SEPECAT Jaguar GR3 – 6 Sqn, RAF Coningsby Decommissioning 2007 1/100Add to compare
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Amercom SL-53: 1/100 scale SEPECAT Jaguar XX119 of 6 Sqn, , RAF Coningsby, England, during Jaguar Decommissioning in June 2007
This is an accurate looking model in the undercarriage lowered configuration only, complete with a display stand in a non-resealable plastic blister. Perfect if you have limited space to display your models and at a very attractive price.
Length 6.5 inches Wingspan 3.5 inches
TIP: If you purchase qty 4 of these or the very similar Italeri models together using the shopping cart the total postage will only be £6.00.
The first Jaguar was delivered to the RAF in 1973 and equipped eight front-line squadrons in the UK and Germany. Its capabilities were first tested in the 1991 Gulf War and subsequent operations over Iraq, as well as the Balkans. Updated to maintain combat effectiveness, the GR.3A upgrade included GPS, helmet-mounted sight and new engines for increased economy and performance. 16(R) and 54 Squadrons disbanded in 2005, followed by 41(F) Squadron in 2006. The type’s official retirement was on April 25, 2007, with the last Squadron, No.6, disbanding on May 31, 2007.
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.