Article Directory: Photo Collections

New and historic photograph collections

Mid-North Courier 1941-42

Since a while I´m active at the Historical center in the little town of Riverton, South Australia. Filing and listing old newspapers sounds a bit boring but it is anything but for a history minded guy like me. Following photos […]

SAAF F 51 Mustangs over Korea

War broke out in Korea on 25 June 1950 and on 4 August 1950 the South African government announced its intention to place an all volunteer squadron at the disposal of the UN. On 25 September 1950, 2 Squadron “Flying […]

Water wings extraordinary

A legacy of my unfinished book project that I had been working on previously is that I find enjoyment in browsing and researching historic archives on the web. Having a few spare hours today I found a wonderful photo collection […]

Taiden,Korea 1945/46

Some photos that my father took in Taiden Korea circa1945/46,the crashed C-47 was a ‘Jungle Skipper’, I don’t know what the Japanese aircraft are, name that plane? Photo 8 is my father. By this time he was part of the […]

SAAF 2 Squadron F 86 Sabres

The SAAF deployed number 2 Squadron “Flying Cheetahs” to Korea consisting of an all volunteer group of pilots that had served during WW II. In the course of that conflict over 800 personnel were deployed to Korea. Some had seen […]

FAA Grumman Wildcat AL426 being stripped, restored & preserved at Yeovilton, UK

These few pics are from a visit we paid to the FAA Museum at Yeovilton in around 2006 when they were restoring their Wildcat AL246. I found it amazing that the colours inside had never been touched up or replaced […]

SAAF Atlas Cheetah

The SAAF desperately needed a fighter with which to tackle the Mig 23 threat in the skies over Angola during the Angolan Bush War. It was only superior SAAF pilot training that allowed the Mirage III, Mirage F 1 CZ […]

South African Armour, Artillery and AFV’s

Included in this selection of photos are the G-6 Self-propelled Howitzer (Takom is releasing this in 1/35 scale), G-5 Howitzer, Badger Infantry Fighting Vehicle, Elephant MBT, Rooikat (Lynx), Ratel ZT3 Infantry Fighting Vehicle with Anti Tank Missiles, Battaleur self propelled […]

South African Air Force

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 […]

Final checker, and more.

Some shots I took on Kennedy CV-67, in the late eighties. and a view of a F-4 you don’t want to see in your rear view mirror.