BMI727
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EE Lightning Recruiting Video

Fri Oct 26, 2012 11:54 pm

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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Newark727
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RE: EE Lightning Recruiting Video

Sat Oct 27, 2012 12:49 am

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.
 
AF1624
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RE: EE Lightning Recruiting Video

Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:15 am

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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RE: EE Lightning Recruiting Video

Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:09 pm

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

He was trolling, evidently.
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kanban
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RE: EE Lightning Recruiting Video

Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:47 am

The video reminds me of the "Thunderbirds" music and all.
 
Cheshire
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RE: EE Lightning Recruiting Video

Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:32 am

Nothing beats a Lightning.
 
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RE: EE Lightning Recruiting Video

Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:13 pm

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.
 
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RE: EE Lightning Recruiting Video

Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:47 am

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.
 
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RE: EE Lightning Recruiting Video

Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:09 am

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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RE: EE Lightning Recruiting Video

Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:09 am

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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