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English Electric Lightning F53
© Graham K Cook
The classic lines of the British Lightning interceptor, which was in use across the world from the late 1950's into the 1980's. It's 'party piece' was to stand on it's tail almost from take-off and climb vertically to it's operational height and could achieve a climb rate of 20,000 ft/min.
Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum, August 2010
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