On 1 May 1986, a South African Air Force Dakota while on a flight to Ondangwa at about 8000 ft was hit with a soviet SAM-7 shoulder fired surface to air missile. The explosion ripped off most of the Dakota’s tail. To add additional pressure to the crew, the Dakota was full of military VIP passengers including the Chief of the Army.

Now there are pilots with skills and then there are a cut above, this pilot is a cut above. On 1 May a South African Air Force Dakota while on a flight to Ondangwa at about 8000 ft was hit wi…

Douglas Boston aircraft of No 24 Squadron, South African Air Force lined up at Zuara, Tripolitania, March 1943.

The South African Air Force in Libya, March 1943 Douglas Boston aircraft of No 24 Squadron, South African Air Force lined up at Zuara, Trip.

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

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S.A.L.M. VLIEGTUIE - TOEKA TOT NOU / S.A.A.F. AIRCRAFT - PAST TO PRESENT

S.A.L.M. VLIEGTUIE - TOEKA TOT NOU / S.A.A.F. AIRCRAFT - PAST TO PRESENT

Hawker Siddeley Mercurius. Here we see number 04. Numbers 01 ,02 and 03 were lost in the crash on Devils Peak seen behind the tail.

Here we see number Numbers 01 and 03 were lost in the crash on Devils Peak seen behind the tail.

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