Royal Air Force Lightning II

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Specifications

Issued 2018
Diameter 28.4mm
Weight 12g
Composition Outer: nickel-brass 76% copper, 4% nickel, 20% zinc
Composition Inner: Cupro-nickel 75% copper, 25% nickel
Obverse Jody Clark
Reverse Neil and Richard Talbot
Edge Milled
Inscription PER ARDUA AD ASTRA
Mintage ?
B.U pack C
10.00 L
13/09/18 I
Product code C
UK18LTBU K
 

Design details:


Force from the sky The Revolutionary Lightning II

Designed by brothers Neil and Richard Talbot, the aircraft combines advanced sensors and mission systems with low observable technology, which enables it to operate undetected in hostile airspace. Its integrated sensors, sensor fusion and data linking provide the pilot with unprecedented situational awareness. The pilot is able to share information gathered by the jet with other platforms using secure data links, and use the information to employ weapons or electronic means.

The Lightnings short take-off and vertical landing (STOVL) capability allows it to operate from the new Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers and the vessels of allied nations, as well as short airstrips.
 

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