An excellent account with lots of brilliant photos of this wonderful Fighter Plane. I am half way through this book and must impress readers of this wonderful written saga of an excellent Aircraft that was revolutionary in its make up an adjunct from the TSR cancellation, probably better and less costly to produce. A treasured book for me.
Superb - lots of people who flew the aircraft telling you what it was like. A minimum of history and dry technicalities, as per the other review this isn't your traditional "book about an aeroplane" and is all the better for it. Of all the books on the Jaguar that I own this is the one that is the most rewarding and interesting to read and is thoroughly recommended.
This is mainly a story book. RAF pilots tell us how the plane flew, how they trained, how they fought in it and that's why the text is lively and very readable. The book isn't really a Jaguar bible as it doesn't explain much about the design of the aircraft, the avionics, weaponry and the service in France and India. It's richly illustrated with beautiful profiles but it's not a modeler's walkaround book either. It's a book about people who flew and serviced an aircraft of the Seventies, it's a book not to be bought and left on a shelf. Bowman's book is made to be read, I've read it and liked it.
This is a nice series of books but like my other reviews the series tends to concentrate on Special Schemes in the profile section? It would be nice to see more regular schemes used by the operators of this a/c? This is my one criticism of the series in general.