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English Electric LightningEdit

The English Electric Lightning is a supersonic jet fighter aircraft of the Cold War era, noted for its great speed. It is the only all-British Mach 2 fighter aircraft and was the first aircraft in the world capable of supercruise. The Lightning was renowned for its capabilities as an interceptor; pilots commonly described it as "being saddled to a skyrocket". Following English Electric's integration into the unified British Aircraft Corporation, the aircraft was marketed as the BAC Lightning.


English Electric F.Mk 1A LightningEdit

Lightning F Mk 1 XM147 1









Single-seat fighter, delivered in 1961. Featured Avon 210R engines, an in-flight refuelling probe and UHF Radio; a total of 28 built.

  • Tech Level: 4
  • Damage Base: 21
  • Min./Max. Airspeed: 3/26
  • Maneuver (Loaded): 5 (6)
  • Aerobatic (Loaded): -2 (-3)
  • Defence (Loaded): 14 (13)
  • Climb Rate (Loaded): 2 (1)
  • Shallow/Steep/Power/Vertical Dives: 2/4/6/8
  • Operational Ceiling: 12
  • Stores External/Pylon/Internal: 3/2/0
  • Guns: 2x30mm ADEN
  • Cost: 576
  • Maintenance Cost: 69


English Electric F.Mk 6 LightningEdit

Lightning F Mk 6 XS904 6










Single-seat fighter (an improved longer-range variant of the F.3). Featured new wings with better efficiency and subsonic performance, overwing fuel tanks and larger ventral fuel tank, reintroduction of 30 mm cannons (initially no cannons but later in the forward part of ventral pack rather than in nose), use of Red Top missile. Total of 39 built (also nine converted from F.3 and 15 from F.3A).

In Firestorm terms, it offers no difference in performance to the Mark 1, so preference is largely based upon the line art you wish to use.

  • Tech Level: 4
  • Damage Base: 21
  • Min./Max. Airspeed: 3/26
  • Maneuver (Loaded): 5 (6)
  • Aerobatic (Loaded): -2 (-3)
  • Defence (Loaded): 14 (13)
  • Climb Rate (Loaded): 2 (1)
  • Shallow/Steep/Power/Vertical Dives: 2/4/6/8
  • Operational Ceiling: 12
  • Stores External/Pylon/Internal: 3/2/0
  • Guns: 2x30mm ADEN
  • Cost: 576
  • Maintenance Cost: 69

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