Aircraft Type Photo
BELOW: An RAF SEPECAT Jaguar T2 training jet (two-seater aircraft), very similar to the aircraft featured on this page.
Photo: 2005 'Stahlkocher'.
BELOW: An RAF Jaguar GR.3A variant of 41 Squadron RAF at Cotswold (Kemble) Airport.
Photo: 2005 Adrian Pingstone ('Arpingstone')
Released by the author to the public domain
Aircraft Type and Background
RAF SEPECAT Jaguar T2 / XX137/A
Aircraft Type Designation: T2 (Strike fighter trainer)
Intended originally as an RAF advanced trainer, the Sepecat Jaguar's role was changed during development to that of an operational fighter/bomber. It was capable of carrying a range of different munitions including air-to-air missiles and tactical nuclear weapons.
The Jaguar was developed jointly by Britain and France, and first flew in the UK in 1969. This marked the beginning of a long service life, as the aircraft was still in use up until 2007; latterly, following major upgrades to the avionics, etc.
Equipped with Rolls-Royce/Turbomeca Adour turbofan engines, the Jaguar was capable of flying supersonic at over 1,000mph (1,700kph).
The Jaguar featured here was a 2-seater trainer variant (T2).
BELOW: RAF SEPECAT Jaguars in flight.
Photo: 2006 'Fernacam'.
Released by the author to the public domain.
Aircraft Accident Details
During its role as a type conversion training aircraft, this Jaguar been flown by pilots from Kuwait, Ecuador and other countries.
At the time of the accident SEPECAT Jaguar XX137/A was on a training exercise with No. 226 Operational Conversion Unit RAF.
During the flight, the aircraft developed a fuel leak. Apparently, this was caused by a fault in the low pressure system. Consequently, the Jaguar ran out of fuel and crashed into the Moray Firth near Milltown (map).
The pilot and trainee managed to eject safely before the aircraft crashed into the water. The names of the crew were:
Flt Lt A. I. Aitken
Flt Lt R. K. Jackson
Registration or Serial: XX137/A
Operator: RAF (226 Operational Conversion Unit (OCU)). (226 OCU disbanded in November 1991 by being renamed No. 16 (Reserve) Squadron)
Operating Station: RAF Lossiemouth.
Current Station Status: Operational Military Air Base.
Current Station Name: RAF Lossiemouth (EGQS)
Accident Specific Link
Recovered wreckage at Aircraft and Airshows Past (Faygate Aircraft Scrapyard c.1985. Jaguar XX137 is 2nd row, centre photo. Click photo to enlarge. Photos taken by Richard Hall.)
RAF and Related Links
RAF Lossiemouth (Station History)
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RAF Sepecat Jaguar GR3's at Leeuwarden Air Base, Netherlands. (Google Video / 3:43 minutes)
SEPECAT Jaguar Links
Qinetic ETPS Sepecat Jaguar (now retired)
RAF Milltown at Secret Scotland Wiki (includes map of airfield)
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SEPECAT Jaguar XX137/A
Moray Firth, Milltown, Moray