ENGLISH ELECTRIC LIGHTNING T.5 XS420 – V Force Fighter Support
Welcome to the latest photo blog from the team here at #twitterVforce
People that know me and my values understand that I am a V Bomber man through and through……………though just sometimes…………
I have recently paid a few visits to the FAST Museum (@FASTMuseum) at Farnborough, checking out the 3 Vulcan Ejection Seat Test Dummies (Christened Vincent, Virgil & Vernon) and the remaining airframe of Avro Type 707A VX784 and have always been taken aback by their gate guardian English Electric Lightning T.5 XS420.
She’s silver and gleaming.
Once again through twitter I contacted one of her co owners – Rich Hall (@hydealfred) and he invited me back to FAST to get ‘up close and personal’ with his machine, an invite that I just could not refuse.
The date arrived, I arrived, Rich arrived and the resulting pictures are my memories from that day (as well learning heaps from Rich & his vast plethora of knowledge).
Links to the XS420 and FAST Museum websites can both be found on our Events/Links page and if you are ever at FAST and see a man tinkering with the Lightning, say hello – it will be Rich and no doubt you will receive the same warmth of hospitality that I did.
Oh and tell him #twitterVforce sent ya!