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In the early 1960's, both Great Britain and France were looking into procuring a new jet trainer for their respective air forces. Despite differences in specifications and requirements, the two nations were united in their pursuit for such a new aircraft, thus leading to an agreement being signed in 1965 which would kick off development of what would eventually become the Jaguar.
 
In the early 1960's, both Great Britain and France were looking into procuring a new jet trainer for their respective air forces. Despite differences in specifications and requirements, the two nations were united in their pursuit for such a new aircraft, thus leading to an agreement being signed in 1965 which would kick off development of what would eventually become the Jaguar.
  
The Jaguar was being developed under a specially formed consortium of British and French aviation companies, namely Breguet and BAC, called SEPECAT (you can look up what the acronym stands for on your own - we promise you won't be disappointed though). Continuing with the theme of joint projects, Rolls-Royce and Turbomeca also joined forces to develop a new turbofan engine - the Adour - for the new aircraft.
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The Jaguar was being developed under a specially formed consortium of British and French aviation companies, namely Bréguet and BAC, called SEPECAT (you can look up what the acronym stands for on your own - we promise you won't be disappointed though). Continuing with the theme of joint projects, Rolls-Royce and Turbomeca also joined forces to develop a new turbofan engine - the Adour - for the new aircraft.
  
 
The first of eight prototypes of the Jaguar successfully conducted its maiden flight in September of 1968. Following the conclusion of further testing, the Jaguar went into production in two major variants - the Jaguar A being the modification used by the French Air Force and the Jaguar S (Jaguar GR.1) being the variant employed by the RAF. Both variants of the machine entered production in the early 1970's, with the first production models being delivered in 1973/'74.
 
The first of eight prototypes of the Jaguar successfully conducted its maiden flight in September of 1968. Following the conclusion of further testing, the Jaguar went into production in two major variants - the Jaguar A being the modification used by the French Air Force and the Jaguar S (Jaguar GR.1) being the variant employed by the RAF. Both variants of the machine entered production in the early 1970's, with the first production models being delivered in 1973/'74.
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Latest revision as of 06:44, 20 April 2021

RANK 6 USA
"APACHE" | AH-64A Peten
This page is about the French strike aircraft Jaguar A. For the British version, see Jaguar GR.1.
Jaguar A
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Jaguar A
AB RB SB
9.7 10.0 9.7
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Description

The Jaguar A is a rank VI French strike aircraft with a battle rating of 9.7 (AB/SB) and 10.0 (RB). It was introduced in Update "Raining Fire". It is a twin-engine ground assault aircraft, designed with the transport and operation of heavy ordnance in mind. It also comes equipped with air-to-air missiles, in the form of the dreaded Matra R550 Magic 1. Overall a bomb truck, it is very unwieldy while fully loaded, but is exceptionally nimble once its bomb/rocket load is expended.

General info

Flight performance

Arrestor gear
Accelerates braking by grabbing the brake cable on the deck of the aircraft carrier
Air brakes
Allows you to dramatically reduce the flight speed by releasing special flaps
Drogue parachute
Reduces braking distance when landing on any runway
Max speed
at 10 668 m1 688 km/h
Turn time30 s
Max altitude13 716 m
Engine2 х Rolls-Royce Turbomeca Limited Adour Mk.102
Type
Cooling systemAir
Take-off weight14 t

The SEPECAT Jaguar is a relatively small aircraft, with a relatively small wing surface area, yet it boasts two jet engines, each yielding nearly two tons of wet thrust. These characteristics give the Jaguar exceptional agility and responsiveness, being able to engage turnfights if necessary. On the other hand, this small frame makes the Jaguar turn into a brick when loaded with bombs, even becoming so heavy it becomes very hard to take-off. The wings are of a swept design, and the Jaguar loses energy while turning only moderately, not being a BnZ fighter, but not being as bad as a Mirage IIIC or a J35D Draken. Overall it is a quite average fighter, while not loaded.

Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 10,668 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 1,657 1,645 13716 31.8 32.4 74.2 66.2 850
Upgraded 1,728 1,688 28.5 30.0 109.3 90.0

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear Drogue chute
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
1273 481 950 525 410 ~12 ~6
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 650 < 600 < 720 N/A

Engine performance

Engine Aircraft mass
Engine name Number Basic Mass Wing loading (full fuel)
Rolls-Royce Turbomeca Limited Adour Mk.102 2 7,616 kg 453 kg/m2
Engine characteristics Mass with fuel (no weapons load) Max Takeoff
Weight
Weight (each) Type 12m fuel 20m fuel 30m fuel 42m fuel
709 kg Afterburning low-bypass turbofan 8,545 kg 9,165 kg 9,940 kg 10,869 kg 13,500 kg
Maximum engine thrust @ 0 m (RB / SB) Thrust to weight ratio @ 0 m (WEP)
Condition 100% WEP 12m fuel 20m fuel 30m fuel 42m fuel MTOW
Stationary 1,998 kgf 3,094 kgf 0.72 0.68 0.62 0.57 0.46
Optimal 2,242 kgf
(200 km/h)
3,307 kgf
(200 km/h)
0.77 0.72 0.67 0.61 0.49

Survivability and armour

Crew1 person
Speed of destruction
Structural1 273 km/h
Gear481 km/h

The Jaguar A has no armour plating or armoured glass. The entire wings of the Jaguar A are made up of fuel tanks, along with most of the upper fuselage, with flight controls being exposed in the "spine" of the aircraft. The two engines take up a small amount of room in the very rear of the fuselage.

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB2 290 → 3 112 Sl icon.png
RB7 140 → 9 703 Sl icon.png
SB33 000 → 44 847 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications493 000 Rp icon.png
873 000 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost2 700 Ge icon.png
Crew training290 000 Sl icon.png
Experts1 010 000 Sl icon.png
Aces2 600 Ge icon.png
Research Aces1 010 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
90 / 170 / 540 % Sl icon.png
226 / 226 / 226 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
Mods aerodinamic fuse.png
Fuselage repair
Research:
33 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
58 000 Sl icon.png
460 Ge icon.png
Mods jet compressor.png
Compressor
Research:
22 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
39 000 Sl icon.png
310 Ge icon.png
Mods booster.png
New boosters
Research:
22 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
39 000 Sl icon.png
310 Ge icon.png
Mods aerodinamic wing.png
Wings repair
Research:
31 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
55 000 Sl icon.png
430 Ge icon.png
Mods jet engine.png
Engine
Research:
31 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
55 000 Sl icon.png
430 Ge icon.png
Mods g suit.png
G-suit
Research:
40 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
71 000 Sl icon.png
560 Ge icon.png
Mods armor frame.png
Airframe
Research:
22 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
39 000 Sl icon.png
310 Ge icon.png
Mods armor cover.png
Cover
Research:
40 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
71 000 Sl icon.png
560 Ge icon.png
Mods ammo.png
aden_belt_pack
Research:
33 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
58 000 Sl icon.png
460 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 1.png
Mods pilon rocket.png
Matra JL-100R
Research:
33 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
58 000 Sl icon.png
460 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
Type 25C
Research:
22 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
39 000 Sl icon.png
310 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 1.png
Mods pilon rocket.png
Matra LR F1
Research:
22 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
39 000 Sl icon.png
310 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods weapon.png
aden_new_gun
Research:
31 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
55 000 Sl icon.png
430 Ge icon.png
Mods pilon rocket.png
LR 100-4
Research:
31 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
55 000 Sl icon.png
430 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
Type 21B
Research:
40 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
71 000 Sl icon.png
560 Ge icon.png
Mods air to air missile.png
Matra R550 Magic 1
Research:
40 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
71 000 Sl icon.png
560 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Ballistic Computer
CCIP (Guns) CCIP (Rockets) CCIP (Bombs) CCRP (Bombs)
Icon GreenCheckmark.png Icon GreenCheckmark.png Icon GreenCheckmark.png Icon RedXCross.png

Offensive armament

Weapon 12 x 30 mm DEFA 553 cannon
Ammunition300 rounds
Fire rate1 296 shots/min
Main article: DEFA 553 (30 mm)

The Jaguar A is armed with:

  • 2 x 30 mm DEFA 553 cannons, belly-mounted (150 rpg = 300 total)

