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  • WH904
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    • Jan 2014
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    Jaguars!

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  • Mike J
    Senior Member
    • Jan 2000
    • 3241

    #2
    Whoever picked a pink one to go on the cover? Looks dreadful!

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    • WH904
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Jan 2014
      • 463

      #3
      I did I agree that it isn't the most attractive of colours but it is what it is... blame the RAF!

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      • Canopener Al
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • Apr 2006
        • 277

        #4
        Originally posted by WH904 View Post
        I did I agree that it isn't the most attractive of colours but it is what it is... blame the RAF!
        Incorrect, blame MoD(IPR). It was XX725, the last Gulf War Jaguar left flying in 2007. David Walker AOC 1 Gp suggested a pink one, so we asked CinC STC to authorise it. It was Johnny Fartpants during GW1, but John Sullivan didn't want that. Commission was put out and the Can opener Girl was picked.
        BCWM Jaguar GR1A XX741 restoration

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        • bazv
          olde rigger
          • Feb 2005
          • 5852

          #5
          I dunno - I think pink kind of suits the Jag

          ; )

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          • WH904
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • Jan 2014
            • 463

            #6
            I guess everyone has a different view but it's not really up to me to decide what is attractive and what isn't! It's a Jaguar and it's a perfectly-positioned, top quality photograph. As I said before, one can only blame the RAF if one doesn't happen to like "Desert Sand" camouflage! I have to admit I think it would have looked far more impressive in Dark Green/Dark Sea Grey!

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            • scotavia
              scotavia
              • Nov 2005
              • 2730

              #7
              the jaguars were hastily re painted at RAF Coltishall with the help of Air Cadets and staged via Akrotiri where i was lucky enough to watch them arrive while on emergency detachment to boost air traffic for 24 hour manning. Even more exciting was watching a U2 variant depart, no chance of pics as it was a rather sensitive time on base! I was an avid reader of Aviation News and often found out more of what was happening from the mag than we were told by the official channels. Back at Kinloss the station intelligence cell used to copy sections of my mag to help brief crews.

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              • Denis
                The past is preferable!
                • Mar 2004
                • 1502

                #8
                Cant have enough Jags..one of, if not my favourite sharp noisy pointy things
                Hertfordshire Airfields Memorial Group
                http://hamg.co.uk

                Hunsdon, Sawbridgeworth and Matching Green airfields..
                http://www.wartime-airfields.com

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                • Bob
                  Bob
                  Aerophile
                  • Jan 2000
                  • 3614

                  #9
                  Denis - ditto.
                  Under my gruff exterior lies an even gruffer interior...

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                  Warbirdskies Blog

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                  • SADSACK
                    Rank 5 Registered User
                    • Jan 2000
                    • 3472

                    #10
                    Its a part of the a/cs history. I allways loved PinkSpitfires too. My model goes down well at exhibitions.

                    did Buster big bollox survive? An old boy saw the picture of her at Norwich and nearly passed out. For those not in the know its a Jaguar with nose art of a gentleman pushing his manhood in a wheelbarrow.
                    pb::

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                    • 12jaguar
                      Rank 5 Registered User
                      • Apr 2007
                      • 1625

                      #11
                      XZ118 was the ac that ended up at Tate Modern. Sadly now saucepans
                      http://www.stirlingproject.co.uk

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                      • SADSACK
                        Rank 5 Registered User
                        • Jan 2000
                        • 3472

                        #12
                        re;

                        Originally posted by 12jaguar View Post
                        XZ118 was the ac that ended up at Tate Modern. Sadly now saucepans
                        Its ridiculous they have none at Hendon. The Jaguar schemed one would look fantastic in milestones of flight being so colourful, far more so than a grey F35 replica.
                        pb::

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                        • 12jaguar
                          Rank 5 Registered User
                          • Apr 2007
                          • 1625

                          #13
                          Originally posted by SADSACK View Post
                          Its ridiculous they have none at Hendon. The Jaguar schemed one would look fantastic in milestones of flight being so colourful, far more so than a grey F35 replica.
                          I've often raised this point with my contacts at RAFM, I think it's being worked on.....although personally I'd like to see a standard Jag scheme on display.

                          John
                          http://www.stirlingproject.co.uk

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                          • SADSACK
                            Rank 5 Registered User
                            • Jan 2000
                            • 3472

                            #14
                            re;

                            Originally posted by 12jaguar View Post
                            I've often raised this point with my contacts at RAFM, I think it's being worked on.....although personally I'd like to see a standard Jag scheme on display.

                            John
                            It would be a tragedy to see that one broken up. Its eye catching and would go down well with the public.
                            pb::

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                            • Sgt.Austin
                              Rank 5 Registered User
                              • Mar 2009
                              • 265

                              #15
                              Originally posted by SADSACK View Post
                              did Buster big bollox survive?
                              Wasn't that one called Buster Gonad?

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                              • Canopener Al
                                Rank 5 Registered User
                                • Apr 2006
                                • 277

                                #16
                                What happened to the 12 Desert Cat frames of Desert Storm and present location.

                                XX725/T, “Johnny Fartpants” GIA airframe at DCAE Cosford. Still a runner
                                XX733/R ,”Baggers Spitfire” Crashed at Coltishall 23rd January 1996 after hitting the barrier on take off. CAT 5 and scrapped
                                XZ119/Z,” Katrina Jane” National Museum of Flight, East Fortune.
                                XZ358/W, “Diplomatic Service” Taxi able GIA at DCAE Cosford
                                XZ364/Q, “Sadman” Sold to private collector, believe only the nose section remains
                                XZ367/P “Debbie/White Rose” Exported to Karellas Koropiou, Greece
                                XZ375/S “The Guardian Reader” Cockpit at the CNAM, Norwich
                                XX748/U, GIA airframe at DCAE Cosford
                                XX962/X, “Fat Slags” GIA airframe at DCAE Cosford
                                XZ118/Y, “Buster” Fiona Banner destroyed
                                XZ356/N “Mary Rose” Private owner, Welshpool
                                XZ106/O “Rule Britannia” RAF Manston Museum.
                                BCWM Jaguar GR1A XX741 restoration

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                                • Mike J
                                  Senior Member
                                  • Jan 2000
                                  • 3241

                                  #17
                                  Hopefully one of the four at Cosford will find its way into the RAF Museum collection in due course, but I'm not holding my breath as they seem to be heading down the route of rationalisation of the collection.

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                                  • WH904
                                    Rank 5 Registered User
                                    • Jan 2014
                                    • 463

                                    #18
                                    Has anyone actually seen a copy of the Jaguar magazine? There seems to be a distinct shortage of copies in WH Smiths!

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                                    • Canopener Al
                                      Rank 5 Registered User
                                      • Apr 2006
                                      • 277

                                      #19
                                      Originally posted by Mike J View Post
                                      Hopefully one of the four at Cosford will find its way into the RAF Museum collection in due course, but I'm not holding my breath as they seem to be heading down the route of rationalisation of the collection.
                                      With the move to Lyneham, I am fully expecting some of the DCAE frames to be disposed, certainly the older generation RAFG retired maintenance frames. XX119 to a Museum please, AI immortality..
                                      BCWM Jaguar GR1A XX741 restoration

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                                      • Canopener Al
                                        Rank 5 Registered User
                                        • Apr 2006
                                        • 277

                                        #20
                                        There are none in Norwich.. Anywhere..
                                        BCWM Jaguar GR1A XX741 restoration

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