English Electric Lightning - Survivor XN776
F.2A XN776 - National Museum Of Flight, East Fortune Airfield, Lothian, Scotland
Lightning F.2A XN776 at National Museum of Flight, 3rd June 2017; Mike Overs
Up in Scotland is XN776, a 92 Squadron F.2A preserved (nay, pampered) at the National Museum of Flight at East Fortune. First flown as an F.2 on 18th October 1962, she was delivered to 19 Squadron and was flown back to Warton in January 1969 for conversion to an F.2A. Reissued to 19 Squadron at Gutersloh 7 months later, she spent all her active career with them on Battle Flight duties waiting for the Warsaw Pact onslaught that thankfully never happened. Note the two blue diamond shapes on the tail fin - a hint that 92 Squadron once provided the 'Blue Diamonds' display team (in pre-Lightning days when they operated Hunters).
Information on this page current as of 02/03/2021, last updated by Jake
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