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Border War Weapons

Border War Weapons

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.

Precision landing with Rudder and Elevators shot away = SAAF Hero!

Now there are pilots with skills and then there are a cut above, this pilot is a cut above. On 1 May 1986, a South African Air Force Dakota while on a flight to Ondangwa at about 8000 ft was hit wi…

Atlas Impala - South African Air Force

Italeri 2710 MB 326K Impala Italian Trainer Aircraft Kit 1/48

Italeri 2710 is a 1/48th scale plastic of the Italian Jet Trainer the MB326K

Atlas Impala - South African Air Force

Italeri 2710 MB 326K Impala Italian Trainer Aircraft Kit 1/48

Italeri 2710 is a 1/48th scale plastic of the Italian Jet Trainer the MB326K

A T-6 in South African Air Force markings over the numbers at Falcon Field during a formation flying clinic.

SPRINGBOK TRAINING

A T-6 in South African Air Force markings over the numbers at Falcon Field during a formation flying clinic.

Atlas Impala Mk1 jet trainer ( furthest from camera ) of the South African Air Force, in formation with an Impala Mk 2 single seater ground attack variant, during the 1980s.

Atlas Impala Mk1 jet trainer ( furthest from camera ) of the South African Air Force, in formation with an Impala Mk 2 single seater ground attack variant, during the 1980s.