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BAC Lightning - Arthur Reed

Ian Allan, 1980, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled along edges.

The English Electric (now British Aerospace) Lightning will go down in the history of aviation as one of the most classic of fighters. It was the first and only truly supersonic aircraft to be fully developed by Britain on her own, and as such it was beloved by pilots, but not so enthusiastically received by politicians. Its story covers three decades (the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s) and parts of two more (the latter part of the 1940s and very likely the whole of the 1980s) so that it is at once both an historical aircraft and one that remains very contemporary. Illustrated with B&W and Colour photographs. Modern Combat Aircraft No. 5
Size: 9½ x 7¼"
Number of Pages: 112
ISBN: 0711009880