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Jaguar FBW Model

Technical Information

Catalogue No: C0246
Category: Vehicles/Platforms
Object Type: Model
Object Name: Jaguar FBW Model
Part No: None
Serial No: None
Manufacturer: Space Models
Division: Unknown
Platform(s): Jaguar FBW
Year of Manufacture: Unknown
Dimensions: Width (mm): 183
Height (mm): 170
Depth (mm): 330
Weight (g): 320
Location: Cupboard 2 (models) [Main Store]

Space Models Limited
Industrial+Display Modelmakers
Pier Road
North Feltham Trading Estate
Tel. 01890 5542


This model of the Jaguar FBW was donated by John Spinks. The given dimensions are with stand; by itself the aircraft has a height of 88mm.
The model has tail markings "FBW" and "XX675" which was the actual experimental fly-by-wire (FBW) aircraft's designation. See: this link to the RAF's website.

The RAA contains a number of models of equipment and aircraft. The equipment models were used as a marketing aid and often to ensure that the production unit will fit in the space; this was particularly true for Head Up Displays. Such equipment models will have minimal or no functionality. Models might  just be used as weighted units or as cockpit lighting evaluation units. The HUD used on the YF-16 was of the correct weight and envelope but only mounted the Spin 'chute button (a feature only required for the early test flights). Many of these models were made by professional model makers from the original drawings and could be quite expensive; alternatively the real hardware would be used.

The aircraft models range from the simple small scale kits to quite large display items. The large model aircraft were often a marketing tool from places like Airbus or Boeing but may be found in Boardrooms or Reception areas wheras the small models may be given as a visitor handout. Those models made from kits have largely been brought in from home but are useful to illustrate the platform alongside the equipment. The large models will be hugely expensive.

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