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

by Ian Hall Code: 32503 Format: Hardback / 208 pages Publication date: 31/07/2014 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days Price: AU $49.99
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 RAFs 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 aircrafts 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.
Format: Hardback
Pages: 208
Illustration: COLOUR THROUGHOUT
Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Publisher: GRUB
Publication date: 31/07/2014
Country of publication: UNITED KINGDOM
Weight: 580 g
Dimensions: 234mm X 156mm
Code: 32503