Maker - English Electric (BAC)
First Flight - 1957
Introduction - 1959
Lightning is a British supersonic fighter manufactured by English Electric and first flying on April 4, 1957
It was actually deployed in 1960
In F Mk.6, the adoption of new main wing, much larger ventral fuel tank, overwing tank, etc. improved the cruising performance.
Later on the front of the ventral fuel tank was equipped with 30 mm Aden revolver 2 gates.
Retired from the front line of June, 1988, 28 years since F Mk.1 was deployed in the actual battle.
Length: 55 ft 3 in (16.8 m)
Wingspan: 34 ft 10 in (10.6 m)
Height: 19 ft 7 in (5.97 m)
Wing area: 474.5 ft² (44.08 m²)
Empty weight: 31,068 lb (14,092 kg)
Max. takeoff weight: 45,750 lb (20,752 kg)
Powerplant: 2 × Rolls-Royce Avon 301R afterburning turbojets
Dry thrust: 12,530 lbf (55.74 kN) each
Thrust with afterburner: 16,000 lbf (71.17 kN) each
AG 1 = Missile Release
AG 2 = Tank Release
AG 8 = Beacon light on/off
Trim = Flaps
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- Wingspan 25.1ft (7.7m)
- Length 37.4ft (11.4m)
- Height 13.1ft (4.0m)
- Empty Weight 4,351lbs (1,973kg)
- Loaded Weight 8,794lbs (3,989kg)
- Wing Loading 24.8lbs/ft2 (120.9kg/m2)
- Wing Area 355.2ft2 (33.0m2)
- Drag Points 4903
- Number of Parts 165
- Control Surfaces 5