AC-47 Dakota Gunship: Spooky and Puff The Magic Dragon SAAF and USA
Dakota Part 5: Douglas AC-47 Spooky / Puff, the Magic Dragon / Dragon Dak The Douglas AC-47 Spooky (also nicknamed "Puff, the Magic Dragon") was the first in a series of gunships developed by the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. More firepower than could be provided by light and medium ground-attack aircraft was thought to be needed in some situations when ground forces called for close air support. British "Waist-gunners" using Lewis Guns in WW2, mostly for anti-aircraft…
G6 Rhino - Tank Encyclopedia
South Africa (1981) – Self-Propelled Howitzer-Vehicle – 145+ built “Rhino”, the African Long Range Brawler The G6 Rhino is named after the indigenous African Rhinoceros, an animal which is massive in size and extremely powerful stationary and even more so when charging a threat. Armed with a long protruding horn on its snout, a rhino can […]
Aermacchi MB326 KC / Impala MK2
Page 3 of 3 - Aermacchi MB326 KC / Impala MK2 - posted in Thirdwire: Strike Fighters 1 Series - Mods/Skinning Discussion: Hey Starfighter2, those two photos are of Imp MK 2's from 5 squadron when they were based in Durban in the 80's, used to watch them flying around almost every day, the good old days
North American Harvard. T-6
In RNZAF service as a pilot trainer for more than three decades the Harvard was first flown in 1937. Known as the Harvard in the British Commonwealth, T-6 Texan in the USAF and SNJ by the US Navy, over 21,000 examples were built. The Harvard was used as the primary trainer for most Commonwealth aircrew during WWII, after they had flown solo in the Tiger Moth. Fully aerobatic, it was a delight to fly, but not too easy for the novice who one day would move onto single seat fighter aircraft…
SAAF Museum Avro Shackleton MR.3 - Engine Run Ysterplaat, Cape Town
The SAAF Museum Ysterplaat, recently underwent an engine start on "Pelican22" their Avro Shackleton MR.3 - 1722 which is kept in flying status.To read up mor...
Buffel APC/MPV - Tank Encyclopedia
The Buffel was the first-ever mass-produced V-shaped hull, open-topped, Mine Protected Vehicle (MPV) / Armored Personnel Carrier (APC).
The South African Air Force
Privately run, unofficial website on the South African Air Force. It is maintained by myself during my (limited) spare time so please read the Disclaimer. I hope you enjoy the experience and visit again soon. All suggestions are welcome - Dean Wingrin