Title ENGLISH ELECTRIC/BAC LIGHTNING.
Publisher Patrick Stephens, Wellingborough, 1984, first edition.
Seller ID 25226
184 pp, large 8vo (9 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850596874 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 stan dards 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 ho w , b ut 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 re ar en dpapers. 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. Very Good/Very Good-