Combat aircraft have taken many forms over the RAF's 100 year history. Carrying the responsibility of protecting the treasured V-bomber bases from threats of Soviet Union attack, the supersonic English Electric Lightning was Considered the backbone of air defence for many years. The Legends of the Skies English Electric Lightning commemorative, produced exclusively by the Koin Club and plated in .999 silver is a great addition to your collection of the most iconic combat aircraft. The Commemorative features the Lightning spanning the coin above an image of the plane in flight amongst a colourful sky. The obverse depicts a specially designed ˜Legends of the skies motif.