English Electric Lightning (Paperback)

By Martin Bowman

The Crowood Press UK, 9781861267375, 200pp.

Publication Date: October 14, 2005

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The English Electric Lightning was the mainstay of Britain's air defense during the Cold-War. Quick Reaction Alert aircraft were tasked with intercepting Russian aircraft and their high speed and fast rate of climb made them ideal for operation requirement.