EE Lightning F.3: Ready for anything.

A well-posed photo of a 111 Sqn pilot and his F3 (XP741) at RAF Wattisham in 1965. The trusty “squire” is handling our knight hero the superb Taylor Type “E” high-altitude helmet. The red opening in that helmet is the mouth port…..used for drinking or vomiting, depending upon the wearer physical condition.

The imposing coolness of the Lightning, never get tired of it.

Photo: Ian Proctor.

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5 thoughts on “EE Lightning F.3: Ready for anything.

  1. Pingback: EE Lightning F.3: Behold the Glory !!!! | The Dreamy Dodo

  2. Have you seen this? BAC Lightning video on YouTube:- https://youtu.be/1n0IfLswJ1o
    If you have to use a “partial pressure” helmet, a partial pressure suit would also be needed, would it not?
    I used to watch these guys taking off and landing at Wattisham.
    Great phrase – “The imposing coolness of the Lightning, never get tired of it.” Me too, very well said!

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