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Survivor XZ106

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GR.3A XZ106 - RAF Manston History Museum, Manston, Kent

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Jaguar GR.3A XZ106 at RAF Manston History Museum, 21st October 2017; Richard E Flagg

First flown on 23rd February 1976 and was delivered to II(AC) Squadron in Laarbruch. In 1990 the airframe was painted up in 'Desert Pink' for Operation Granby and flew 35 mission. After the gulf it was then transferred to 41 Sqn at Coltishall where it was upgraded to a GR.3A standard. After taking part in Operation Deliberate Force it retired from RAF service in May 2005.

The RAF Manston History Museum acquired XZ106 on the 21st November 2008.
It has since been restored and repainted into the white and grey Arctic Camo colours.

Information on this page current as of 14/06/2021

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