Jaguar Boys: True Tales from Operators of the Big Cat in Peace and War

Jaguar Boys: True Tales from Operators of the Big Cat in Peace and War

By: Ian Hall (author)Hardback

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Originally intended as a trainer, the Anglo-French Sepecat jet, equipped with the very latest in weapon-aiming and navigational equipment, eventually became the backbone of the RAF's tactical strike-attack and recce forces for a decade from the mid-1970s. In these pages, the Jaguar Boys - pilots, engineer and ground crew - tell of the aircraft's drawbacks and joys, their sadness at losses, and their pleasure at its development into a readily-deployable and outstandingly-capable fighter-bomber for the post-Cold War era. Then came the Gulf War which signalled the start of a hectic sequence of operational adventures and upgrades for the 'Boys' and seasoned veterans tell of action over Iraq and in the Balkans. One of the best-loved of RAF types, the Jaguar commanded a fierce loyalty and affection which shines through in these accounts of an aircraft that will live forever in the memory.

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About Author

Ian Hall joined the RAF at 18 and during seven fighter-bomber tours with two on Jaguars, flew five different operational types. He served in Bahrain, Germany, Belgium, Norway and Canada and retired as a group captain. He now lives near Coltishall - spiritual home of the Jaguar - and edits the 31 Squadron newsletter.

Product Details

  • publication date: 14/07/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781909808157
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 208
  • ID: 9781909808157
  • weight: 544
  • ISBN10: 1909808156

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