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SEPECAT Jaguar GR.1 / RAF A&AEE, XX109, Lancashire, England, M55 Motorway Trials 1975 - Corgi 1/72 AA35416

1/72

AA35416
Material Die-Cast
Status New
Color Camouflage
Country England
Type Military aircraft
Airline company Royal Air Force
Scale 1/72
Years 1975
Model Jaguar
Brand SEPECAT
Manufacturer CORGI

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SEPECAT Jaguar GR.1 / RAF A&AEE, XX109, Lancashire, England, M55 Motorway Trials 1975 - Corgi 1/72 AA35416

The aviation product of a 1960s Anglo-French collaboration, the SEPECAT Jaguar was a highly effective tactical strike/attack, close air support and reconnaissance aircraft, which went on to see service with the Royal Air Force for an impressive 33 years. Featuring a high set wing and long undercarriage, the Jaguar was capable of being operated from grass airfields and roughly prepared landing strips, an ability which was famously demonstrated in front of the British press on 26th April 1975. Flying from the nearby British Aircraft Corporation airfield at Warton, second production Jaguar GR.1 XX109 made a parachute assisted landing on the carriageway of the soon to be opened M55 motorway at Weeton, near Blackpool. BAC test pilot Tim Ferguson made a familiarisation pass over the landing area, before bringing the Jaguar in low over a motorway bridge and impressively slamming it down on the carriageway, as part of the Jaguar's ongoing operating trials programme. Once landed, the aircraft was taxied back to a semi-concealed position under the motorway bridge, where it was fitted with four bombs by armourers, to represent a full tactical weapons load for the aircraft. With the carriageway clear, the Jaguar blasted into the air once more, clearly demonstrating the operational flexibility of the RAF's new strike jet, with the pilot later describing the thrilling events as posing him 'no problems' and not being beyond the capabilities of the squadron pilot. Although the nuclear capable SEPECAT Jaguar's ability to operate from rough ground and motorways undoubtedly enhanced its operational effectiveness, this attribute was never actually called upon during its service career, with the M55 motorway landing in 1975 proving to be the most highly publicized demonstration of these impressive capabilities. With a number of TV cameras recording the momentous occasion, these videos not only show the Jaguar being operated in spectacular fashion, but also many members of the public appearing to be standing perilously close to the action at the side of the motorway, something which would certainly not be allowed in these current health and safety conscious times. The thrilling aviation events which took place on the M55 back in 1975 have also been beautifully captured by talented award winning aviation artist Simon Mumford, whose painting entitled 'Motorway Trials' was part of the 2019 Guild of Aviation Artists annual exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London. It shows the moment Jaguar XX109 came in for its landing on the M55 motorway, passing only feet from a bridge and seconds before its landing parachute was deployed. Spending most of its career as a trials aircraft, SEPECAT Jaguar XX109 is now one of the prized exhibits at the City of Norwich Aviation Museum, where she can be seen wearing a smart RAF No.54(F) glossy scheme.

SEPECAT Jaguar GR.Mk 1

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.

Corgi Diecast:

  • Die-cast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Panel lines, antennas, access panels and realistic surface details.
  • Markings and stamped plates that will not fade or peel like decals
  • Interchangeable landing gear extended / retracted with rotating wheels.
  • A display to display the plane "in flight".
  • Many limited editions with numbered certificate of authenticity.
  • Detailed and hand-painted characters of pilots and crew members.
  • Loads of genuine detachable ammunition
  • Some interchangeable features such as speed brakes, open awnings and access panels.
  • Some moving parts such as turrets, control surfaces and swivel wings

Data sheet

Material Die-Cast
Status New
Color Camouflage
Country England
Type Military aircraft
Airline company Royal Air Force
Scale 1/72
Years 1975
Model Jaguar
Brand SEPECAT
Manufacturer CORGI

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SEPECAT Jaguar GR.1 / RAF A&AEE, XX109, Lancashire, England, M55 Motorway Trials 1975 - Corgi 1/72 AA35416

SEPECAT Jaguar GR.1 / RAF A&AEE, XX109, Lancashire, England, M55 Motorway Trials 1975 - Corgi 1/72 AA35416



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