South African Air Force
January 3, 2017 in Aviation
These are just a small sample of photos that I have on South African military hardware. Hopefully it would be of help to those modellers wishing to build SAAF aircraft. Since 1994 the SAAF has undergone a transformation during which most of the apartheid-era and Angolan Bush War equipment were either scrapped or sold to South American countries like Peru that bought most of the SAAF’s ageing Canberra bombers. The North American Harvard (Texan) trainers, Douglas Dakotas and Skymasters were scrapped. The Lockheed C 130 still soldiers on. The SAAF has also procured Hawks for training purposes and the SAAB Grippen as air superiority fighter. The locally produced attack helicopter the Atlas Rooivalk (Red Falcon) can compete on equal footing with the best attack helicopters today.
19 additional images. Click to enlarge