English Electric Lightning F.6 (Download)

Compatibility: Flight Simulator X

The Just Flight English Electric Lightning F.6 captures all the brutal power and awesome presence of this phenomenal aircraft. The Mk.6 Lightning was the pinnacle of the breed, giving you the chance to recapture something of the mixture of elation and sheer terror that faced the Lightning pilot of the 60s and 70s!

The first and last purely British-built supersonic Fighter and Interceptor, this hugely powerful aircraft was a potent symbol of the Cold War and was designed to be on high readiness to launch at a few minutes’ notice.


  • Highly accurate model, built over drawings and plans of the real aircraft
  • English Electric Lightning F.6 and F.53 variants included
  • Animated flying surfaces, landing gear, doors, hatches and airbrakes
  • Detailed landing gear with realistic suspension and accurate animation of the distinctive retraction process
  • Highly detailed virtual cockpit with radar scope and a significant number of animated/functioning switches and levers
  • Deployable braking chute which can be operated using either a keystroke or cockpit switch
  • Custom-coded, gravity-operated air-bleed doors – housed in the fuselage sides
  • Authentic segmented tail-hook
  • Comprehensive set of ground equipment including chocks, pre-flight flags, probe sheath, cockpit ladder and even a tie-down cockpit cover
  • Switchable ground power unit
  • Includes the distinctive over-wing fuel tanks, selectable from the virtual cockpit
  • Dynamically animated reheats and operating thrust vanes in the tail pipes
  • Cockpit canopy is textured to replicate the low-glare, ‘dark-gold’ look of the original cockpit glazing
  •  Red Top missiles, fitted to the fuselage on authentic pylons and capped for pre-flight safety when ground equipment is toggled
  • ADEN gun-pods built into the ventral tank, featuring muzzle flash and shell casing ejection effects
  • Animated SNEB’ rocket packs fitted to the F.53 version, together with under-wing pods
  • Accurate modelling of the Martin-Baker ejection seat from the Lightning period


A total of seven high definition liveries are included, featuring plenty of polished, heat-scorched and rivet-filled metal surfaces!

  • XR770 ‘AA’ – RAF 5 Squadron (red tail)
  • XR728 ‘JS’ – RAF Lightning Training Flight
  • XS901 ‘AH’ – RAF 5 Squadron (camouflage)
  • XR752 ‘Y’ – RAF 111 Squadron
  • XS903 ‘BA’ – RAF 11 Squadron
  • XS895 ‘H’ – RAF 74 Squadron
  • 53-689 ‘J’ – Royal Saudi Air Force (Mk.53)

Virtual cockpit

  • ‘Baked’ textures used to give the highly detailed cockpit a period, worn look
  • Fully functional with nearly all switches, knobs and levers animated and functional
  • Authentic gauges and tracking, radar and radio equipment – featuring the large AHI and NAV/TAC dial displays
  • Distinctive ribbon airspeed/MACH indicator – 3D gauge with dual KIAS/MACH read-outs
  • Realistic liquid-filled EB2 standby compass
  • Collimated gun-sight
  • Radar scope with adjustable screen presentation displaying terrain, airport and traffic information
  • Fully functional autopilot which can be linked to the ILS and TAC displays for navigation and approach modes
  • DME, NAV, ADF, transponder and communications radio suite
  • Custom-coded engine selector switch, starter, reheat and engine cut controls
  • Accurate fuel tank gauge array, including the unique Lightning flap tanks
  • Functional annunciator banks for all major engine systems
  • Authentic tachometers indicate spool-up for the pre-start motors
  • Full night lighting effects for the instruments and panels

Other features

  • Highly accurate flight dynamics closely simulate the real aircraft performance envelope
  • Lighting and effects including afterburners, start-up smoke, strobes, recognition and navigation lights
  • Professional standard stereo sound set delivers the full force of the two Rolls-Royce Avon engines with their unique start-up sequences

Paint Kit

A layered PSD paint kit is included, featuring individual layers for weathering and detail (Photoshop or similar software required).

"Just Flight's rendition of the EE Lightning is rather impressive in all respects. It looks like a real-world Lightning inside and out. Its performance is as described in the manual and mostly as expected of such a powerful and old aircraft. The manual is very nicely done. Special items such the canopy cover, security flags, a ladder, and a power unit add to the aircraft's realism on the ground" FlightSim.com
"A well rounded package... A real pleasure to fly... All the FSX bells and whistles are included on the textures with bump mapping and reflections used particularly well" Aircraft Repaints New Zealand 
"This Lightning, with its stunning (and realistic) performance, lets us relive a transitional era in aeronautics when modern technology met equipment dating back to WWII. A museum piece and a flying curiosity, the Lightning from Just Flight really does deserve the attention of all those who love exotic aircraft" Microsimulateur magazine
"The exterior of this airplane is really pleasing to the eye... The interior of the aircraft is done to the same high quality as the exterior... The VC is beautifully modeled... The sound package definitely adds a great deal to this package...
I believe that the flight model was done remarkably well... The price the developers charge for this add-on is more than reasonable and you are definitely getting your money’s worth for it!" Avsim.com

This demo features English Electric Lightning F6B in the markings of XS895 H 74 Sqn RAF. All avionics and control surfaces are fully working and no graphical spoilers have been added when used on the ground and during takeoff. The only limitation in this evaluation version of the English Electric Lightning is that the model and cockpit will become unusable once you reach 1000ft.

   Filesize: 125MB

System Requirements:

  • Flight Simulator X (Acceleration, Gold or SP2 required)
  • 2.0GHz or any Dual Core
  • 2.0GB RAM
  • 512MB graphics card
  • Windows 8 / 7 / XP (32-bit or 64-bit) / Vista
  • 150MB hard drive space
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English Electric Lightning F.6 (Download) The ferociously fast and much missed Lightning comes to FSX in this awesome package developed by Aeroplane Heaven.

Get the only all-British Mach 2 fighter in seven RAF liveries along with an export F.53 variant, all featuring numerous accurately animated moving parts, an amazing stereo sound set and detailed virtual cockpits with functional annunciator banks for all major engine systems and an accurate fuel tank gauge array.

Download size: 301MB (learn about downloads)

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