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Re: Jump-Jet-Jag
« Reply #15 on: April 07, 2015, 01:54:08 pm »
Cheers! The reason I ask is that I'm looking to British-ize a JH-7A at some point, and Jaguar-style guns are an obvious thing to consider. This means that I can use an Italeri Jag as a donor and still have a buildable kit once the guns have been nicked.
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Re: Jump-Jet-Jag
« Reply #16 on: April 12, 2015, 02:00:58 pm »
STOL Jaguar V, French Air force. 

Realizing that the VTOL Mirage VIII would never make it to production, France still desired a largely French product to allow operations from dispersed strips and roadways.  France asked SEPECAT to come up with a STOL version of the Jaguar, with a single lift jet replacing the rear crew member in the two seat version.  A single non- after burning Adour eased maintenance commonality with the main engines. The lift jet also provided bleed air for blown flaps.

Lift was also augmented with thrust deflecting paddles behind the main engines. These were nicknames "boules de sucre" (sugar scoops) by ground crews.

Although the aircraft could not operate in VTOL flight mode, it had outstanding short field capability.   

Development of the Jaguar V went surprising quickly by using a early pre-prodcution two seater for trials.  The type saw use with one training and three front line squadrons, and chalked up some interesting export orders as well.   

 
















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Re: Jump-Jet-Jag
« Reply #17 on: April 12, 2015, 02:08:49 pm »
Sacre bleu!  :o  :thumbsup: :bow:
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings

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Re: Jump-Jet-Jag
« Reply #18 on: April 12, 2015, 02:46:03 pm »
Brilliant. Just brilliant. Those mods look like an OOB kit. Bravo!!
I find it very hard to believe Academy would make a mistake like that he said sarcastically...

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Re: Jump-Jet-Jag
« Reply #19 on: April 12, 2015, 03:04:05 pm »
Great idea and a heroic 1-week build! Well done. :thumbsup:

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Re: Jump-Jet-Jag
« Reply #20 on: April 12, 2015, 06:25:03 pm »
That turned out well: nice one! I like the battered underside: very remeniscent of the Yak-141 prototype.
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Re: Jump-Jet-Jag
« Reply #21 on: April 13, 2015, 06:47:35 am »
That turned out well: nice one! I like the battered underside: very remeniscent of the Yak-141 prototype.

Thank you all- I figured with the lift jet and deflcted thrust of the main engines she would be very dirty underneath, so went with a heavy wash of burnt umber on the belly.  I also think she would have been quite a runway killer with all that jet blast  :o

Also put on smaller external fuel tanks knicked from a hawk kit.  Figure weight would be an issue in STOL mode-  Don't tell anyone the tanks are unpainted- thus the challenges of a one week bulid!  ;) 
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Re: Jump-Jet-Jag
« Reply #22 on: April 13, 2015, 07:43:06 am »
Come out well  :thumbsup:
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Re: Jump-Jet-Jag
« Reply #23 on: April 13, 2015, 08:57:50 am »
Also put on smaller external fuel tanks knicked from a hawk kit.  Figure weight would be an issue in STOL mode-  Don't tell anyone the tanks are unpainted- thus the challenges of a one week bulid!  ;) 

Obviously an experimental polystyrene coating for external stores.... ;)
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Re: Jump-Jet-Jag
« Reply #24 on: April 13, 2015, 10:03:52 am »
Very good stuff there, c'est plus Francais!

I'm surprised they didn't try and do this in real life.

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Re: Jump-Jet-Jag
« Reply #25 on: April 14, 2015, 02:58:53 am »
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Re: Jump-Jet-Jag
« Reply #26 on: April 14, 2015, 03:08:51 am »
Maybe not your best, but under the circumstances, pretty darn good ! Love the look of it. Had to do a double take after the second pic as I didn't even notice the front engine ! Came out really well, and another one for my idea bank.

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Re: Jump-Jet-Jag
« Reply #27 on: April 18, 2015, 09:38:09 am »
Some pictures in better light. 

Jagaur "V" at Farnborough.



Arrival over the spotters fence.





After her flying display at Farnborough, 1978



 
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