Suspended armament

Number of setups13
List of setups
Setup 111 x 250 kg SAMP Type 25 bomb
Setup 28 x 400 kg SAMP Type 21 bomb
Setup 3108 x SNEB type 23 rocket
Setup 4144 x SNEB type 23 rocket
Setup 516 x TBA ECC rockets
Setup 616 x TBA Multi-Dart 100 AB rockets
Setup 72 x Matra R550 Magic 1 air-to-air missiles
Setup 82 x Matra R550 Magic 1 air-to-air missiles
9 x 250 kg SAMP Type 25 bomb
Setup 92 x Matra R550 Magic 1 air-to-air missiles
6 x 400 kg SAMP Type 21 bomb
Setup 102 x Matra R550 Magic 1 air-to-air missiles
72 x SNEB type 23 rocket
Setup 112 x Matra R550 Magic 1 air-to-air missiles
72 x SNEB type 23 rocket
Setup 122 x Matra R550 Magic 1 air-to-air missiles
8 x TBA ECC rockets
Setup 132 x Matra R550 Magic 1 air-to-air missiles
8 x TBA Multi-Dart 100 AB rockets

The Jaguar A can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • Without load
  • 11 x 250 kg SAMP Type 25 bombs (2,750 kg total)
  • 8 x 400 kg SAMP Type 21 bombs (3,200 kg total)
  • 108 x SNEB type 23 rockets
  • 144 x SNEB type 23 rockets
  • 16 x TBA ECC rockets
  • 16 x TBA Multi-Dart 100 AB rockets
  • 2 x Matra R550 Magic 1 missiles
  • 9 x 250 kg SAMP Type 25 bombs + 2 x Matra R550 Magic 1 missiles (2,250 kg total)
  • 6 x 400 kg SAMP Type 21 bombs + 2 x Matra R550 Magic 1 missiles (2,400 kg total)
  • 2 x Matra R550 Magic 1 missiles + 72 x SNEB type 23 rockets
  • 2 x Matra R550 Magic 1 missiles + 72 x SNEB type 23 rockets
  • 2 x Matra R550 Magic 1 missiles + 8 x TBA ECC rockets
  • 2 x Matra R550 Magic 1 missiles + 8 x TBA Multi-Dart 100 AB rockets

The sets of bombs are the heaviest ordnances for the aircraft, but ensure a good supply of CAS support capability, even though bomb runs in combined battles are extremely dangerous at such BRs.

The most exotic loadout proposed by the Jaguar A is the TBA Multi-Dart 100 AB rocket. This rocket is a hypersonic, sub-munition-carrying vessel, with each rocket carrying six darts, and reaching 1400 m/s, or Mach 4.2. Each dart is in fact a small kinetic penetrator, each being able to penetrate 80 mm of flat armour, and relying only on fragmentation of armour as post-penetration damage. While these darts cannot pierce the front (or even side) hull of a modern MBT, it will pierce its roof without problems, and the rocket speed and number of darts gives the possibility of top attacks from a safe distance, with extreme precision.

Usage in battles

The Jaguar A is a catastrophic aircraft to grind, because its only air-to-air missiles are locked as a rank 4 modification. The entirety of its opposition will be carrying both IR and semi-active radar missiles. Once these missiles are researched, the Jaguar becomes a force to be reckoned with, and it can be expected that a few kills can be made on unsuspecting enemies. The bomb/rocket load of the Jaguar A is decent, and bombing bases and key targets is definitely a good way to acquire experience. Carrying a hybrid air-to-air and air-to-ground load is a good compromise, retaining adequate ground pounding capabilities while acquiring self-defence capabilities.

It is a good tactic to let pure fighters go in front, and remain at low altitude. That way the Jaguar will not be in the front lines, and will be able to expend its bomb load and attempt to help fighters with its missiles. The Jaguar cannot face aircraft such as a MiG-21, or a Mirage IIIC, or even a Phantom II and be expected to win. The aircraft fares better as a support aircraft.

In Combined battles, many CAS options are available. Be it the SAMP bombs, SNEB rockets, or Multi-Dart rockets, with the latter being its cutting edge weapon against ground forces. Remaining at a safe distance and avoiding incoming missiles while selecting a target, then pointing it swiftly for a top attack with one or more Multi-Dart rockets seems to be an adequate usage of these weapons. It can be decided to abandon the air-to-air missiles to carry more ordnance, that is a choice of attack paradigm each player must make.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Small frame, hard to hit with guns
  • Nimble and agile while not loaded
  • Carries two extremely efficient Matra R550 Magic missiles
  • Carries an exotic weapon for CAS, which players are not used to face
  • Can be played as a bomb truck
  • Has a Head-Up Display in the cockpit which provides flight information and weapon aiming functionality.
  • Very effective TBA Multi-Dart 100 AB rockets containing an array of six sub-calibre darts, each a small kinetic penetrator capable of piercing 80 mm of armour.

