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EE Lightning Recruiting Video  
User currently onlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15478 posts, RR: 26
Posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4781 times:

I ran across this old RAF promotional video from the 1960s featuring the English Electric Lightning and strange narration. It's cool footage, although the overall style could be described as 1950s instructional video meets creepy old porno.

http://jalopnik.com/5955228/this-196...hter-jet-ad-is-hilariously-british


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User currently offlineNewark727 From United States of America, joined Dec 2009, 1312 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4768 times:

What the heck was this commenter trying to get at

Quote:
That's one ugly ass airplane.
No wonder Britain got it's ass kicked in Vietnam.

He's wrong in every way that it is possible to be wrong.


User currently offlineAF1624 From France, joined Jul 2006, 644 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 4444 times:

Ahahah what the hell was that?

Amazing.

And I'd love to know more about that helmet the pilot has. Looks like a pressurised space suit!



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User currently offlinewingscrubber From UK - England, joined Sep 2001, 845 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4083 times:

Quoting Newark727 (Reply 1):
o wonder Britain got it's ass kicked in Vietnam.

He was trolling, evidently.



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User currently offlinekanban From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 3212 posts, RR: 26
Reply 4, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4083 times:
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The video reminds me of the "Thunderbirds" music and all.

User currently offlineCheshire From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 112 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3886 times:

Nothing beats a Lightning.

User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13046 posts, RR: 78
Reply 6, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3824 times:

Quoting wingscrubber (Reply 3):
He was trolling, evidently.

...or maybe jealous of a successful jungle counter-insurgency campaign around the same time, in Borneo?!
So low key, no one bothered to make any crap movies about it either!
(A rather unfair analogy I know, but if you are going to Troll, why not make an effort rather than just sounding just ignorant and/or insecure)?

Back to topic, I well remember seeing my first Lightning, at an airshow in 1980.
It did a very low, very, very fast pass along the crowd-line.
You felt it in your bones.


User currently offlinejumpjet From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 270 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3748 times:

Hah, it's hysterical and sooooo dated!

I took part in a similar RAF recruiting film made in 1973 all about the Harrier. I was an RAF Flight Line Mechanic at RAF Wittering at the time. I recently tracked down the only copy left, it was in the Imperial war Museum archive and they let me have a copy of it. It was all so wooden and the voice-over, which is supposed to be me, is utterly ridiculous, and a severe embarrassment. I was just 17 at the time and my teenage children now find it all highly amusing.


User currently offlineAF1624 From France, joined Jul 2006, 644 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3664 times:

Quoting jumpjet (Reply 7):
I took part in a similar RAF recruiting film made in 1973 all about the Harrier. I was an RAF Flight Line Mechanic at RAF Wittering at the time. I recently tracked down the only copy left, it was in the Imperial war Museum archive and they let me have a copy of it. It was all so wooden and the voice-over, which is supposed to be me, is utterly ridiculous, and a severe embarrassment. I was just 17 at the time and my teenage children now find it all highly amusing.

Any chance you could share it with us?



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User currently offlinejumpjet From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 270 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3657 times:

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10150743406703571

Don't say I didn't warn you! It's really bad and very dated. That's me, the young mechanic who waddles a lot...


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