One careful owner, but you can't drive them away . . .
They once flew from Norfolk's most famed airbase - and now they line up, wings "clipped", next to a hangar at a former Suffolk airbase. These 19 Jaguars, pictured from the air by photographer Mike Page at the weekend, have all served at RAF Coltishall over the years.
They once flew from Norfolk's most famed airbase - and now they line up, wings "clipped", next to a hangar at a former Suffolk airbase.
These 19 Jaguars, pictured from the air by photographer Mike Page at the weekend, have all served at RAF Coltishall over the years.
They are now stripped down, their important working parts reclaimed by the RAF for use on the current operational Jaguar force at RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire.
But the aircraft bodies are available for sale to those collectors and museums who want a lasting and striking memento of the Jaguar nameplate - or film- makers looking for props.
The planes, which are being kept on land at the former RAF Bentwaters station, near Woodbridge in Suffolk, are owned by a private company called Everett Aero, specialist suppliers of ex-military aircraft, engines and spares.
The Jaguar is one of many aircraft types in which the business deals.
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The wings of the Jaguars have been taken off so the aircraft can be transported on trailers - typically the craft would only be reconstructed once they have been bought and sent to their new home.
Prices for stripped-out Jaguars typically start at under £10,000. The Everett Aero website lists the Jaguar GR3s they have in stock as being priced from £7,500.
The remainder of the Jaguar fleet is currently being flown out of RAF Coningsby by 6 Squadron, which relocated there from RAF Coltishall on April 1 last year.
The fleet is expected to disband towards the end of the year.
The other aircraft pictured alongside the Jaguars is a Jet Provost.