English Electric Lightning Cockpit
The Electric Lightnings
Our English Electric Lightning was the fastest Electric Lightning that has ever flown out of all 337 that have been manufactured.
The first ever English Electric Lightning prototype took flight on the 4th of August 1954. This first prototype was called the P.1A
It was built as an interceptor aircraft and that was its only role during its years of service.
Its primary users were the Royal Air Force, Kuwait Air Force and the Royal Saudi Air Force.
It had 2 Rolls Royce Avon engines, totaling about 15,000 pounds of thrust.