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Offline O.C.

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65 years ago today
« on: August 04, 2019, 04:22:47 am »
The first flight of WG 760 English Electric Lightening.... blimey how time flies ;)     

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TqyLe5U8ac   


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-4wuvw_5GM     
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Re: 65 years ago today
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2019, 07:05:08 am »
That certainly brought a smile to my eyes!  Thanks!
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Re: 65 years ago today
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2019, 07:48:48 am »
I was not aware of the Lightening. Thanks for the information.
Mach 2 in 1958!   Wow!!

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Re: 65 years ago today
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2019, 09:50:55 am »
Mach 2 was reached earlier than that in experimental and interceptor class fighters...   With that being said however, British aircraft design (INMHO), hasn't been matched by anyone up to this point.  And by that I mean their unique airframe designs.   Too bad they are basically out of that business these days.


The Electric Lightening was the FIRST fighter to achieve supercruise. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supercruise


https://www.boldmethod.com/blog/lists/2014/10/the-worlds-first-10-supersonic-jets/




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