English Electric Lightning F.1A - 290

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English Electric Lightning F.1A

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The description below is taken from the Airfix catalogue this kit was first seen in. There may also be extra information underneath the main catalogues description.

Airfix Catalogue description:

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.

Airfix Series: 2
Rarity of early version: Rare
First Issued: 1963

Artists information below is taken from:
Airfix Collectors Club, Artist and Kit list - 6th Ed. Compiled by Jeremy Brook.
Artist on Box Type 3: Charles Oates
Artist on Box Type 6: Ken McDonough

This kit appeared in these catalogues:
2nd Edition (1963) Ref: 290
3rd Edition (1964) Ref: 290
4th Edition (1966) Ref: 290
5th Edition (1967) Ref: 290
6th Edition (1968) Ref: 290
7th Edition (1969) Ref: 290
8th Edition (1970) Ref: 290
9th Edition (1971) Ref: 290
10th Edition (1973) Ref: 02010-3
11th Edition (1974) Ref: 02010-3
12th Edition (1975) Ref: 02010-3
13th Edition (1976) Ref: 02010-3
14th Edition (1977) Ref: 02010-3
15th Edition (1978) Ref: 02010-3
16th Edition (1979) Ref: 02010-3
17th Edition (1980) Ref: 02010-3
1981 Edition Ref: 02068-2
1982 Edition Ref: 02068-2
1983 Edition Ref: 9 02068
1984 Edition Ref: 9 02068
1985 Edition Ref: 902068
1986 Edition Ref: 02068
1987 Edition Ref: 02068
1988 Edition Ref: 02068


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