English Electric Lightning F.1A

English Electric Lightning F.1A

First British combat aircraft with supersonic performance, the lightning has been in service with R.A.F. Fighter Command since 1960. Ususal characteristics of the Lightning include the twin engine arrangement - one engine being mounted behind and above the other - and the large belly fuel tank which, althrough not normally expendable, can be jettisoned in an emergency. The 35 parts of this kit combine to produce a superb scale model of this famous aeroplane. - Taken from the 2nd edition catalogue (1963)

5th edition catalogue (1967), listed as English Electric 'Lightning' F.1A from English Electric Lightning F.1A.

9th edition catalogue (1971), listed as B.A.C./E.E. Lightning from English Electric 'Lightning' F.1A.

1981 edition catalogue, recorded as a Snap n Glue kit.

1984 edition catalogue, listed as English Electric Lightning from B.A.C./E.E. Lightning.

1985 edition catalogue, listed as E.E. Lightning from English Electric Lightning.

1986 edition catalogue, listed as English Electric Lightning from E.E. Lightning.

1987 edition catalogue, listed as English Electric Lightning F-1A from English Electric Lightning.

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Airfix Series (first appearance) 2
Rarity of early version Rare
First Issued 1963
Catalogue Ref - 2nd Edition (1963) 290
Catalogue Ref - 3rd Edition (1964) 290
Catalogue Ref - 4th Edition (1966) 290
Catalogue Ref - 5th Edition (1967) 290
Catalogue Ref - 6th Edition (1968) 290
Catalogue Ref - 7th Edition (1969) 290
Catalogue Ref - 8th Edition (1970) 290
Catalogue Ref - 9th Edition (1971) 290
Catalogue Ref - 10th Edition (1973) 02010-3
Catalogue Ref - 11th Edition (1974) 02010-3
Catalogue Ref - 12th Edition (1975) 02010-3
Catalogue Ref - 13th Edition (1976) 02010-3
Catalogue Ref - 14th Edition (1977) 02010-3
Catalogue Ref - 15th Edition (1978) 02010-3
Catalogue Ref - 16th Edition (1979) 02010-3
Catalogue Ref - 17th Edition (1980) 02010-3
Catalogue Ref - 1981 Edition 02068-2
Catalogue Ref - 1982 Edition 02068-2
Catalogue Ref - 1983 Edition 9 02068
Catalogue Ref - 1984 Edition 9 02068
Catalogue Ref - 1985 Edition 902068
Catalogue Ref - 1986 Edition 2068
Catalogue Ref - 1987 Edition 2068
Catalogue Ref - 1988 Edition 2068
Artist on Box Type 3 Charles Oates

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