By: Philpott, Bryan.

Price: $17.50 USD

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Book Condition: Very Good

184 pp, large 8vo (9 5/8" H). B&w photographs, profiles. "First flown in 1957 and still in active service, the Lightning was the first supersonic aircraft designed and built in Britain. Setting new standards with its rate of climb and interception speed, and still in many ways unsurpassed, its excellent handling qualities earned it the affection of a generation of pilots. This book details the aircraft's development and success - and shows how, but for Government vacillation, the Lightning, with its great overseas sales' potential, could have revitalised the British military aircraft industry." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small area of surface paper loss at fore-edge of rear endpapers. Dust jacket has light rubbing, is price-clipped, minor edge wear, moderate wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds - light elsewhere, small tear at top of rear hinge - archivally taped.


Author Name: Philpott, Bryan.

Categories: Military - Post WWII, Military - Aviation,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Wellingborough, Patrick Stephens: 1984

ISBN Number: 0850596874

ISBN Number 13: 9780850596878

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good-

Seller ID: 25226

Keywords: Royal Air Force, RAF, Aeroplane Armament Experimental Establishment, Boscombe Down, BAC Canberra, Warton, Boeing KC, de Havilland DH 108, Gloster Javelin, Firestreak missile, Mushayt Khamis, NATO, Rolls-Royce, Saudi Arabia, Farnborough, Short SB, English electric/BAC Lightning, Lightning, Supersonic Aircraft, British Aircraft, 20th Century Aviation, British Military Aircraft Industry.,