A note on sources and credits

As far as possible photographs that are not mine are posted here with permission; thank you to all contributors to 'Jet & Prop', especially photographers Tad Dippel, Neil Cotten and Nico Charpentier, the editor of the magnificent 'Avions' magazine Michel Ledet and Jean-Yves Lorant, author, researcher and archivist at the Service Historique de la Défense, Paris. Images from the IWM and Roger Freeman collections are published here under the terms of a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Licence. Occasionally some images on this site have been 'reposted' from facebook or ebay. They are used non-commercially in an educational context to depict historical events. If such is deemed necessary they can be removed on simple request. Contact me at falkeeins at aol.com. All rights reserved.

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Binbrook Lightning in 'Soviet' markings


EE/BAC Lightning T.5 XS458 at RAF Binbrook. An unusual and rare image with the aircraft marked with a red star on the fin. Although this was relatively commonplace during a major air defence exercise the "CCCP" on the fuselage was very unusual.

From Stewart Scott's Ebay sales
http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/mellowyellowtr4/m.html?hash=item2a1655ba37&item=180763343415&pt=UK_Collectables_Aeronautica_MJ&_trksid=p4340.l2562