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Offline CLIFFORD

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P1 LIGHTING
« on: February 28, 2012, 01:22:51 PM »
while serving in the RAF at RAE Bedford i worked on the P1. as far as i can remember it had wooden wings, a fixed undercarage. a removable tail section, a low tail and a T tail. it was powered by a derwent engine, and it was painted blue.
can any one remember it and are there any photos.i can not find any referance any were about it.  thanks   Cliff
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Re: P1 LIGHTING
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2012, 01:43:34 PM »
Take a look at these links:

http://www.thunder-and-lightnings.co.uk/lightning/survivors.php
http://www.vectorsite.net/aveeltg.html

The Lightning Origins section of the latter confirms that the Shorts SB5 proving aircraft which was completed and flown ahead of the Lightning P1A and P1B was very much along the lines of the aircraft you recall and was indeed operated by the RAE.

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Re: P1 LIGHTING
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2012, 02:37:03 PM »
Thanks Gully
The shorts SB5 is the one, its good to see it again, i wiil now have to go to Cosford to see it.
thanks for your trouble  Cliff
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