English Electric Lightning T. Mk5 ZU-BBD
We are delighted to be acting on behalf of Thunder City Aircraft Company (Pty) Limited in the sale of their fleet of Hunters, Buccaneers and Lightnings.
ZU-BBD is one of three Lightnings we have listed and is a two-seat T. Mk5 version of this famous Cold War interceptor.
Aircraft Type: Lightning T. Mk5
Service Registration: XS452
Service: "452" 226 OCU, "T" 11 Sqd, "X" 111 Sqd, "X" 56 Sqd, Akrotiri Station Flight (Flamingo on PINK fin, pink-blue nose markings), used APC-detached UK Lightning squadrons, "Y" 11 Sqd ('C' Flt). First flight in dark green experimental camouflage.
LTF, lent 5 Sqd, "T" 11 Sqd, "Z" LTF, "DZ" LTF, "BT" 11 Sqd.
30/6/88 delivered to Cranfield and subsequently bought by Tony Hulls and restored. The Aircraft was fast taxied at Cranfield Airshow.
Bought by Mike Beacheyhead in South Africa and registered as ZU-BBD. The aircraft has been resprayed Gloss Black.
9th March 1999. XS452 flys in Cape Town, South Africa.