Cons:

  • Mediocre speed performance
  • Researching the modifications are a hassle
  • Basically a barely flying anvil when fully loaded with bombs
  • Does not carry flares
  • No protection
  • No radar (and thus no radar guided missiles)

History

The Jaguar A was the French variant of the SEPECAT Jaguar developed jointly by France and the United Kingdom. The first prototype flew in late 1968, fitted with the Adour engine. The aircraft later flew at the Paris Air Show in 1969, and the further developed Jaguar A prototype, improved and designed for French service, flew in March of that year. After the commencement of production, the French Air Service accepted the first Jaguar A in December of 1973, one of an eventual 160 Jaguar A aircraft that would serve with the Air Service. As well, the Air Ministry procured 40 additional Jaguar E trainers, to help train pilots for the Jaguar A.

A Jaguar being serviced on the ground during the Persian Gulf War.

The aircraft was able to carry an AN-52 nuclear bomb; however, the aircraft never served with the French strategic nuclear force as the role had been taken by the Mirage IV. The aircraft was immediately pressed into service defending national interests in Africa, a mission sometimes referred to as "Jaguar Diplomacy". Thus, Jaguars had their combat debut fighting rebels in Mauritania. The aircraft also flew in the Chad-Libya conflict and in the Central African Republic. During its time in African-theatre service, the Jaguar gained a reputation for being a highly effective ground attacker; Libyan forces frequently tried to sabotage the Jaguars stationed in Chad due to their effectiveness against ground targets.

Later on, Jaguars served in the Gulf War and the 1999 Kosovo conflict. The aircraft flew 615 sorties in the Gulf War, and one aircraft was lost to an Iraqi SAM. The plane was frequently used to destroy Iraqi convoys, naval vessels and Scud missile sites. The aircraft also performed a valuable reconnaissance role, providing aerial photography and intelligence for the NATO forces. The Jaguars went on to serve until 2005 when they were replaced in the ground-attack role by the Dassault Rafale.

Devblog

In the early 1960's, both Great Britain and France were looking into procuring a new jet trainer for their respective air forces. Despite differences in specifications and requirements, the two nations were united in their pursuit for such a new aircraft, thus leading to an agreement being signed in 1965 which would kick off development of what would eventually become the Jaguar.

The Jaguar was being developed under a specially formed consortium of British and French aviation companies, namely Bréguet and BAC, called SEPECAT (you can look up what the acronym stands for on your own - we promise you won't be disappointed though). Continuing with the theme of joint projects, Rolls-Royce and Turbomeca also joined forces to develop a new turbofan engine - the Adour - for the new aircraft.

The first of eight prototypes of the Jaguar successfully conducted its maiden flight in September of 1968. Following the conclusion of further testing, the Jaguar went into production in two major variants - the Jaguar A being the modification used by the French Air Force and the Jaguar S (Jaguar GR.1) being the variant employed by the RAF. Both variants of the machine entered production in the early 1970's, with the first production models being delivered in 1973/'74.

The Jaguar primarily served with France and Great Britain, most notably distinguishing itself in action during the Gulf War of the 1990's. However, Ecuador, Nigeria and Oman also operated modifications of the Jaguar, while India still operates the Jaguar to this day. In total over 540 SEPECAT Jaguars were built.

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SEPECAT
Jet fighters  Jaguar A · Jaguar GR.1

France jet aircraft
Fighters  ▄F-86K · ▄F-100D
  M.D.450B Ouragan · M.D.450B Barougan · M.D.452 IIA · M.D.452 IIC · Super Mystere B2 · Mirage IIIC · Mirage IIIE
Strike aircraft  ▄F-84F · F-84F · ▄F-84G-26-RE · Etendard IVM · Jaguar A
Bombers  S.O.4050 Vautour IIA · Vautour IIA IDF/AF · S.O.4050 Vautour IIB