, all within a few seconds.
On its introduction into service, Royal Air Force squadrons faced a leap of several generations in technology, from the cannon-armed, subsonic Hunter and Javelin to the Mach 2, missile-armed Lightning. Its major task was the defence of Britain’s airspace, while for many years, it became the frontline interceptor in RAF Germany, operating from a base less than 100 miles away from the Iron Curtain. Further afar, Lightning squadrons were based in Cyprus and Singapore.

LANGUAGE English
AUTHOR R.J. Caruana
BINDING Paperback
NO OF PAGES 48
ILLUSTRATIONS Photos & Illustrations
ISBN 9788366549906
PRODUCT CODE 49906AVI
AVAILABILITY In Stock
PRICE
£19.00