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Electric Lightning 1959. Pilot Hale climbed to 88,000 ft in his Lightning In 1985.  Concorde was offered as a target to NATO fighters including F-15s, F-16s, F-14s, Mirages, F-104s - but only Lightning was able to overtake from the rear. Climb: 36,000ft in 3 minutes.

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.

The coolest jet ever made (in my opinion) RAF Electric Lightening.

The coolest jet ever made (in my opinion) the RAF Electric Lightning, as ridden in by Professor Brian Cox to reach 'the thin blue line' of Earth's atmosphere!

Lightning F3 XP741 of 111 Squadron, RAF Wattisham, 1965.

In Cold War pictures, how the RAF has always been ready to face Russia

Shining: A pilot climbs into a Lightning of 111 Squadron at RAF Wattisham in 1965 near Stowmarket, Suffolk

A Lightning F2 of based at RAF Leaconfield is seen demonstrating its impressive climb ability over the East Yorkshire countryside in September 1965

In Cold War pictures, how the RAF has always been ready to face Russia

An English Electric Lightning of 19 Sqn, RAF is demonstrating its impressive climb ability over East Yorkshire countryside in September

Lightning F.2 of No. 19 Squadron.

RAF-T Straight and level over the North Sea an English Electric Lightning of No 19 Squadron stationed at RAF Leaconfield South Yorkshire.

And here's something you really don't see everyday - a Lightning on a bombing run. From the Stuart-Paul RSAF history. pic.twitter.com/CSSIw0xnDe

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A Saudi Arabian Air Force Electric Lightning making a munitions delivery.

Anyone know what the development of this cost? Have you ever thought of how many previous jets the US designed and paid for delivery on for less than this cost to develop? It can't even get out of its own way in a dogfight... Sorry we lost you John Boyd, and where are you Pierre Sprey? Is there even a fighter mafia anymore to unscrew this kinda deal? It's shameful. Cancel this! Get us a real fighter!

Behold, the Lockheed Skunk Works Lightning II. This fighter is named after the Lightning from WWII, which is rumored to have also been designed by Lockheed Skunk Works. Unapplicable, LMO not on Dave/Harriet team. Dave, please confirm.

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