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English Electric Lightning WG763
This aircraft was a prototype. It first took to the air in July 1955.
Photographed at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester.
One of the best fighter aircraft ever built in my opinion.. Great shots. (didn’t know they had one in Manchester.)
one awesome airplane, great photo ian
Great detail… I particularly like the rear-end shot with the curvy, riveted side. The lighting really picks out the detail.
"Keep Clear of Intake"….. advice you ignore only once I imagine.
Stunning shots Ian, I remember seeing one flying at a display, the earth trembled with it’s power!!!:-)
Great shots there! very interesting too
Really like the second pic Ian. There used to be a lightning on a stick heading towards Wales, or was that a Spitfire?
that clarkson has a hilarious sense of humour!
Like all those rivets.
VERY COOL Ian love it mate
the perfect lawn ornament! next to the bath they’d make a great pair!
love the detials here – particularly the feel in the second shot – the light against the metal just makes you want to reach out and touch it (and probably set off an alarm doing so!).
A formidable aircraft , I particuarily like the angle of the second shot Ian. Great work .
Great image !
Nice. Such a lovely looking beast Ian- bit like a great big metal Pike!
Always found the jump between the P.1A and the P.1B astounding – almost two different aeroplanes. Shame the RAF Museum sold off their P.1B but at least this and the other one at Cosford survived.
A big metal pike!
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