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Not all was moonshine and roses

A pair of Soviet officers pose on "The Road of Life or Death" somewhere between Menongue and Cuito Cuanavale. Date sometime in 1988.

A pair of Soviet officers pose on "The Road of Life or Death" somewhere between Menongue and Cuito Cuanavale.

South African Air Force, War Machine, African History, Photo Essay, Fighter Jets, Choppers, Aeroplanes, Helicopters, Middle East

7 June 1980 Operation Sceptic: Capt IC Du Plessis landed his badly damaged Mirage F1AZ at Ruacana. The aircraft was damaged by scrapnel from an SAM Missile fired at the aircraft during the bombing of a target. He barely made it to Ruacana with the assistance of Budgie Burgers who was flying a telstar Imp and guided him in to Ruacana. For saving the irreplaceable aircraft Capt Du Plessis was awarded an HC medal

7 June 1980 Operation Sceptic: Capt IC Du Plessis landed his badly damaged…

Imp MK II with tail feathers ruffled by an SAM-9 which failed to explode

Imp MK II with tail feathers ruffled by an which failed to explode

Mirage IIICZ from 2 Squadron flown by Major Gerrie Radloff engages an enemy Convoy heading towards Cassinga with his 30mm DEFA Cannon while providing close air support to our Airborne Brothers in Cassinga. By Graham Du Toit

Mirage IIICZ from 2 Squadron flown by Major Gerrie Radloff engages an enemy Convoy heading towards Cassinga with his DEFA Cannon while providing close air support to our Airborne Brothers in Cassinga. By Graham Du Toit

Military History, Rondom, Defence Force, War, Helicopters, South Africa, Aircraft, Soldiers, Planes

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