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Old 26th Mar 2015, 23:13
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newt
 
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And here we go Jindy! The AIM 9 was not available when the Lightning was designed and certainly not made available by the U.S. until much later! The aircraft as designed was fantastic. A well balanced machine and a delight to fly! Radar limited but upgraded throughout its life.

As for the comment " I'm amazed it even had missiles......" What a load of tosh!

It was way ahead of everything else in its day! What's more it was BRITISH!

Did Bbad even ever see it fly?
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