No. 7026. Sepecat Jaguar GR.Mk.1 ACT (XX765 c/n S62) Royal Air Force
Photograph from British Aerospace, taken at Warton, Lancashire, UK

Sepecat Jaguar GR.Mk.1 ACT

10/31/2007. Remarks by Johan Visschedijk: "This aircraft was produced as a standard GR.Mk.1 and first flew on June 13, 1975. On loan to British Aerospace it was modified to the ATC (Active Control Technology) demonstrator and flew as such for the first time on October 20, 1981. The ATC demonstrator in full CCV (control configured vehicle) form, shows the strakes attached to the wing leading edges. The strakes moved the center of lift forward destabilising the Jaguar by around -10% in the longtudinal axis. Stabilizing is realized by the FBW (fly-by-wire) system. The test results from this program have been used in the conception and development of the European Fighter Aircraft that became the Eurofighter Typhoon. Presently it is preserved at the RAF Museum at Cosford."

Read also the CCV remarks on page 7040.

Created October 31, 2007