South African Army - Armor - Olifant Mk1B – Main Battle Tank – Has a Crew of 4 (Commander, Gunner, Loader and Driver) Armament: 1 x 105mm (L7) Rifled Gun, 1 x 7.62mm Co-Axial and 1 x 7.62mm Anti-Aircraft Machine Guns.

South African Army - Olifant – Main Battle Tank – Crew: 4 (Commander, Gunner, Loader and Driver) Armament: 1 x Rifled Gun, 1 x Co-Axial and 1 x Anti-Aircraft Machine Guns.

Made of Steel - Founded in 1975 by Colonel Jan Breytenbach of the South African Special Forces Brigade, it was later under the command of Colonels Gert Nel, Deon Ferreira (nickname Falcon) and Eddie Viljoen, known within the battalion by the nickname of “Big Daddy”.

Made of Steel - Founded in 1975 by Colonel Jan Breytenbach of the South African…

South African Border War - Preparing for Bungelow inspection Basic training

South African Border War - Preparing for Bungelow inspection Basic training. Once we are young

SADF 25 pounder crew in action, 1977. Good detail of their Pattern 70 webbing and Ottom helmets.

SADF 25 pounder crew in action, Good detail of their Pattern 70 webbing and Ottom helmets.

This photo was taken about the fourth day after SADF had attacked Onjiva in Operation Protea.. Bats and Ratels had spent 3 days clearing the trenches of the big Fapla base next to the airport...tons of captured Soviet weapons and equipment was brought together and driven/loaded back to SA.

This photo was taken about the fourth day after SADF had attacked Onjiva in Operation Protea. Bats and Ratels had spent 3 days clearing the trenches of the big Fapla base next to the airport.tons of captured Soviet weapons and equipment was brought tog

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