Lightning II The sequel: hit or flop?

AFM columns, Air Power Association President, Air Marshal (Ret’d) Greg Bagwell CB, CBE provides a new take on the commander’s update brief – the traditional method of apprising senior personnel.

In the first of his regular


Commander’s Update Briefing

Air Marshal (Ret’d) Greg Bagwell CB, CBE.
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Senior commanders have been privy to the capabilities off ered by the F-35 and are in little doubt as to the type’s capabilities.
All photos Jamie Hunter unless stated

WE HAVE ALL been disappointed by the sequel to our favourite movie (although there are some notable exceptions). In the case of the second coming of the Lightning (otherwise known as the F-35), the sequel has been a long time in the waiting, and whether you are from the US or the UK, the Lockheed P-38 or the English Electric Lightning are either a distant memory or history.

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