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SADF

SADF

South African planes.

Weekend Wings #39: South Africa's "Franken-Mirages", Part 1 of 3

I'm sure readers know of Mary Shelley's famous novel 'Frankenstein'. Briefly, Dr. Victor Frankenstein assembles a monster in the form of a human being, using body parts from "the dissecting-room and the slaughter-house". Since then, the first part of his name has become a byword to describe anything that resembles a known thing, but uses parts from other things. For example, in the shooting world, a 'Franken-FAL' is a FAL rifle (like this one, for example) that looks as if it came from the…

Group Captain Adolph 'Sailor' Malan - Spitfire Mk.IX - RAF 611. Squadron - Biggin Hill, Jan. '43 (this Spit. FY-F BS435, belonged to S/L Hugo 'Sinker' Armstrong)

Friday Fun Facts - 10/26/2012

Group Captain Adolph 'Sailor' Malan - Spitfire Mk.IX - RAF 611. Squadron - Biggin Hill, Jan. '43 (this Spit. FY-F BS435, belonged to S/L Hugo 'Sinker' Armstrong)

Parachute Regiment insignia

Parachute Regiment insignia

Ratel 90 and SANDF Armour in Battle Formation

Ratel 90 and SANDF Armour in Mock Battle Formation

The Ratel APC / IFV was used by the SADF during the Angolan Bush War / Border War 1966 - 1989. During the Angolan Border War the Ratel 90 earned itself a rep...

SADF (South African Defence Force)

Prijava

Prijava