A Selection for images taken of ZE360 when serving with the Tigers

Peter Rolt

An unusual shot of ZE360 with a chute deployment failure at RAF Coningsby


(Image courtesy of Peter Rolt)


An excellent colour comparison photo between the standard RAF air defence grey and the US applied `duck egg blue` (ZE360 furthest from camera shortly after being repainted)

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ZE360 Taking the wire at Wattisham

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(Images courtesy of Colin Collis)

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These amazing images of ZE360 flying in formation with an Italian F-104 Starfighter come courtesy of Hayley Pattern who found them in her late husband Flt Lt Ewan Murdoch collection. Taken on 10th September 1985 transiting low level through the Dolomites. Ewan was the pilot of the photoship while Gordie James and Andy Nailard crewed ZE360.

I`d like to thank Hayley for allowing me to share these rare and personal photos.


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(Images courtesy of Terry Senior)

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Courtesy of Stuart Skelton

ZE360 also spent a short time at Boscombe Down with A Flight.

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(Images courtesy of Tim Senior and Mike Davey)

A rare photo of ZE360 taken on 11th September 1986 while based at Boscombe Down during trials work.

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(With thanks to Bob Cossey)

Credit - Pilot Barny Barnard. 22 October 1987

 Esmon R George going for a backseat jolly in 360 on 22 October 1987.

Photo Credit – Pilot Barny Barnard.

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The above shots taken at Wattisham, date unknown.
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The pairs shot is interesting in that it shows ZE360 behind ZE359, both being the only `J` survivors. ZE359 is now at Duxford American Air Museum in her previous US Navy VF-74 scheme.
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RTB, flare door open.
(Images courtesy of Mark Rees)

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(General shots, credit to photographers known or otherwise)

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Tiger Meet 1987 at Montijo.

(Image courtesy of Ian Powell)

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(ZE360 on the line without the black tail)

APC Akrotiri Cyprus Feb 1987


(Image courtesy of Tom McGhee)

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Cambrai 1989

(Image courtesy of Phil Gardner)

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(Images courtesy of Stephen Cottrell)


Courtesy of Steve Noujaim

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Prestwick Airshow 1989

(Image courtesy of Leslie Rodger)

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 Practice days for the Battle of Britain fly past in 1990

(Images courtesy of Bob Daniels)

Bernard Mills RAF Cottesmore Open Day 14th July 1990

 RAF Cottesmore Open Day 14th July 1990

(Image courtesy of Bernard Mills)

John Pye 5th December 1990

 Departing Wattisham 5th December 1990

(Image courtesy of John Pye)