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Description - Lightning Eject by Peter Caygill

The English Electric Lightning entered RAF squadron service in 1960 and continued flying in the interceptor role until 1988. It had a stunning world-beating performance with a top speed in excess of Mach 2 and a climb rate that would take it to 40,000 feet in a little over 3 minutes. The aircraft's safety record, however, left much to be desired. During a period in the early 1970s the attrition rate was the loss of a Lightning every month. There was a six per cent chance of a pilot experiencing an engine fire and a one in four chance that he would not survive.This book looks at Lightning accidents and incidents in chronological order using the official accident reports, Board of Enquirey findings and first-hand accounts from pilots. It puts the reader very much 'in the cockpit'.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781848848856
ISBN-10: 1848848854
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Pen & Sword Aviation
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Aug-2012
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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