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English Electric Lightning - Survivor XS925

F.6 XS925 - RAF Museum, Hendon, Greater London

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Lightning F.6 XS925 at Hendon, 5th January 2019; Richard E Flagg

XS925 first flew on 26th January 1967 and served 5 and 11 Squadrons. The RAF Museum finally took her on in the 1990s, being strangely reluctant to do so initially, and incredibly disposed of their P.1B XA847 to make room for her.

Preserved in her final 11 Squadron markings (the last operational Lightning squadron), she's nicely surrounded by various bits of Lightning kit including Red Top and Firestreak missiles, a gun pack and ejector seat. Happily the massive perspex guard once placed in front of the aircraft was removed - sadly, they've removed her pitot probe instead to prevent people accidentally walking in to it.

Information on this page current as of 05/08/2021, last updated by Jake

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