The WWII vintage Dakota was still used in the South African Bush War 40 years later. Brings back many memories

The WWII vintage Dakota was still used in the South African Bush War 40 years later. Brings back many memories

South African Air Force Mirage IIIs

The only other combat jet produced in greater numbers than the Mirage is MiG .

Military Art, Military Life, Military History, African History, Military Aircraft, Cold War, Air Force, Defence Force, South Africa

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…

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