Название: Lightning from the Cockpit: Flying the Supesonic Legend Автор: Peter Caygill Издательство: Pen & Sword ISBN: 1844150828 Год издания: 2004 Язык: English Cтраниц: 220 Формат: PDF Размер: 77,5 MB
The English Electric Lightning was the only single-seat supersonic interceptor fighter designed and manufactured in the UK. It saw service with the RAF in the sixties and seventies and gained a worthy reputation for its speed ( in excess of Mach 2 ) and phenomenal rate of climb. It was, however, a not entirely reliable aeroplane and over fifty were lost during its operational career. In this book, the author has gathered together 16 personal accounts of what it was like to fly the Lightning, thrilling stories that convey the immense brute power of the machine and also its many pitfalls.