SEPECAT Jaguar GR3 – XX720, 54 Sqn, RAF Coltishall, Norfolk, 2004
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Corgi Aviation Archive Legends 1/72 scale AA35404: SEPECAT Jaguar GR3 XX720 of 54 Sqn, RAF Coltishall, Norfolk, 2004. Non limited Legends model with fixed lowered undercarriage within a plastic blister on a diorama base with a display stand.
Length 9.25 inches Wingspan 4.75 inches
The Jaguars of 54 Squadron had a war role to deploy to Norway for winter exercises as part of their commitment to NATO and were given a washable winter camouflage scheme over their normal overall grey colour. Normal squadron markings were retained, making this an interesting and attractive finish which was short-lived and washed off on return to RAF Coltishall.
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.