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[Fictional] RAF SEPECAT Jaguar FGR.3


SEPECAT Jaguar FGR.3 for STRIKE FIGHTERS 2

This is a simple mod of the excellent 'The Mirage Factory' Jaguar GR.1 to give a 'what if' Jaguar FGR.3 tactical fighter with markings for No.45 and No.58 squadrons of No.38 Group, RAF Strike Command. This revision now also includes a desert camo skin for No.112 squadron and uses a revised 3D model.


BACKSTORY

In 1974 a cancelled export order for 50 Jaguar Internationals left the SEPECAT consortium with a headache as many 'long lead' items had already been ordered and assembly was already underway on the first 12 airframes. At this time the RAF were keen to order more Jaguars to form a second wing of No.38 Group, RAF Strike Command and, with the delays in the Tornado production programme meaning a shortage of work at BAC's Warton factory,  BAC pushed the Labour government into accepting a deal for all 50 aircraft. Some consideration was given to standardising the aircraft to match the RAF's GR.1 force but the uprated Adour engines and different avionics saw the aircraft confusingly designated as the Jaguar FGR.3.

Entering service in early 1977 the Jaguar FGR.3's served with No.45 and No.58 squadrons as part of No.38 Group and also with a reformed No.112 Squadron detached to RAF Near East Air Force. The FGR.3's uprated Adour engines and early introduction of overwing missile rails made them something of an elite element within the RAF's Jaguar force and they were deployed to many hot-spots around the world until their somewhat premature retirement in 2002.


INSTRUCTIONS

1. From the AIRCRAFT folder drag and drop the JaguarFGR3 folder into your Aircraft folder.

2. From the DECALS folder drag and drop the JaguarFGR3 folder into your Decals folder.

3. Empty the contents of the WEAPONS folder into your Weapons folder

4. Empty the contents of the PILOTS folder into your main Pilots folder.

5. From the SOUNDS folder drag and drop the Adour sound file into your Sounds folder.

That's it!


CREDITS

As always, thanks to Third Wire for a great little game/sim.

Massive thanks to everyone at 'The Mirage Factory' (RIP Oli).

Special thanks to sundowner for both skins used in this revised upload and also for his permission to use his revised LOD with built-in drop tanks.

And, finally, thanks to everyone in the wider Third Wire community.

Regards 

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Version 2 - 23/08/2020

 


 

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