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Exhibit Lets Patrons get Nose to Nose With Harrier

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Fareed Guyot
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#1 Posted: 6/30/2010 15:59:54 Modified: 7/2/2010 08:58:21

The world’s only civilian-owned Harrier jet will be seen at AirVenture this month, but across the Atlantic Ocean another Harrier is getting a lot of attention. At London’s Tate Museum, artist Fiona Banner has created an exhibit entitled Harrier and Jaguar which displays two aircraft in a very unique way according to Gizmodo.com .

The Sepecat Jaguar XZ118, one of the first Anglo-French military aircraft collaborations is displayed with its paint completely stripped which affords a literal mirror finish to the aircraft.  The Harrier fills the room because it’s suspended vertically from the ceiling in a vertical nose-down position. There is just enough room to lay prone beneath the jumpjet’s nose and see what it is like to be face-to-face with the business end of this levitating fighter. 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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#2 Posted: 7/2/2010 08:16:41

Embarrassing when the article in Gizmodo gets it right, but EAA then doesn't bother to read it fully. The Jaguar in question is not the famous British automobile but the Anglo-French SEPECAT ground attack aircraft - XJ118 is its RAF registration. It is also oddly positioned like the Harrier; in this case upside-down. More effort and better research required, I think



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#3 Posted: 7/2/2010 08:57:31

I was just on a family trip to england two weeks ago and we visited the tate modern, which is just up the river from the tate and is housed within the disused power station that pink floyd floated the pig over for the album cover. I'm not really an art person and all I was really interested in seeing was the inside of a cool abandoned power station. Well it turns out that they remodeled the inside so it was really boring. we were going to go visit the tate down the river but after walking around the tate modern for a few minutes and ending up spending more time in the coffee shop upstairs we figured there were better things to see in london. Boy was i wrong

The attached picture is the view from the coffee shop on the top floor.



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Fareed Guyot
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#4 Posted: 7/2/2010 09:16:52

 

Robin...you are correct...we overlooked the fact that the Jaguar was an aircraft not a car.

 

Joe, you will have to tell me all about your trip later this month.

 

Here is another discussion string about the exhibit 

 




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