Posted on July 24, 2014
Two former RAF fighter jets are set to be sold at a public auction this weekend.
A 1976 Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR3 Jump Jet and a 1988 Panavia Tornado F3 will be going under the hammer at Silverstone racetrack in Northamptonshire.
Silverstone Auctions said both jets are going up for sale without a reserve.
The Harrier, an RAF jet which served during the Cold War, Belize and the Falklands, is described as being preserved “in almost time capsule condition”.
Nick Whale, managing director at Silverstone Auctions, said: “We’ve never offered anything like this before and it’s a privilege to be able to offer one of, it not the finest, Harrier in the world.
“The history and provenance of the plane, combined with the fact that the aircraft is so complete, means this really is an exciting opportunity.”
Also going under the hammer is the only privately-owned Tornado F3 in the world.
Sold for display purposes, the jet has 3,000 hours of active service, including use as the personal mount of the Commanding Officer of 56 Squadron and visits to Malaysia and Alaska on exercise.