English Electric Lightning WG763

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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.

14 comments on “English Electric Lightning WG763
  1. nondesigner59 says:

    One of the best fighter aircraft ever built in my opinion.. Great shots. (didn’t know they had one in Manchester.)

  2. mick cooke says:

    one awesome airplane, great photo ian

  3. amyrey says:

    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.

  4. **Hazel** says:

    Stunning shots Ian, I remember seeing one flying at a display, the earth trembled with it’s power!!!:-)

  5. The_Photo_Boy says:

    Great shots there! very interesting too

  6. P_H_I_L_L says:

    Really like the second pic Ian. There used to be a lightning on a stick heading towards Wales, or was that a Spitfire?

  7. Nate Parker Photography says:

    that clarkson has a hilarious sense of humour!

  8. andyholmfirth says:

    Like all those rivets.

  9. C J Paul (chris) says:

    VERY COOL Ian love it mate

  10. cgullz says:

    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!).

  11. pasujoba says:

    A formidable aircraft , I particuarily like the angle of the second shot Ian. Great work .

  12. Michael W Hrysko (Hamilton Photographer) says:

    Good advice…..

    Great image !

  13. rob finch says:

    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.

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