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…
Towards Good Order at Sea
South Africa's armed forces invaded Angola in 1975, setting off a war that had consequences for the whole region that are still felt today. A Far-Away War contributes to a wider understanding of this war in Angola and Namibia. The book does not only look at the war from an "old" South African (Defence Force) perspective, but also gives a voice to participants “on the other side” – emphasising the role of the Cubans and Russians.
[W I P] Angola Terrain for the South African border war
Hello guys, as you might have seen, Stratos, Coupi and me are working on a new Angolan terrain that depicts most of Angola and a good portion of then South-...
Striking Inside Angola with 32 Battalion | Marius Scheepers | conventional warfare Southern Angola
This book presents an eyewitness account by a South African Defence Force (SADF) Signals Officer, Marius Scheepers
Attack on Cassinga (DVD)
The paratrooper is the elite element of any army, The 'para' is handpicked, formidable and highly trained, using the element of surprise in his attack. He is generally outnumbered in the field, relying on his personal skill and courage to succeed. On 4th May 1978, the South African Defence Force carried out its first ever completely airborne combat mission onto the town of Cassinga. At that period in time, Cassinga was the northern headquarters of the South West African Peoples Organisation…
South Africa's Forgotten War - Gary Baines (eBook)
White South Africans who fought in the long 'Border War' to maintain apartheid now find themselves in a country run by their former enemies. Gary Baines examines their continuing struggle to come to terms with the conflict and their efforts to have their voices heard. Published in: HISTORY TODAY, Volume 59, Issue 4, 2009 Author: Gary Baines 8 Pages, eBook format. Download link will be immediately available after checkout.