Kitty Hawk Aircraft 1/48 Sepecat Jaguar A Aircraft Kit
The Jaguar is an orthodox single-seat, swept-wing, twin-engine monoplane design, with tall tricycle type retractable landing gear. In its original configuration, it had a maximum take-off weight in the 15 tonne class and could manage a combat radius on internal fuel alone of 850 km (530 mi), giving the Jaguar a greater operational range than modern competitor aircraft such as the Mikoyan MiG-27 or Sukhoi Su-30MK. The aircraft had hard points fitted for an external weapons load of up to 10,000 lb (4,500 kg),typical weapons fitted included the MATRA LR.F2 rocket pod, BAP 100-mm bombs, MATRA AS37 anti-radar missiles, AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles and Rockeye cluster bombs. The RAF's Jaguars gained several new weapons during the Gulf War, including CRV7 high-velocity rockets and American CBU-87 cluster bombs. Finally the Jaguar was equipped with either a pair of French DEFA cannons, or alternatively British Aden cannons. Operated by the U.K., France, Oman, Ecuador and India, it was a successful ground attack aircraft.