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A Legend in detail
on 11 April 2016
A fascinating book detailing the life in service of the incredible English Electric Lightning interceptor. Essentially, 2 afterburning Rolls Royce Avon engines sitting atop each other with 2 wings bolted on and a pilot strapped in at the front. The performance, and the fuel consumption, was legendary, as was the poor reliability. This book follows this machine through its various marks and versions, listing all the accidents, the pilots' accounts, and the Board of Enquiry findings.
There's plenty of technical detail and aviation jargon in here, but it's still readable even if you have no great knowledge of such terms, a great book, well worth reading.