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Aircraft of the South African Air force - early 10 x Mirage IIICZ, 4 x Sabre, 3 x Javelin 3 x Canberra 1 x Canberra Military Jets, Military Aircraft, Fighter Aircraft, Fighter Jets, Drones, South African Air Force, Army Vehicles, Air Show, Airplanes

Weekend Wings #39: South Africa's "Franken-Mirages", Part 1 of 3

I'm sure readers know of Mary Shelley's famous novel 'Frankenstein'. Briefly, Dr. Victor Frankenstein assembles a monster in the form of a human being, using body parts from "the dissecting-room and the slaughter-house". Since then, the first part of his name has become a byword to describe anything that resembles a known thing, but uses parts from other things. For example, in the shooting world, a 'Franken-FAL' is a FAL rifle (like this one, for example) that looks as if it came from the…

a Harvard flight practicing for a flypast at the van Riebeeck festival, April Photo via Bruce James. Air Force Aircraft, Ww2 Aircraft, Fighter Aircraft, Fighter Jets, Military Jets, Military Aircraft, Zimbabwe History, C130 Hercules, South African Air Force

Harvard's, 1952.

a Harvard flight practicing for a flypast at the van Riebeeck festival, April 1952. Photo via Bruce James.

In July last year I wrote about the Texan (a. Harvard, shown below) in South African Air Force service . It had a long and . Aircraft Instruments, Air Force Day, South African Air Force, Aircraft Photos, Renaissance Men, Army Vehicles, Women In History, Ancient History, Modern History

Canadian memories of the T-6 Texan

In July last year I wrote about the T-6 Texan (a.k.a. Harvard, shown below) in South African Air Force service. It had a long and illustrious career spanning over 55 years before it was finally replaced by the Pilatus PC-7 Mark II (shown below). You can read much more about it, and see lots more photographs, in my earlier article. Now, from Vintage Wings of Canada, comes another very interesting article about the T-6 Texan in that part of the world, along with plenty of photographs of it and…

Flying Cheetahs: SAAF Mustangs in Korea The Mustang and the SAAF did not meet for the first time in Korea. Early models of this Briti. Ww2 Aircraft, Military Aircraft, Diorama, Time In Korea, South African Air Force, Korean Air, P51 Mustang, Cheetahs, Historical Pictures

Flying Cheetahs: SAAF P51 Mustangs in Korea

Flying Cheetahs: SAAF P51 Mustangs in Korea The Mustang and the SAAF did not meet for the first time in Korea. Early models of this British initiated, American built fighter, served with 5 Squadron in North Africa and Italy during the Second World War.The SAAf used the Mustang from 24 September 1944 when P-51B/C Mustang Is replaced Kittyhawks in 5 Sqn during the Italian campaign. P-51K Mustang IVa's, plus a few P-51D Mustang IV's were introduced later and 5 Sqn used the type extensively…

This page is dedicated to the volunteers and serving personell who restored the SAAF Canadair Sabre, The Sabre Project 372 team: Jon Durant (team leader) Barrie Pieterse Robbie Grant… Fighter Aircraft, Fighter Jets, Sabre Jet, Air Force Day, South African Air Force, F14 Tomcat, Korean Air, Army Day, Army Vehicles

The Friends of the South African Air Force Museum Restoration Projects - Sabre 372 | South African Aviation Foundation Museum

This page is dedicated to the volunteers and serving personell who restored the SAAF Canadair Cl-13B Sabre, no.372. The Sabre Project 372 team: Jon Durant (team leader) Barrie Pieterse Robbie Grant…

Formation flight from CFS Dunottar, with Lt. Coertze at the controls of July Photo; George Wiehahn via Conrad Wiehahn. Ww2 Aircraft, Military Aircraft, Aircraft Instruments, South African Air Force, Flying Wing, Airplane Fighter, Vintage Air, Korean War, Air Show

SAAF Harvards,1949.

Formation flight from CFS Dunottar, with 2nd. Lt. Coertze at the controls of 7174, July 1949. Photo; George Wiehahn via Conrad Wiehahn.

Mustangs from No. 2 Squadron, South African Air Force (SAAF) conducting run-ups in Korea in (photo by Mike Pretorius) Air Force Aircraft, Fighter Aircraft, Fighter Jets, Aircraft Parts, Air Force Day, South African Air Force, Korean Military, Airplane Fighter, Korean Air

Flying Cheetahs – the South African Air Force in the Korean War

Not many South Africans are aware that South Africa took part in the Korean War, well here is a rare original colour photograph of a North American F-51D Mustang fighters of No. 2 Squadron of the S…

british-eevee: “ Gloster Meteor jet fighters lined up at a airbase in Korea (Date unknown) ” Military Jets, Military Aircraft, Fighter Aircraft, Fighter Jets, Gloster Meteor, South African Air Force, Australian Defence Force, Navy Aircraft, Korean War

Beautiful Lines

british-eevee: “Gloster Meteor jet fighters lined up at a airbase in Korea (Date unknown) ”

South African Air Force Atlas Cheetah D 861 Cheetah 2 taxies back to the hangar after a thrilling solo display at AAD 2014 Air Force Day, South African Air Force, Aircraft Pictures, Military Aircraft, Pilots, Wonders Of The World, Cheetah, Planes, Fighter Jets

Aviation Photo #2513108: Atlas Cheetah D - South Africa - Air Force

Cheetah 2 taxies back to the hangar after a thrilling solo display at AAD 2014 - Photo taken at Pretoria - Waterkloof (FAWK) in South Africa on September 20, 2014.

Warlock Photography: Harvards operated in South Africa South African Air Force, Army Day, Air Show, North Africa, Military Aircraft, Harvard, Fighter Jets, Cool Pictures, Airplanes

T6 Harvards operated in South Africa

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