What Happened to the NAF Fleet of Jaguars ?

Aircraft Inventory.

In the 1980’s the Nigerian Air Force was second only Apartheid South Africa and nearly on per with the Egyptian Air Force in technical capability. The Nigerian Air Force had its golden age from 1980 to 1992, but started to decline afterwards after General Ibrahim Babangida systematically destroyed the Air Force. By 2004 over %95 of the Air Force inventory of aircrafts and weapons had been grounded due to neglect.  Out if 266 aircraft in the NAG, over 140 had in various conditions of disrepair.

NAF Jaguar at a British Airshow. GettyImages

 

 

A complete squadron of NAF Jaguars abandoned.
NAF Jaguars left to rot in an aircraft hanger.

 

A complete squadron of NAF Jaguars abandoned.

 

 

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