English Electric Lightning F6 1:72

English Electric Lightning F6 1:72

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English Electric Lightning F6 1:72

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$29.99

Item Code: A05042A

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  • Scheme 1: XS903 5 Squadron RAF Binbrook
  • Scheme 2: XS921 56 Squadron June 1976

 

As the only all-British built Mach 2 plus capable fighter aircraft, the English Electric Lightning occupies a unique place in aviation history and remains one of the finest achievements of the British aviation industry. Possessing incredible performance, this Cold War warrior entered service in 1960 and became Britain’s primary interceptor for the following two decades.

 

BAE SYSTEMS is a registered trade mark of BAE Systems plc.

 

% Safety Notice

Prop 65 Warning

 

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In its originally intended role as a ‘Supersonic Dash’ interceptor, the English Electric Lightning was quite possibly the finest aircraft ever produced and very much ahead of its time. Although now sadly consigned to the pages of aviation history, for anyone lucky enough to have seen a Lightning display at an Airshow, it remains as one of the most exciting aeroplanes man has ever produced.

 

 Michael Clegg

Michael Clegg

Airfix - Flight Specialist

y Technical Specification & Detail

Scale 1:72
Skill 2
Flying Hours 1
Number of Parts 92
Dimensions (mm) L235 x W148
Age Suitability 8+

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sssss 5
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Late model Lightning.

Excellent kit with plenty of detail. Went together well although the cockpit has to be carefully positioned to get the fuselage to meet correctly. Made this after a long period away from the hobby so a learning experience. No problems with the undercarriage assembly and there are instructions to add weight to prevent a tail-sitter. Completed it in the low vis 1980's scheme as a contrast to the silver finish usually seen and so has the Red Top missile package. Kit has plenty of options with over-wing ferry tanks, re-fuelling probe and both gun packs or fuel tank only. The decals are very comprehensive with extensive stencils. Very impressive as a model of a the definitive Lightning.

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Nice, quick build.

I was bought this kit as a holiday present to keep me occupied. Firstly I have to say that the cockpit sub-assembly was a dream to build. Everything fit together perfectly. The cockpit tub itself was mounted onto the front air intake which was a nice idea however when it was time to close up the fuselage, this caused a large gap to be left underneath the air intake and front wheel well. This was easily fixed with some filler. Next was the wings with some nice detail inside the wheel wells. When it was time to attach the wings with the fuselage, there was a slight gap left which was also fixed with some filler. The undercarriage assembly was very nice and simple. Then it came to painting. This was all hand painted as my airbrush was left at home however it didn’t take very long to paint which was nice. The decals were nicely printed and went on fine. Overall this is a nice kit but make sure you have some filler at hand. ... Read more

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Humbrol Enamel paints for the kit's primary decal scheme.

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