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Lightning F6 XP693 . c/n 95151.

built as F3 18/7/63 flown to Filton on second flight for conversion to F3A (Interim F6). 17/4/64 built as F6, Filton - Warton for development.2/11/64 Handling, auto pilot, telemetry trials. 5/66 A&AEE 2in rocket tests. 8/67 Avon 302c performance trials. 7/68 A&AEE, 12/68 Warton. 23/2/70 MinTech charge. 14/4/70 60MU overhaul.13/5/70 Warton.1971/72 speed profile tests with over-wing tanks and refueling probe. 7/72 MRCA development work.15/12/75 Binbrook for store, acquired camouflage and 11 Sqd marks by 9/77. 3/10/78 Warton, used fatigue test rig to evaluate extending F6 service life (Lightning Support Flying
programme). 6/5/83 completed. 9/83 scrapped.

Picture Alisdair MacDonald

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