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  Did Lightnings have a red light on the upper spine and red and green lights in the wingtips? I'm finishing up an old Hasegawa Lightning and it has what looks like a light on the spine and what look like lights on the wing tips, but the only photos I can find that clearly show them as lights are either built kits or images from flight simulator games and I'm a bit skeptical as to the accuracy of those images. Thanks in advance for any help with this question. 

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Lightnings definitely have red and green navigation lights on the port and starboard wingtip leading edges respectively.  However I can’t confirm a red anti-collision beacon on the spine (or belly) without doing a quick web trawl or references dive.

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Our F-53 has a clear strobe lens on the spine roughly in line with the trailing edge of the wing flap where it abuts the fuselage. I photographed it last week for a friend.

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On 22/05/2022 at 23:03, Pantherhawk27263 said:

  Did Lightnings have a red light on the upper spine and red and green lights in the wingtips? I'm finishing up an old Hasegawa Lightning and it has what looks like a light on the spine and what look like lights on the wing tips, but the only photos I can find that clearly show them as lights are either built kits or images from flight simulator games and I'm a bit skeptical as to the accuracy of those images. Thanks in advance for any help with this question. 

In addition to John's quote from the manual, I downloaded the following from Britmodeller some time ago.  Apologies to the original poster but I did not record your copyright - Sorry (If its you - holler !!) 

 

Clear Tail lights, one ethers side:-

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Wing tip and anti-col lights :-

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Overall and showing upper spine mounted anti-col light :-

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And don't forget the landing lights - one on each main gear leg :-

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HTH

Dennis

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22 minutes ago, canberra kid said:

I think they are mine Dennis. If so no problem.

 

John

Thanks John - suitably accredited in the files.

 

Dennis

 

 

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32 minutes ago, sloegin57 said:

In addition to John's quote from the manual, I downloaded the following from Britmodeller some time ago.  Apologies to the original poster but I did not record your copyright - Sorry (If its you - holler !!) 

All photos credit:-  "Canberra Kid"

 

Clear Tail lights, one ethers side:-

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Wing tip and anti-col lights :-

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Overall and showing upper spine mounted anti-col light :-

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And don't forget the landing lights - one on each main gear leg :-

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HTH

Dennis

 

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No stobe's on the UK Lightning's just white bulbs under clear lenses. Wish I'd a £1 for every screw I removed  when doing night flying checks whilst on type.  You had to do a full light check both internal lights and external every day inc refuel probe lights and the  taxi lights. 

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