SEPECAT Jaguar GR.Mk 1 – 16 Sqn, The Black Cat, RAF Coltishall, England, Squadron 80th Anniversary 1994 (Displayed)
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Corgi Aviation Archive 1/72 scale AA35411: SEPECAT Jaguar GR.Mk 1 XX116 of 16 Sqn, The Black Cat, RAF Coltishall, England, Squadron 80th Anniversary 1994. Limited Edition of 1400 Pieces
PLEASE NOTE: This is an ex dispaly model and the canopy has been replaced. This does not have the yellow warning markings around the frame as per the original. Otherwise in superb order.
Length 9.25 inches Wingspan 4.75 inches
RAF was formed at St Omer, France on 10 May 1915. It began fighting in World War I under Hugh Dowding. The Sqn also participated in World War II and the Persian Gulf War. From 1991 to 2005, the unit operated SEPECAT Jaguar GR3s from RAF Coltishall. As 16 (Reserve) Sqn, it was the RAF’s Operational Conversion Unit for the Jaguar. In 1994, Jaguar GR.3 XX116 was repainted in an overall matt black colour scheme to commemorate the Sqn’s 80th Anniversary the following year when the Black Cat participated in air shows in the UK and Europe. 16 Squadron was formally disbanded at RAF Coltishall on 11 March 2005.
Designed to meet a British requirement for an advanced supersonic jet trainer and a French requirement for an inexpensive trainer and light attack aircraft, the SEPECAT Jaguar first flew on September 8, 1968. Early in its development the trainer requirement was dropped and the Jaguar went on to become a capable close air support, tactical reconnaissance and strike aircraft. This swept-wing aircraft was one of the first Anglo-French military aircraft projects and was used heavily by the French Air Force, which didn’t officially replace it as its main strike/attack aircraft until 2005. It also served the RAF until 2007.