English Electric Lightning F.6
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and is no longer available.List price: $24.99You pay: $19.29(All prices in U.S. Dollars)Manufacturer: Airfix ModelsStock Number: AIR A05042Scale: 1/72View all products of type "BAC Lightning"
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Entering RAF squadron service in 1960, the Lightning represented a quantum leap in capability and performance over the RAF's previous interceptor jets, offering Mach 2+ performance as well as a phenomenal rate of climb. Until its retirement in the 1980s, the Lightning had few rivals for outright speed and climbing ability. However it was hampered by short range and a poor selection of armament. Its accident rate was also alarming. Replaced by the Tornado F3, the Lightning however remains the ultimate Cold War interceptor.