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SEPECAT Jaguar - Survivor XX736 (9110M)

GR.1 XX736 - South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum, Doncaster, South Yorkshire

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Jaguar GR.1 XX736 at South Yorkshire Air Museum, 22nd September 2023; Jake Wallace

XX736 first flew on 27th August 1974 and was delivered to 226 OCU at RAF Lossiemouth the next month. She transferred to 6 Squadron in December 1975 and was then returned to BAC in 1980, for loan to the Indian Air Force as part of the Jaguar sales deal. She was delivered to the IAF on 14th August 1980, and returned to the UK in February 1984.

Her state at that point was decided to be too poor for refurbishment for continued RAF use, so she was relegated to ground instructional use at RAF Coltishall until 1996. At that point she went to BAE Brough for fatigue testing. Eventually disposed of for scrap, the nose section was acquired by Bill Fern in 2007 in a completely gutted state. She has been gradually restored ever since, but also wears a sadly inaccurate paint scheme that she never wore in service.

Information on this page current as of 30/10/2023, last updated by Jake

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