RAF English Electric Lightning Pilot Hale climbed to ft in his Lightning In Concorde was offered as a target to NATO fighters including Mirages, - but only Lightning was able to overtake from the rear. Climb: in 3 minutes.
Armorers load .50 caliber ammunition into the four Browning M2 machine guns of a P-38 Lightning fighter with the USAAF 1st Fighter Group. 1944 photo probably taken at Salsola Airfield part of the Foggia group Italy.
Cheerio Ivan: English Electric: Lightning - Limited Edition Fine Art prints and original paintings by Alex Hamilton. A pair of of No. 74 Squadron taking their leave of the crew of a Soviet Tupolev “Bear” D after interception and escort.
The English Electric Lightning is a supersonic jet fighter aircraft of the Cold War era, noted for its great speed. It is the only all-British Mach 2 fighter aircraft and was the first aircraft in the world capable of supercruise.