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The cockpit section of Lightning F2, XN769 arrives at Russell Carpenter's London home. October 1994.

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Airways approval not required for this 'flight'. XN769 being positioned into Russell's back garden.
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Fitting snuggly in his back garden - now the hard work begins for Russell.
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Note the gun port in this photo, a charactoristic of Lightning F1, F2 and F2A's only.
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Justly proud, Russell Carpenter, sitting in his refurbished cockpit.
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Newly painted the cockpit of F2, XN769 looks resplendent. Russell is to part with this cockpit in favour of a fully serviceable, and complete, Lightning T5, XS458.
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After enourmous effort and logistical planning the cockpit of XN769 now resides at the Malta aircraft museum, donated by Russell on a long term loan basis.
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XN769's cockpit at the Malta aviation museum, August 2001. Present were L to R, Margaret Carpenter, Michael Refalo (Tourist minister), Russell Carpenter, Ray Polidano (Museum director).
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A lovely image of E.E. Lightning F2, XN769 of 92 Squadron, circa 1965.

 

 

 

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