English Electric Lightning XS904

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English Electric Lightning XS904

At Bruntingthorpe Aerodrome, Leicestershire.

Lightnings could fly at twice the speed of sound and apparently could climb up to three times the height of Everest.

23 comments on “English Electric Lightning XS904
  1. Ian D B says:

    Lightning XR728, first flew March 1965.

    B.,.

  2. crusader752 says:

    You lucky man …:-))

  3. nondesigner59 says:

    Awesome craft.!!!!

  4. bazylek100 says:

    Not a similar construction, nevertheless it’s look makes me think of Su-22 http://www.flugzeuginfo.net/acimages/su22m4_kp.jpg which by the way is still in service in one of the PAF squadrons. It’s said to be replaced in 2014 by drones.

  5. Ian D B says:

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/bazylek]
    See what you mean!

  6. stiemer says:

    Nice shots Ian, cracking internal hanger shot.
    I can remember the last one to fly at the Mildenhall air show many moons ago.

  7. Kingsdude/Dave says:

    Great shot of a classic Ian – I remember seeing them at Woodford airshow years ago, awesome machines 🙂

  8. pasujoba says:

    You have some colour in the sky too …..this must have been right at the start before the event proper began.
    and you have taken the other one in the hanger too …i missed taking that one completely …..should have gone there a bit earlier could have seen more of the other stuff too !
    Will be looking out for more night shoots now !

  9. cgullz says:

    it just looks grunty d’nit?

  10. bill_fawcett says:

    Lovely series of shots Ian – special like the last one in the hanger.

  11. Brian Kim Studio says:

    Nice shot

  12. amyrey says:

    Wow…. Twice the speed of sound is fair shifting for an old girl of that age.

  13. Tilak Haria says:

    Congrats for being on EXPLORE !!! Have a wonderful week ahead.

    Via Today’s Explore at #402 on Fluidr

  14. Richard Tierney says:

    Nice shot Ian.. Explore as well !
    Posted via explore page on flickeflu

  15. alexcoitus says:

    excellent!!! congrats on explore!!!

  16. le cabri says:

    One of the best of the day

  17. salfordlad1 says:

    Wonderful – I must get to see an airshow if this is what’s on offer..

  18. oivind.ness says:

    Great shot! Congrats on Explorer

  19. ZUCCONY says:

    nice shot , Congrats on being Explored !

  20. *Psycho Delia* says:

    Brilliant shot

  21. stopherjones says:

    I read that and thought, trees the height of Everest, are you mad?! Then read again…

    Love the dark and light in number 3

  22. Lazenby43 says:

    One of my first Airfix kits around 1968

  23. Tomitheos says:

    I want to fly in this

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