The Lightning The English Electric (later BAC) Lightning was a remarkable and innovative British design. It was the first British aircraft able to sustain supersonic speeds in level flight and the first to achieve twice the speed of sound, Mach 2.0. Its Rolls Royce Avon reheated engines were stacked one above the other in an unusual arrangement in the relatively thin but tall fuselage. The wings were swept back 60 degrees, the radar was contained...
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