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 the...
Hardcover: 208 pages
Publisher: Grub Street Publishing; 1st Edition edition (August 19, 2014)
Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 1 x 9.3 inches
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I know, I was there. As a USAF exchange officer, I was posted to 226 OCU, on staff as a QWI, instructing in the conversion coure as well as the QWI course shortly after the introduction of the Jaguar to RAF service. I was acquainted with nearly all...
at its development into a readily deployable and outstandingly capable fighter-bomber for the post-Cold War era. Then came the Gulf War which signaled 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.