We are a specialist supplier of ex military jet aircraft for static display, museum and gate guardian use. Our Warbirds provide a real WOW factor. Owning a serious piece of aviation history can be used as the ultimate business promotional tool. Speaking from our experience nothing quite puts your company on the map like parking a fighter jet out by the front gate!
One very complete Harrier GR3 Jump Jet with engine installed and cockpit in superb order. This aircraft has the MOD F700 log book. An Ex RAF Germany aircraft with 4 Sqn special markings applied to the tail fin. Pictured above after an 18 month long restoration. XZ130 had a fairly interesting service life: First flown in 1976, she was delivered to 20 Sqn. Later serving with 4 Sqn, 1 Sqn, 3 Sqn, 233 OCU, 1453 Flight in the Falklands in 1982 finally finishing her days as an instructional aircraft at RAF Cosford. The nose is marked up with the pilot’s name ”Capt L Y Ching” an Ex USAF exchange pilot. The aircraft was last flown on: 31/8/90. Total aircraft hrs are: 3336.
In March 2016, we gave XZ130 her first ground run in 25 years. Please see the video below to see her in action.
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Ex Royal Air Force PANAVIA Tornado F2A ZD902 ADV for sale. The only F2A variant Tornado aircraft in existence. This is a rare ”T-Bird” Twin Stick variant of the Tornado with full flying controls in both the front and rear cockpits. Airframe hours are a ridiculously low 935 hrs. Fitted with RB199 Mk103 afterburning turbofan engines, this former Royal Aircraft Establishment Trial Aircraft was used for Sea Harrier FA2 radar trials and for avionics research and evaluation. The cockpit is one of a kind modified with MFD screens and a prototype holographic Head Up Display.
This Air Defence Variant, known as TIARA (Tornado Integrated Avionics Research Aircraft) was built in 1984 and was last flown in November 2011. She comes complete with MOD F700 as well as a detailed print out log of all the flights ever flown including landing, take-off, rollers and arrested landings she ever performed.
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity. The aircraft was fully assembled on 7th December 2015 prior to us dismantling and extracting for road haulage. The photos showing the assembled aircraft were taken that day prior to disasembly. Aircraft was fully fueled with a defuel conducted on 3rd November 2015 when external power was last applied. All fuel pumps were run during the defuel process. Internal battery electrical power was last applied on 7th Dec 2015 as part of the dismantling process and cockpit lighting systems tested at this time. The aircraft is now in storage in a heated hangar as per the photo below. The aircraft was hydraulically sound prior to being dismantled with accumulators charged. This should give an idea of how intact and complete this aircraft is, truly an incredibly rare opportunity to own one of our most exciting aircraft to date!
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An incredibly rare aircraft available only at Jet Art! This is the only privately owned Fighter version of the Panavia Tornado Aircraft in the world. It’s also highly likely to be the only time a RAF Tornado F3 is offered for sale as the entire RAF F3 fleet (bar 3 aircraft to be preserved in national museums) have been destined for spares recover in support the Tornado GR4 fleet, due to remain in service until 2019 or beyond. Being offered as the Ultimate Static display / Museum aircraft, Gate Guard or business promotional tool this really is a unique acquisition opportunity for either the discerning private collector or a large national aviation museum. The aircraft having just undergone a 16 month rebuild and restoration is ready to display exactly as shown in the Gallery’s below. We expect this aircraft to sell very quickly, act now to avoid disappointment . Interested parties are asked to contact us for further information. We can offer a full delivery and reassembly service. This aircraft is an Ex UK Royal Air Force example that served with numerous RAF Fighter squadrons including 29 Sqn, 5 Sqn, 56(R) Sqn and finally 111 Sqn. It is now offered as an externally complete static display aircraft with the cockpit very complete. This aircraft is a ‘Twin Stick’ example with full flying controls fitted in both the front and rear cockpit. Last flown March 2003, total Airframe hours on Fuselage: 3267 Hrs. The aircraft has been finished as ZE343 ‘Delta Zulu’ of XI(F) Squadron with black and yellow diamond fin cap and squadron markings on the fin. We felt it was important that an F3 was preserved in 11 Sqn Markings due to a personal connection with the Squadron. Original aircraft serial number of this airframe is ZE256 and that has been retained on the port side of the fin. Aircraft is a decommissioned, Not Airworthy and sold for static Display / Museum use only. Aircraft is EX UK MOD Surplus equipment. No Engines or APU however gearboxes are still installed. Full technical specification available on request. The pictures in the gallery’s below paint a 1000 words but please feel free to ask any questions. Further information about the Tornado F3 and Jet Art’s personal connection and views on the F3 in service can be seen on our latest news page.
