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Found Flt Lt Bowman's Jag

Old 9th Oct 2016, 14:57
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Found Flt Lt Bowman's Jag

Spotted this in the Air Museum in Krakow. Ex 6 Sqn Jag, then Cosford now Krakow. Just wondered if he is on here he may like to know!!
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Old 9th Oct 2016, 15:16
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Ok - I'll bite - there may be a Jag there - but that isn't it.
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Old 9th Oct 2016, 15:27
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Indeed - a Harrier GR3 by the looks of it

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Old 9th Oct 2016, 16:08
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Definitely not a Jag!
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Old 9th Oct 2016, 16:29
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Polish Aviation Museum Cracow
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Old 9th Oct 2016, 18:42
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We are clearly Poles apart from reality.

Poor call, OP. Acuraccy is imporrtant here.
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Old 9th Oct 2016, 18:51
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It must be a [fairly] recent acquisition - I went to that museum in 2009 and it wasn't there then. It is (or was) a brilliant museum, and well worth finding the path around the back of the poly to get there. I could have spent a couple of days there, but had SWMBO & daughters with me so was restricted to 4 hours...

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Old 9th Oct 2016, 19:38
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Mark Bowman was an RAF Harrier pilot before he became a test pilot and went to work for BAE Systems.
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Old 9th Oct 2016, 19:46
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I'm assuming it's this gentleman.

https://www.eurofighter.com/multimed...ark-bowman-294
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Old 9th Oct 2016, 21:00
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Ex 6 Sqn Jag, then Cosford now Krakow.
That would qualify as the longest ever takeoff roll for a Jag I should think.
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Old 9th Oct 2016, 22:43
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That would qualify as the longest ever takeoff roll for a Jag I should think.
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Old 10th Oct 2016, 07:12
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Surely, Jaguar was on the top of the F4 crews' recce list for a while?
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Old 10th Oct 2016, 11:43
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He didn't get lost pre-1990, did he?
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Old 10th Oct 2016, 13:31
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Strange post by the OP. A former RAF pilot that can't recognise a Jaguar.. Oh My!
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He doesn't say he's former RAF, just that the aircraft was.
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Old 10th Oct 2016, 15:05
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To be fair to him, he's only flown four types, so can't be expected to recognise all the others.
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Old 10th Oct 2016, 15:50
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Here is a "Jag" even further away..

This example of a British Harrier GR3 resides the museum of Beihang University in Beijing



http://aircraft-in-focus.com/hawker-...d-sea-harrier/
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Old 10th Oct 2016, 15:59
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I take it back; I think he was a Nav.. One type being the F-4. He wasn't the one in the Phantom that shot down the Jag in Germany was he?

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No, he wasn't.
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Poor Harrier.
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