Jaguar Boys

True Tales of the Operators of the Big Cat in Peace and War

Ian Hall

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Format: Hardback
Extent: 208 pages
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
ISBN: 9781909808157.
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Publication Date: 14 July 2014

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.

Ian Hall

Ian Hall spent thirty-two years as an RAF pilot, retiring as a group captain. He then flew turbo-props for a regional airline for a further twelve years. Married with three grown-up children, he┬álives in Norfolk.  

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1 review for Jaguar Boys

  1. Keepax

    Simply excellent! This is a really great book that gives some fascinating insights into the world of a Jaguar pilot. It covers all aspects and theatres of Jaguar operations and is delivered in a readable format for the non-pilot. It is an honest view from the cockpit, service line and operational station perspective that was engaged with the Jaguar during the life-time of its service. In addition to the RAF, it also covers off other air forces that operated the Jaguar to complete the picture. Highly recommended.

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