An Oryx helicopter flying over Ovamboland in the now Namibia. The conflict on the border between Namibia and mainly Angola was known in South Africa as the Border War and went on from 1966 till 1988. Troops on the ground also called it the "Buch War" or just the "Border" or "Grens"

An Oryx helicopter flying over Ovamboland in the now Namibia. The conflict on…

Battles done - it's time to get the hell out of here -Cassinga

SADF - Battles done - it's time to get the hell out of here -Cassinga

-Bush War , Rhodesian Light Infantryor SAP Koevoet , Alouette III Gunships !

A HAG somewhere in the enemy territory where a temporary fuel dump was created to refuel the choppers when coming back from an ops - their range was not enough

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…

Defence Force, Troops, Soldiers, Warfare, South Africa, Aircraft, Guns

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