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Jaguar GR.1 Model, M55 Motorway Trials - Corgi AA35416

Jaguar GR.1 Model, M55 Motorway Trials - Corgi AA35416 - click to enlarge
Jaguar GR.1 Model, M55 Motorway Trials - Corgi AA35416 - click to enlarge

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Corgi Aviation Archive Series Diecast Model

BAC SEPECAT Jaguar GR.1 – XX109, M55 Motorway Trials, Weeton-with-Preese, Lancashire, England, 1975

1:72 Scale.  Length: 9.5".  Wingspan: 4.75"

Limited Edition of 1,000 Models Worldwide

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 April 26, 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 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 as part of the Jaguar's operating trials program.

Once landed, the aircraft was taxied back to a semi-concealed position under the bridge, where it was fitted with 4 bombs by armorers to represent a tactical weapons load for the aircraft. With the motorway clear, the Jaguar blasted into the air again, 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.

The SEPECAT Jaguar is an Anglo-French supersonic multi-role combat aircraft originally used by the British Royal Air Force and the French Armée de l'Air and is still in service with several other countries. Conceived in the 1960s as jet trainer with a light ground attack capability, the requirement for the aircraft soon changed to include reconnaissance and tactical nuclear strike roles. First flown on September 8, 1968, the Jaguar served with the Armée de l'Air as the main strike and attack aircraft until July 1, 2005 and with the Royal Air Force until April 2007. It was replaced with the Panavia Tornado and Eurofighter Typhoon in the RAF, and with the Dassault Rafale in the Armée de l'Air. The Jaguar was exported to India, Oman, Ecuador and Nigeria.

The Corgi Aviation Archive features a wide selection of high quality, ready-made, diecast model airplanes. Each model is crafted with meticulous attention to detail, using specifications of the original aircraft. Corgi models are built with diecast metal and some plastic components.

This model of a Jaguar GR.1 features:

  • Detailed cockpit with pilot figure
  • Realistic panel lines and antennas
  • Historically accurate printed graphics
  • Removable weapons and external fuel tanks
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Display stand
  • Numbered collector card
  • Box with Jaguar artwork

  • Category: Corgi 1:72 Non-U.S. Military Aircraft Models

    Not suitable for children under the age of 14

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