English Electric Lightning XR749

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The English Electric Lightning was the last all UK jet fighter, and the only fully British operational jet capable of Mach 2.27 (1500 Mph). XR749 was famed for its multiple achievements in intercepting an American U2 spy plane and winning a 1984 NATO competition to intercept and then overtake Concorde.

Lightning F.3 XR749 at Peterhead, 21st April 2012; Geoff Lokey


Have your own piece of aviation history…

Made from aluminium alloy reclaimed from the original tail fin, these beautifully rendered cufflinks capture the sheer power of this iconic aircraft.

Entirely made and hand finished in the UK, these items come presented in a high-quality hinged box, together with a certificate of authenticity.