A great opportunity to purchase an ex Royal Air Force Tornado GR1 aircraft. This machine is now being offered by Jet Art as a cut price budget restoration project. Ideal for the smaller museum or enthusiast wanting to undertake a restoration. The aircraft is dismantled ready to ship as shown in the photos below. This is an Early GR1 ground attack / reconnaissance variant of the variable geometry, swing wing European Multi Roll Combat aircraft (MRCA). ZA353 is now around 95% externally complete and includes: Fuselage sat on her undercarriage, canopy, windscreen, wings, full set of slats, fin, rudder, tailerons, nibs. Main deficiencies are 1x wing flexi fairings and some smaller panels and fairings from the fuselage. All the big pieces are included and it is a reasonably straight forward task of putting it all together. This would rebuild to make a good externally complete Static display aircraft / gate guard. Easy Project. Please contact us to discuss further. Pictured above in service in her former glory. The gallery below illustrates the current condition and completeness.
Ex Royal Air Force PANAVIA Tornado GR1 ZA355. This aircraft was one of the last GR1s in operational service and was finished as she last flew in all over grey looking very similar to a current spec GR4. First flown on 28/11/1980, this aircraft served the first part of her operational life on TTTE (Tri Tornado Training Establishment) with tail code B55 before being allocated to 15 Squadron at RAF Lossiemouth. Last flown 31/05/2001, this aircraft was retired to a ground instructional role where she served as the RAF Lossiemouth weapons load trainer as a ground instructional airframe for: 14 Sqn, 15 Sqn, 12 Sqn and 617 Sqn. We have retained the original TAA tail code and XV squadron markings on the fin.
The canopy opened and closed hydraulically. The cockpit interior was very complete with only a few deficiencies. 2X Martin Baker MK10A ejection seats were installed as well as Head Up Display, Stick, throttle etc.
Ex Royal Air Force Panavia Tornado GR1. A Serious acquisition opportunity for a major museum or private collector. This aircraft is incredibly complete and in super order. Likely to be the best Tornado GR1 you will ever get! The photos in the gallery’s below paint a thousand words, basically this jet is about as complete as you will ever find, the only exception being weapon systems which have been removed. The aircraft last flew in 1996 and has since been kept in a heated hangar with systems such as electrical, hydraulics, fuel etc being kept live and functional. The aircraft has been used for instructional purposes for systems training on Tornado. This involved regular application of Hydraulics with all control surfaces functioned, undercarriage cycled, wings swept back and forth every three months up until October 2012. Up until this date the APU was also regularly run, gearboxes engaged and generators, hyd pumps functioned. We applied a battery prior to dismantling the aircraft and both cockpits powered up. Engines are fitted and inhibited. R/H engine shows 2469 hrs, L/H engine shows 1904 Hrs. Total time on the airframe: 3079 hrs. Aircraft has its log book and F700. Now SOLD
A very special opportunity to acquire a stunning aircraft with great history. A Jump jet that has served with all the Royal Air Force Harrier Squadrons (1 Sqn, 3 Sqn, 4 Sqn, 233 OCU), seen service in RAF Germany during the Cold War, Belize (1417 FLT) and the Falklands (1453 FLT). In my opinion this is the cleanest 1st generation RAF Harrier you will get. Condition is so good in fact that there is serious potential for a future return to flight project. A mass of Documentation and paperwork is available including over 70Kg of job cards dating back to 1976 when the aircraft was first flown. This aircraft has been preserved incredibly well having never been kept outside. There is no corrosion, the paint and markings are fresh and bright, mechanical components appear to be in tip top condition. The aircraft looks like it landed yesterday!
