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Lightning Volume 3 The Manual


Having been commissioned by Haynes Publishing group some time ago to produce a book on the English Electric Lighting some time ago anticipation has been high on what was to become the ultimate tribute to this iconic fighter.
Sadly, Haynes decided to move away from aircraft manual sand the Author was left with the decision to cancel the project or continue to publish under Firestreakbooks.com. Haynes were very generous and agave the author full permission to continue the work , something that had been a five-year project. Finally, the ultimate guide to the Lightning is available. Lavishly illustrated in full colour the book brings together a stunning collection of images , mostly unseen as well as a plethora of rare memorabilia and diagrams from official sources. A book that will appeal to enthusiasts, modellers , pilots , engineers and general aviation aficionados demand is sure to outstrip supply. With its “ retro “ style cover the book is lavishly produced on fine art paper and bound in cloth hard back – a true collector’s piece. The first print run is limited to 1500 signed and numbered copies so don’t delay in buying this limited run.
The book is 156 page a large increase from the standard of 128 pages at no extra cost –
Post and packaging are £6.45 UK only
Post and Packaging is a standard £15 for the rest of the world.

Firestreak Books

Arguably Firestreak Books have brought together the finest collection of images of this iconic fighter in one single volume. Images have been chosen meticulously to show the Lightning flying at day or by night in all weathers – the role it was designed for. With demand sure to exceed supply an early reservation is recommended to avoid disappointment. Please contact Firestreak Books should you wish to order a specific number ie 56/2000 – please be advised many have already been pre ordered so a selection of numbers will avoid disappointment.

Ian Black

Ian Black is a respected and well known Aviation Photographer/ Writer. His photography has won awards and is universally regarded as being the “best of the best”. Having produced books over the past twenty years for various publishers – Firestreak Books have now upped the bar on how aviation photographic books are published, with meticulous attention to detail and using one of the finest designers in the business the first title “Lightning” is set to be a game changer. Produced in the UK this lavish work is printed on high quality art paper with each book hand stitched and bound in small quantities. Limited initially to just 2000 signed and numbered copies the first book is set to be a sound investment to any collector. Previous works by the author have increased in value significantly over the past decade. Future titles are planned with the same emphasis on quality and similarly in limited numbers. Please check the web site for updates on future works.

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