Twin-turbine English Electric Lightning

Twin-turbine English Electric Lightning

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but compared to today’s modern, colorless fighters, classic jets had some panache. Take the English Electric Lightning, a supersonic interceptor of the ’60s and ’70s that reached double the speed of sound as the first British jet fighter. With twin stacked turbine engines, it even looked fast! In this week’s featured video, Ali Machinchy puts his radio-control English Electric Lightning (from the Airworld kit) through its paces at the Blackbushe Model Air Show last month. Many thanks to Tbobborap1 for posting this video on YouTube.

 

Updated: July 23, 2015 — 10:26 AM
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