The English Electric Lightning entered RAF squadron service in 1960 and continued flying in the interceptor role until 1988. It had a stunning world-beating performance with a top speed in excess of Mach 2 and a climb rate that would take it to 40,000 feet in a little over 3 minutes. The aircraft's safety record, however, left much to be desired. During a period in the early 1970s the attrition rate was the loss of a Lightning every month. There was a six per cent chance of a pilot experiencing an engine fire and a one in four chance that he would not survive.This book looks at Lightning accidents and incidents in chronological order using the official accident reports, Board of Enquirey findings and first-hand accounts from pilots. It puts the reader very much 'in the cockpit'.
PEN & SWORD BOOKS
|Antall sider||208||Dimensjoner||16,5cm x 24,2cm x 2,4cm|
|Vekt||498 gram||Leverandør||Bertram Trading Ltd|
|Emner og form||Aerospace & aviation technology, Air forces & warfare, Military vehicles|