XZ132 spent the last 22 years in a heated building at RAF College Cranwell where she was used for instructional purposes. Nothing horrendous a mere training aid for baby Engineering officers (who in general aren’t allowed to play with spanners) to be taught about aerodynamics, flying controls and documentation. Jet Art acquired the aircraft in November 2013 and have spent the last three months preparing the aircraft to the highest possible standard, fitting gun pods and a full complement of pylons, sourcing a selection of missing external panels the majority of which have been purchased as brand new surplus stock items. The end result is stunning as you can see from the photos. The aircraft comes with a correct Rolls Royce Pegasus Mk103 engine not currently fitted to the aircraft but in a wheeled transit stand. For display purposes a photo decal engine blank is fitted in the intake as well as a full set of engine nozzles. Cockpit interior is very good and fairly complete with the original Mk9A ejection seat installed (inert). Full Technical specification is available on request. The aircraft is sold exactly as per the detailed photo gallery’s below. Last flown: 8/10/90. Total Hrs: 3193 NOW SOLD
Unique opportunity to purchase a rare Dambusters 617 Sqn early spec Tornado GR1 Aircraft. Externally complete with cockpits in superb order this really is a special acquisition opportunity for a serious collector or aviation museum. The aircraft carries and tail code AJ-C in tribute to Avro Lancaster ED910 that was lost on the famous WW2 Dams raid. Only one crew member survived, Sgt Tees the rear gunner. The pilot’s name (Pilot Officer Warner Ottley DFC) is painted under the port side of the canopy and has been retained during the restoration along with the AJ-C tail code as a memorial and mark of respect. Lancaster AJ-C was hit by heavy anti-aircraft fire on 17th May 1943 on route to attack the Lister dam. Warner Ottley’s final words over the intercom were” I’m sorry, boys, they got us”. ZA399 was used in Desert Storm in 1991 and carried ‘Granny’ nose art throughout the conflict. A serious piece of aviation history. NOW SOLD
Jet Art Aviation LTD has a choice of NINE Jet Provost T mk5A aircraft for sale. The aircraft are ex Royal Air Force two seat Jet trainers made by Hunting Percival / BAC Company. The aircraft are Very complete with Full logs and paperwork. The Aircraft are available individually, as multiples, or as a package. Idea potential return to flight aircraft having been used for instructional ground taxi use for the training of ground crew. Last flown in the early nineties but have been regularly ground run, professionally maintained, dry stored / serviced for ground taxi use up until last year. Ideal basis for a private display team. Put up your own Diamond Nine!? OR ideal museum aircraft / JP spares source. Please contact us for further details. A PDF report containing more details and full airframe hours, engine hours etc is available on request. ALL NOW SOLD
Another Great item brought to you by Jet Art Aviation, One Large and impressive Chopper. 65ft long! British version of the Sikorsky S-58 helicopter. Ideal for museum / display use or for use as a: Garden feature, Gate Guard or Business promotional tool. First flown: 30th Oct 1963. Build number: wa131. Last Flown on: 27th March 2002. Served with 18 Sqn then 72 Sqn RAF Coded ‘V’. Total Airframe hours: 17343 hrs 35 mins. Cockpit is very complete. Seats in the rear with 4x medivac stretcher fit installed. This particular aircraft was used extensively on operations in Northern Ireland. We have some great photos of her in service! Finished in 3 tone camouflage with original service markings. This is a very tidy and original example of a Wessex.
Ex Luftwaffe F-104 Starighter in stock now. Rare and iconic ‘Zip 104′ static display / museum aircraft available for sale. Complete cockpit.
Unique opportunity to own a first generation, two seat Harrier aircraft. This aircraft has just undergone a 12 month restoration to externally complete static display standard. Fully repainted and completed to T2 specification as it entered service with 4 Squadron RAF in the 1970’s. This aircrafts served a long and interesting flying career having flown with: 4 sqn, 1 sqn, 3 Sqn, and the Strike Attack Operational Evaluation Unit (SAOUE) being used for weapons trials and testing under tactical conditions. The Aircraft was finally used for ‘Night Bird’ AV8 / GR5 Harrier trials with forward looking Infra Red being trialled on this very aircraft. Contact us for further details.
Sea Harrier FA2 aircraft. ZD608 was first flown in 1985 and saw action in Operation Deliberate force in 1995 flying Combat missions over Bosnia and Herzegovina. The aircraft was featured at the time with 6x 1000lb bomb mission markings on the port side of the forward fuselage. The aircraft also had the privilege in 1996 of carrying out the first ‘in service’ AMRAAM trials which were conducted in Puerto Rico. Aircraft dismantled ready for immediate delivery. Sold as a externally complete static display / museum aircraft. SOLD.
ZD580 lost her nose in a mid air collision with a Dutch F-16 while engaged in a practice dog fight over the English Chanel. The aircraft has been repaired and restored to external complete static display standard. SOLD.
ZD615 served with all 3 Naval Air Squadrons: 800.801,899 NAS. This aircraft is externally complete to display / museum standard and comes with a complete cockpit including a mk10 Ejection seat, external fuel tanks, a full complement of pylons and Aden Cannon gun pods. The aircraft is finished in OEU markings. Achieved 2408 hrs having Last flown in 2001. SOLD.
ZE691 was damaged beyond economic repair in a taxi / hovering accident which resulted in the nose undercarriage leg being ripped off. The aircraft has been repaired to Static Display standard and now makes a superb museum airframe. SOLD.
Falklands Veteran SHAR. Externally complete static display aircraft. This aircraft flew 53 Combat missions in the 1982 Falklands war including taking part in the historic Port Stanley Airfield mission (flown by Lt-Cdr Gordy Batt) on the 1st May 1982 when BBC reporter Brian Hanrahan “Counted them all out and counted them back again” Rare Opportunity. SOLD.
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