Jaguar E-Type and English Electric Lightning, shot 2011 at Bruntingthorpe airfield pic.twitter.com/lOjAnzSi8D - courtesy @James Barnes Lipman

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Jaguar E-Type and English Electric Lightning. Awesome Icons of the The Lightning could climb Everest in 2 minutes. The E Type made Enzo Ferrari weep.

The legendary English Electric Lightning - One of my favourite Cold War era jets. It's astonishing ROC and exceptional performance marked it out as ahead of it's time and a pilot's favourite.

The legendary English Electric Lightning One of my favourite Cold War era jets. It's astonishing ROC and exceptional performance marked it out as ahead of it's time and a real pilot's favourite.

TSR2 faster with one engine on reheat than an English Electric Lightning with both engines on reheat, wow that is fast.

British Aircraft Corporation (BAC) - Royal Air Force (RAF) - faster with one engine on reheat than an English Electric Lightning with both engines on reheat, wow that is fast!

Cheerio Ivan by Alex Hamilton A classic scene from the Cold War. A pair of F6 English Electric Lightnings of No. 74 Squadron taking their l...

Cheerio Ivan: English Electric: Lightning - Limited Edition Fine Art prints and original paintings by Alex Hamilton. A pair of of No. 74 Squadron taking their leave of the crew of a Soviet Tupolev “Bear” D after interception and escort.

English Electric Lighting.

Lightning at RAF Gütersloh negotiating the Ems Canal on the western threshold

An English Electric Lightning F.6 of No 74 Squadron at RAF Leuchars, Fife, banking sharply to port. Note the Red Top air-to-air missiles mounted on fuselage pylons and the tip of the starboard over-wing long range fuel tank.

An English Electric Lightning of No 74 Squadron at RAF Leuchars, Fife, banking sharply to port. Note the Red Top air-to-air missiles mounted on fuselage pylons and the tip of the starboard over-wing long range fuel tank.

Lightning F.53 53-670 RSAF القوات الجوية الملكية السّعوديّة IK-74

Lightning F.53 53-670 RSAF القوات الجوية الملكية السّعوديّة IK-74

English Electric Lightning XS904 #plane #1960s

English Electric Lightning - first flight 60 years ago today (August 4

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