SEPECAT Jaguar. 1968

Published on: 2020-11-18
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SEPECAT Jaguar is a supersonic tactical support aircraft (fighter-bomber).

Jaguar GR.Mk.1 nb XX730. Year 2011. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman
Jaguar GR.Mk.1 nb XX730. Year 2011. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman

Jaguar GR.Mk.1 nb XX730. Year 2010. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman
Jaguar GR.Mk.1 nb XX730. Year 2010. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman

Jaguar GR.Mk.1 nb XX730. Year 2010. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman
Jaguar GR.Mk.1 nb XX730. Year 2010. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman

Jaguar GR.Mk.1 nb XX730. Year 2019. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman
Jaguar GR.Mk.1 nb XX730. Year 2019. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman

Jaguar GR.Mk.1 nb XX730 EC at the Museum in Krakow.

The Jaguar GR.Mk.1 nb XX730 airplane made its first flight on June 13, 1974. He entered service with the RAF in August 1974. In 1977, the plane was transferred to 6 Squadron RAF Coltishall, Norfolk, and received EC marks. In January 1985, the aircraft was decommissioned from RAF supplies at Shawbury, near Birmingham. In February 1988, the aircraft was handed over to the 2nd School of Technical Training, RAF in Cosford, near Birmingham. The plane was used to train ground service soldiers. The aircraft was given the new number 8952M RAF. Around 2000, the plane was handed over to the state of the RAF museum in Cosford. In March 2010, the plane was handed over to the Polish Aviation Museum in Krakow. The plane to Krakow was transported on a car platform, partially disassembled. After being assembled in June 2010, the Jaguar GR.Mk.1 nb XX730 aircraft was put on an open-air exhibition.

Jaguar GR.Mk.1 nb XX730. Year 2010. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman
Jaguar GR.Mk.1 nb XX730. Year 2010. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman

Jaguar GR.Mk.1 nb XX730. Year 2010. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman
Jaguar GR.Mk.1 nb XX730. Year 2010. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman

Jaguar GR.Mk.1 nb XX730. Year 2010. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman
Jaguar GR.Mk.1 nb XX730. Year 2010. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman

Jaguar GR.Mk.1 nb XX730. Year 2010. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman
Jaguar GR.Mk.1 nb XX730. Year 2010. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman

Written by Karol Placha Hetman