English Electric Lightning

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English Electric Lightning
RAF's English Electric Lightning.
Role Fighter jet.
National origin UK
Manufacturer English Electric
First flight 1954
Introduction 1959
Status Out of service
Primary user Royal Air Force
Number built 337 examples

The English Electric Lightning is a British fighter jet. It is a twin-turbojet. It was used by the Royal Air Force for the Cold War and by air forces of Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.