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Somewhere on the Border

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By the late seventies convoys were the only safe way to travel between many towns. Convoys were operated by the police and the escort vehicles crewed in the main by reservists. If the army was involved in a contact near a convoy route, the convoy would be delayed until it was over, which is what happened here. The delay gave me enough time to nip out the Mazda and take the picture.

Rooikat wheeled tank (1989), main SANDF combat vehicle

The Rooikat development started back in the 1980s as a wheeled tank to replace the Ferret armored car used against Angola. 250 built with a 75 or 105 mm gun

Military HistorySouth African Air ForceArmy Vehicles

Our Forgotten Wars

ourforgottenwars: “ M36 tank destroyer in use with the French Army during the First Indochina War ”

South Africa - What a Difference Twenty Years have made

What a difference twenty years have made for the South African National Defense Force (SANDF)> Looking as some photos one quickly realizes a lot has changed over the years. The changes can be defined as good, bad or downright daft. Before the 1994 election, South Africa had to defend her borders from communist, guerilla warfare. The international sanctions did not improve the arms industry. The government at that time did not drop dead and let it be; instead, they began to manufacture their…

South Africa’s forgotten 'dirty war' against Cuban-backed Communists revealed in incredible pics

INCREDIBLE images of South Africa’s “dirty war” against Cuban-backed Communists have been released. Black and white photographs show how the Cold War spilled into the African bush in wh…

Two dead Buffels

Captured in the battle of Cuito Canavale, and on display in Luanda.

SADf Recce's / Special Forces in Moscow, Russia. 1991

Black Stalingrad - The Battle of Cuito Cuanavale, Angola - English Version - YouTube

Cuito Cuanavale - SADF withdrawal

Black Stalingrad - The Battle of Cuito Cuanavale, Angola - English Version - YouTube

Cuito Cuanavale - SADF withdrawal

This video is a shortened version of a 1988 SABC documentary. The SADF withdrew from Angola after the successful completion of Operations Modular, Hooper and...

Border War Patch