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    BCWM's Jaguar GR.1 Roll-Out

    The Bentwaters Cold War Museum's Jaguar GR.1 XX741 was rolled-out today after restoration and will be put on display outside the museum by next weekend (the museum is open on the Bank Holiday Sunday & Monday)
    It looks immaculate, a credit to the restoration team.
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    Bentwaters Cold War Museum

    #2
    WOW! That looks amazing!
    Magister Aviation
    It's all in my book

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      #3
      That looks fantastic guys, well done!
      Cheers,Peter
      "Merlins always drip oil, when they don't....worry!"

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        #4
        Seems a shame to leave it outdoors.

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          #5
          It does look amazing! However, is there a shortage of Jetpipes/reheat units as it just doesn't look right at the back. It seems daft to go to all that trouble yet not bother with a major component.

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            #6
            Jetpipes/reheat modules are integral with the engine so the only way to mount them would be to install the complete engine unit
            http://www.stirlingproject.co.uk

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              #7
              Originally posted by PanzerJohn View Post
              Seems a shame to leave it outdoors.
              Indeed, especially after all of the work which has been done on it.
              Engine Failure:.... A condition which occurs when all fuel tanks mysteriously become filled with air.

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                #8
                Originally posted by 12jaguar View Post
                Jetpipes/reheat modules are integral with the engine so the only way to mount them would be to install the complete engine unit
                Ah I see! Forgive my ignorance. What a shame. Lets hope they can fit some expired units at some point!

                Great job anyhow!

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                  #9
                  You could get round that no problem, simply make up a frame, cannot ever remember putting a pin in the chute with a flag on it, on the hook yes, but not the chute... Looking good.

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                    #10
                    Who said anything about it being left outdoors?
                    Originally posted by PanzerJohn View Post
                    Seems a shame to leave it outdoors.
                    Graham Haynes
                    Bentwaters Cold War Museum
                    www.bentwaters-as.org.uk
                    www.bcwm.org.uk

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Paul Cushion View Post
                      However, is there a shortage of Jetpipes/reheat units as it just doesn't look right at the back. It seems daft to go to all that trouble yet not bother with a major component.
                      Daft ?????? , its not a case of not bothering with the engines, if any are sourced they can be fitted at a later date. I will tell the lads who were working on the Jag over winter freezing their butts off in a un-heated hanger they should'nt have bothered as its daft !!.
                      Bentwaters Cold War Museum

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                        #12
                        brewerybod, that looks superb and many thanks to all who froze their nether regions of to produce that, you should all be very proud of yourselves!
                        I have kleptomania,But when it gets bad
                        I take something for it.

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                          #13
                          It certainly looks as all the effort has been worthwhile, how complete is the cockpit ?


                          I seem to remember that the other Jaguars on the airfield are also without their engines.
                          I wonder why they were removed , are they in storage at Bentwaters or were they sold off separately ??

                          Do the Phantom and Jaguar both have roofs over their heads ?
                          Last edited by ~Alan~; 18th August 2013, 21:52.
                          Engine Failure:.... A condition which occurs when all fuel tanks mysteriously become filled with air.

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                            #14
                            Cockpit is 90% complete and she is electrically live.
                            Yes, both are under cover at present but the Jaguar will be towed outside when the museum is open.

                            Graham

                            Originally posted by ~Alan~ View Post
                            It certainly looks as all the effort has been worthwhile, how complete is the cockpit ?

                            Do the Phantom and Jaguar both have roofs over their heads ?
                            Graham Haynes
                            Bentwaters Cold War Museum
                            www.bentwaters-as.org.uk
                            www.bcwm.org.uk

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by ~Alan~ View Post

                              I seem to remember that the other Jaguars on the airfield are also without their engines.
                              I wonder why they were removed , are they in storage at Bentwaters or were they sold off separately ??
                              A lot were sold off separately. There is value in them due to all the Hawk operators around the world.
                              "The Auster should be recognised for what it is: a gentleman's aerial touring carriage and a nice aeroplane"

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                                #16
                                Originally posted by brewerybod View Post
                                The Bentwaters Cold War Museum's Jaguar GR.1 XX741 was rolled-out today after restoration and will be put on display outside the museum by next weekend (the museum is open on the Bank Holiday Sunday & Monday)
                                It looks immaculate, a credit to the restoration team.
                                My Dad used to be a civilian worker there until the base closed and made things in the control tower he worked for a company called PSA ? he still has his security passes may bring him along on Monday. what time are you opening ?
                                Chris

                                "There are two kinds of women: those who want power in the world, and those who want power in bed." Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

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                                  #17
                                  Is this one still for sale, if so, how much ?

                                  http://www.everettaero.com/JaguarT2.html

                                  Do they keep all their aircraft at Bentwaters ?

                                  http://www.everettaero.com/
                                  Engine Failure:.... A condition which occurs when all fuel tanks mysteriously become filled with air.

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                                    #18
                                    You will need to contact Everett Aero direct with regard to prices.

                                    Graham

                                    Originally posted by ~Alan~ View Post
                                    Is this one still for sale, if so, how much ?

                                    http://www.everettaero.com/JaguarT2.html

                                    Do they keep all their aircraft at Bentwaters ?

                                    http://www.everettaero.com/
                                    Graham Haynes
                                    Bentwaters Cold War Museum
                                    www.bentwaters-as.org.uk
                                    www.bcwm.org.uk

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                                      #19
                                      Originally posted by alohha1234 View Post
                                      My Dad used to be a civilian worker there until the base closed and made things in the control tower he worked for a company called PSA ? he still has his security passes may bring him along on Monday. what time are you opening ?
                                      Chris, We have a small display about the PSA (Property Services Agency) inside the museum. On Monday we open at 10am and close at 4pm.
                                      Bentwaters Cold War Museum

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                                        #20
                                        Originally posted by TonyT View Post
                                        You could get round that no problem, simply make up a frame, cannot ever remember putting a pin in the chute with a flag on it, on the hook yes, but not the chute... Looking good.
                                        Jags had TWO different types of brake chute housings. One was the "pointy" cone shaped one (as pictured), which came out along with the chute. The other was a hinged (downwards), much "stubbier" and "flatter" cover which DID have a pin (in the port side) to prevent the spring loaded chute door from opening inadvertently.
                                        HQ2 out

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