RAF Lightning

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  1. otftch

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    Here is an RAF Lightning. Kit is the old Airfix in 1/72. Not a bad kit for its age.
    Ed
     

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    Looks good, nice to see one in RAF camo.
     
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    Glad to see I'm not the only one that uses both sides of a shelf!
    Good lookig Lightning, too!
     
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    Ha, I hadn't noticed that :) Great idea to conserve space.
     
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    Nice looking P-38...

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    Good one Ed - and something rarely seen in model form, just like the real thing, as there were only two!
     
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    great job Ed, but you had me going, i clicked thinking i'd see an English Electric Lightning !!!!
     
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    So did I !!
     
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    Looking very nice Ed. :thumbright:
     
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    Nice work Ed!
     
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    Very nice. 8)
     
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    Good stuff ED!
     
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    Very nice! though correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe in their infinite wisdom the RAF ordered the Lightning without the turbos then rejected it because it didn't perform....
     
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    Yep, as I mentioned, there were two, but not strictly RAF. They were evaluated by the A&AEE at Boscombe Down, and rejected. Had they had turbos, things might have been slightly different.
     
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    Very cool. The Brits nickednamed it the Lightning since it was slow (No supercharges)didn't they?
     
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