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  1. Supersonic car reaches 210mph in 8 secondsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 30, 2017 | Inhabitat

    ... combined output of 360 family cars, according to The Bloodhound Project. Runway wheels from an English Electric Lightning fighter helped the car travel rapidly down the runway. Why build a supersonic car? According to The Bloodhound Project's ...

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  2. F-35 Lightning: The Joint Strike Fighter ProgramRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 29, 2017 | Defence Industry Daily

    October 30/17: A spare parts shortage has stricken the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program and is severely limiting operational capabilities . A US Government Accountability Office report released Thursday found that "from January through August 7, 2017, F-35 aircraft were unable to fly about 22 percent of the time due to parts shortages," and the shortage is likely to plague the program for several years to come.

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  3. Bloodhound SSC successfully completes its first public speed runsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 27, 2017 | SlashGear.com

    ... 1,000 mph. During the public runs, Bloodhound SSC used runway wheels that were originally from an English Electric Lightning fighter jet. Those tires are very low friction and were specifically reconditioned by Dunlop for the event. During the ...

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  4. Bloodhound SSC finally runs, breaks 210mph in first runway testRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 26, 2017 | Ars Technica

    ... but for the shakedown test Bloodhound SSC used some low-grip Dunlop tires originally worn by an English Electric Lightning. (Interestingly, the Lightning also had one engine stacked atop another, although in its case they were identical jet ...

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  5. First public tests of the Bloodhound, a car designed to hit 1000mph, take place todayRead the original story

    Oct 26, 2017 | TechSpot

    ... traveling at relatively slow speeds, it will use refurbished rubber Dunlop tires from 1960s English Electric Lightning jet fighters. For the record attempt, all-aluminum discs will be used instead - a requirement for wheels turning at over ...

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  6. Bloodhound supersonic car set for first public runsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 25, 2017 | BBC News

    ... these will be thin, rubber-shod discs; the tyres are actually refurbished Dunlops from 1960s-era English Electric Lightning jet fighters. Rubber works fine at slow speed on a concrete Cornish runway but would be useless in a record attempt where ...

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  7. Supersonic 'Bloodhound' car to be tested this year and reach speeds of 1,000 mphRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 13, 2017 | Silicon Alley Insider

    ... the tests, the car will be powered by the jet engine and use wheels with pneumatic tires from an English Electric Lightning fighter aircraft. Bloodhound will then head to a desert venue in South Africa, where it is expected to reach 1,000 mph in ...

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  8. Hello - another returning modelerRead the original story

    Mar 22, 2017 | FineScale Modeler Magazine

    ... for work (been here ever since), and for various reasons put the hobby aside, after starting an English Electric Lightning (or at least painting the seat black). Skip forward to last year - was in a bad accident that put me in hospital for a bit, ...

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