RAF Sepecat Jaguar T2 Aircraft T-Bird Cockpit Section XX140

£9,999.99

1 in stock

Description

A rare opportunity for any Jaguar Fan / Cockpit collector or museum

Jaguar T2 Cockpit Section

from Jaguar T2 XX140. Being sold as a restoration project.

This would make the ultimate souvenir /display for any ex Jag Aircrew / ground crew or anyone lucky enough to have flown in the back of this 2 seat T Bird trainer variant aircraft.

First flown in 1973 and delivered to the Royal Air Force in 1974. After service, notably with 226 OCU, XX140 the jet was retired in 1999 and unbolted at the fwd transport attachment joint splitting the fuselage into two sections; the cockpit section and the rear fuselage. The cockpit went to BAe Brough for trials work and the fuselage ended up with an aircraft dealer. Eventually in 2006 the MOD disposed of the cockpit section after the trials work was completed. It was then reunited with the rear fuselage and original intakes (still fitted to the cockpit now). We acquired the cockpit section in 2015 and have had it on the back burner as a project that we never got round to.  With over a decade of projects on the ‘to do’ list we have decided to let this one go. The rear fuselage from XX140 was donated to the Boscombe Down Aviation Collection as a parts source to help restore Jaguar XX761.

Jaguar T-Bird cockpit sections are very rare. To our knowledge there are only two. This one and the one on display at Norwich Aircraft Museum.

We are now offering up the cockpit as a project cockpit as can be seen from the photos it needs some work. The cockpit is reasonably complete externally (see pics). It has a “new old stock” canopy fitted to the fwd cockpit which on its own cost £5k. The nose cone is included. We can unbolt the cockpit from the intakes if requested to do so by the new owner to reduce length and make the unit more manageable, however we think the intakes really make it!

Approx Size: 7.9 metres length, 2.15 metres height, 2.12 metres width all approx.

Weight: Between 1 and 1.5 UK tons (estimate)

The cockpit interior is gutted. Please see photos for detailed condition.

SHIPPING: Please note all the shipping quotes are estimates. UK shipping would be on a lorry. We can ship worldwide to friendly countries subject to UK export control approval. International shipping is likely to be inside a container. Please contact us with your shipping requirements. We can remove nose cone and other peripherals to minimize size if requested.

About Jaguar aircraft:

The SEPECAT Jaguar is a British-French jet attack aircraft originally used by the British Royal Air Force and the French Air Force in the close air support and nuclear strike role. It is still in service in significantly upgraded form with the Indian Air Force.

Originally conceived in the 1960s as a jet trainer with a light ground attack capability, the requirement for the aircraft soon changed to include supersonic performance, reconnaissance and tactical nuclear strike roles. A carrier-based variant was also planned for French service, but this was cancelled in favour of the cheaper Dassault Super Étendard. The airframes were manufactured by SEPECAT (Société Européenne de Production de l’avion Ecole de Combat et d’Appui Tactique), a joint venture between Breguet and the British Aircraft Corporation, one of the first major joint-Anglo-French military aircraft programs.

The Jaguar was exported to India, Oman, Ecuador and Nigeria. With various air forces, the Jaguar was used in numerous conflicts and military operations in Mauritania, Chad, Iraq, Bosnia, and Pakistan, as well as providing a ready nuclear delivery platform for Britain, France, and India throughout the latter half of the Cold War and beyond. In the Gulf War, the Jaguar was praised for its reliability and was a valuable coalition resource. The aircraft served with the French Air Force as the main strike/attack aircraft until 1 July 2005, and with the Royal Air Force until the end of April 2007. It was replaced by the Panavia Tornado and the Eurofighter Typhoon in the RAF and the Dassault Rafale in the French Air Force.

Our ref 18090660

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