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Lightning Kuwait 2 by WS-Clave Lightning Kuwait 2 by WS-Clave
The English Electric Lightning Mach 2 fighter entered service with the RAF in 1959 and served throughout the 1960s and well into the Cold War with the RAF, Kuwaiti and Saudi Air Forces.

The design was radical and innovative, with twin Rolls-Royce engines stacked vertically, and staggered to reduce frontal area leading to a climb rate of 50,000 feet a minute, and a top speed of 1,300mph (2,400 km/h)

The Lightning was armed with 2 x 30mm cannon and 2 x Firestreak or Red Top missiles.  The F.53 version was configured for ground attack with rockets and/or bombs.

This example is a Lightning T.55 of the Kuwait Air Force 1969.
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Midway2009 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome work. :clap:
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