Border air war

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After we were ambushed I did a follow up with 4 chaps   we were picked up by a Puma...about 20 clics into Angola, tired and thirsty...we sat just like this with a cold fanta care of the crew....17/11/1979 Military Life, Military History, Once Were Warriors, Army Pics, South African Air Force, Army Day, Defence Force, Military Helicopter, Red Arrow

After we were ambushed I did a follow up with 4 chaps we were picked up by a Puma...about 20 clics into Angola, tired and thirsty...we sat just like this with a cold fanta care of the crew....17/11/1979

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… South African Air Force, Douglas Aircraft, Army Day, Defence Force, Army Vehicles, Aircraft Pictures, War Machine, Armed Forces, Military Aircraft

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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.