Lightning Eject: The Dubious Safety Record of Britain'S Only Supersonic Fighter download free [PDF and Ebook] by Peter Caygill

Lightning Eject: The Dubious Safety Record of Britain'S Only Supersonic Fighter download free [PDF and Ebook] by Peter Caygill year 2013
  • Book name: Lightning Eject: The Dubious Safety Record of Britain'S Only Supersonic Fighter
  • Author: Peter Caygill
  • Release date: 2013/8/20
  • Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Technology and Engineering
  • ISBN: 9781848848856
  • Rating: 7.45 of 10
  • Votes: 310
  • Review by: Treva Wadsworth
  • Review rating: 7.31 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/25
  • Total pages: 208
  • Includes a PDF summary of 22 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: The English Electric Lightning entered RAF squadron service in 1960 and continued flying in the interceptor role until 1988. It had a stunning world-beating performance with a top speed in excess of Mach 2 and a climb rate that would take it to 40,000 feet in a little over 3 minutes. The aircraft's safety record, however, left much to be desired. During a period in the early 1970s the attrition rate was the loss of a Lightning every month. There was a six per cent chance of a pilot experiencing an engine fire and a one in four chance that he would not survive.This book looks at Lightning accidents and incidents in chronological order using the official accident reports, Board of Enquirey findings and first-hand accounts from pilots. It puts the reader very much 'in the cockpit'.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 12H46M7S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Military Engineering, Military History, Aerospace & Aviation Technology, Military Aircraft, Military Vehicles, Air Forces & Warfare
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  • Format: Hardback
  • Approximate value: 25.83 USD
  • Dimensions: 160x236x24mm
  • Weight: 521.63g
  • Printed by: Pen & Sword Aviation
  • Published in: South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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