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By Peter Caygill

The English electrical Lightning entered RAF squadron provider in 1960 and persevered flying within the interceptor position until eventually 1988. It had a beautiful world-beating functionality with a most sensible pace in way over Mach 2 and a climb fee that will take it to 40,000 toes in a bit over three mins. The aircraft’s security list, notwithstanding, left a lot to be wanted. in the course of a interval within the early Nineteen Seventies the attrition price was once the lack of a Lightning each month. there has been a six in keeping with cent likelihood of a pilot experiencing an engine hearth and a one in 4 probability that he wouldn't survive.

This publication appears to be like at Lightning injuries and incidents in chronological order utilizing the legit coincidence stories, Board of Inquiry findings and firsthand money owed from pilots. It places the reader greatly ‘in the cockpit’.

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