Sepecat Jaguar A
The Jaguar, built by the Anglo-French company SEPECAT « Société Européenne de Production de l’avion-Ecole de Combat d’Appui Tactique », is a combat aircraft used either as a single-seat ground attack aircraft or a two seat trainer.
It entered service in 1973, and more than 600 units were built.
From a single airframe, four variants of the Jaguar were built and adapted to the needs of the two countries. Production of the aircraft’s subassemblies were shared equally between France and Britain, and each country assembled its own aircraft.
In France, the Jaguars were assembled in Colomiers, in the workshops of Avions Marcel Dassault-Breguet Aviation. The engine was built by a partnership of Turboméca and Rolls Royce. The Jaguar was deployed in a number of conflicts, such as the Gulf War, but also in Mauritania, Chad, Bosnia, Kosovo and in Pakistan. The type was retired from French service in July 2005.