Richard J. Caruana - The English Electric Lightning: A Comprehensive Guide for the Modeller
SAM Publications | 2003 | ISBN: 0953346579 | 138 pages | PDF | 50.63MB
SAM Modellers Datafile 7
In this book there are 7 brief chapters describing the design, development, and service history of the Lightning. Then there are 14 pages of very well done color profiles, 3 per page. Plastic model kit reviews follow. There is then a very useful section describing the differences between the various Lightning models. Then there are 22 pages reproduced from contemporary technical manuals detailing various Lightning features, 21 pages up close color photos of preserved Lightnings. The last chapter describes the camouflage and markings carried by the Lightning throughout its career.
The book finishes with a number of very useful appendices. They include for the modeller lists of kits, accessories, and decals. For the general enthusiast there are appendices covering engines and armament, specifications, the Lightning family tree, service squadrons, foreign operators, production details, and an extensive bibliography. In the rear there are 8 pages with superb Lightning lines drawings to 1/72nd scale.