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English Electric Lightning F53 (53-671)

 

Manufacturer ENGLISH ELECTRIC (BAe)
Purpose INTERCEPTOR
Crew 1 PILOT
Engines Two Rolls Royce Avon 302
Max Speed (sea level) 700 knots (1159 km/h)
Maximum speed (36,000ft) Mach 2.0+
Service ceiling 54,000ft, zoom to >70,000ft
All-up weight 45,750 lb
Weapons 2 x Firestreak or Red Top Missiles, 1000 lb (1,814 kg) bombs x 2, Microcell rocket pod
Range 850 nautical miles, 155 miles supersonic

 


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