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AB Military

English Electric Lightning S3 ZR713


Owned By the Lightning Preservation Group and on display at Bruntingthorpe

Our greatest Project to Date. The aircraft was Prepared By Steve Thompson and Sprayed by Steve Hand Prior to the graphics being added by  AB Military’

The split scheme of 111 Squadron on one side and 76 Squadron on the other brought about some challenges

But the end results were worth it.



This Page Will Be Updated As The Project Progresses

ZR713/718 On Display In 2017

ZR713/718 On display in 2017

Freshly Painted Ready for the Graphics

View From The Other Side Paint By Steve Hand

The Distinctive Checkerboard Taking Shape

The Completed Checkerboard

Alison Applying the White Section of A wing Roundel

Completed Roundels


Edward Applying One of the Smaller Graphics

The First Vinyl Added to the 111 SQ Tail

The 111 SQ Tail Markings Nearing Completion

The 76 SQ Nose Flash Is Started

The Firebird Applied to the Nose Flash

The Large C On The Airbrake

Close Up Of The Tail Markings

Details of Markings Inside Wheel Door


The Red Added to The Nose Flash

Some of the Small Markings