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Personal Stories from our Premium Members
BUSH WAR VETERANS!
Posted on: 6 February 2017
The Road to Botswana
Posted on: 13 May 2016
Supper in Sá da Bandeira
Posted on: 5 September 2015
Angola – an abandoned civilisation.
Posted on: 4 September 2015
Operation Savannah – The battle of the casualties of the war (Part 4 – Final)
Posted on: 31 August 2015
Operation Savannah – The battle of the casualties of the war (Part 3 of 4 parts)
Posted on: 31 August 2015
Operation Savannah – The battle of the casualties of the war (Part 2 of 4 parts)
Posted on: 31 August 2015
The red cross
Posted on: 28 August 2015
Fighting for the heart and soul of Chiede
Posted on: 28 August 2015
Operation Savannah
Posted on: 23 August 2015
 
Latest Comments
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<br /><br /><br />MY NAME IS MARIAM FROM SOUTH AFRICA...I SAW THIS COMMENT ON POSITIVE BLOGS AND I WILL LOVE TO TELL EVERYBODY HOW MY STATUS CHANGES TO NEGATIVE, AND AM NOW A LIVING WITNESS OF IT AND I THINK ITS A SHAME ON ME IF I DON'T S...
Posted on: 22 May 2017
Re: Various opfoks and rondfoks during Basics
I don't comment much, have enough personal challenges to deal with.<br /><br />An old Afrikaans proverb: Vra is vry, en die weier daarby/It costs nothing to ask, including the refusal.<br /><br />I have always wondered...<br />...
Posted on: 8 May 2017
Re: "Trying to destroy the Olifants"
Baie dankie vir jou terugvoer, Deon. Jou tenk met die mynvëer was 12A. Kontak my asseblief op johan@warinangola.com. Ek sal graag jou hele storie ook wil laai. Jy sal die volgende video wat etlike dae na die aanval gemaak is waardeer en ook jou tenk s...
Posted on: 10 April 2017
Re: "Trying to destroy the Olifants"
Dag Johan,<br />Baie intersante komentaar en het eers vandag die site ontdek.<br />Ek was die gunner van die tank wat die myn-vee apparaat vooraan gehad het en ook in die mynveld gelos was - Ek kan om die dood nie die roepsein onthou nie. Jy is...
Posted on: 21 February 2017
Re: BUSH WAR VETERANS!
Dankie Sandra. Ek moet eers sien of die manne hulle stories hier gaan laai of nie. Almal gebruik deesdae net Facebook en wil nie graag op enige ander platform iets skryf nie. So ek is nog verdeeld tussen die twee platforms. Wat my betref kan hulle gerus op...
Posted on: 8 February 2017
 
Top Posts
Die Mense van SWA - 'n Geo Etnologiese Oorsig, deur Kapt SMG Visser by host
Voorwoord: In 'n oorlogsituasie is 'n mens geneig om meer op die aard en die omvang van operasies te konsentreer. Die mens en sy omgewing waarbinne opgetree word speel egter 'n ewe belangrike rol...
In the Heart of the Whore: The Story of Apartheid's Death Squads, by Jacques Pauw by host
No review information available. Product details Hardcover: 336 pages Publisher: Southern Book Publishers; 1st edition (February 1992) Language: English ISBN-10: 1868123928 ISBN-13: 978-1...
Into the heart of darkness: Confessions of apartheid's assassins, by Jacques Pauw by host
No review information available... Product details Paperback: 346 pages Publisher: J. Ball; First Edition edition (1997) Language: English ISBN-10: 1868420582 ISBN-13: 978-1868420582 ...
The Aftermath of the Cassinga Massacre Survivors, Deniers and Injustices, by Vilho Shigwedha by host
It took the former South African Defence Force (SADF) less than four hours to kill more than eight hundred Namibian refugees at Cassinga on May 4, 1978. Thousands of survivors were left with irrepara...
Cubans in Angola: South-South Cooperation and Transfer of Knowledge, 1976–1991, by Christine Hatzky by host
Angola, a former Portuguese colony in southern central Africa, gained independence in 1975 and almost immediately plunged into more than two decades of conflict and crisis. Fidel Castro sent Cuban mi...
Valentina: The Exile Child: An autobiography by Rachel Valentina Nghiwete by host
On the dawn of Namibia's independence from South African rule in 1990, around 43,000 exiles were repatriated to the country formerly known as South West Africa. Of these, many had left their country ...
RE: South African soldiers captured during the War In Angola by host
Thanks Doug, I have now included him in the list above.
RE: South African soldiers captured during the War In Angola by dougbev
Rifleman Petrus Kandjendja of 202 Battalion was captured by Angolan forces during Operation Askari. He was held in captivity for five months and was released when the South Africans exchanged him for...
RE: South African soldiers captured during the War In Angola by host
To summarise [Updated]: Captured in SWA/Angola: Cpl Johannes Gerhardus Terblanche, Technical Services Corps, attached to Battle Group Foxbat - 13 December 1975 Pv...
Apartheid's war against Angola: An account of South African aggression against the People's Republic of Angola, by Marga Holness by host
A joint United Nations Centre against Apartheid and World Campaign against Military and Nuclear Collaboration with South Africa publication. PREFACE: The constant and escalating acts of ...
South Africa's undeclared war against Mozambique, by Jan Marsh by host
PUBLISHED BY THE MOZAMBIQUE ANGOLA COMMITTEE IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE CAMPAIGN TO STOP THE APARTHEID WAR ORGANISED BY THE ANTI-APARTHEID MOVEMENT - 1984 The apartheid state of South Africa - ...
Die südwestafrikanischen Territorialstreitkräfte (SWATF) 1980-1989, by von Wolfgang Reith. Manu Brevis by host
Wolfgang Reith stellt die relativ kurze Geschichte der südwestafrikanischen Territorialstreitkräfte (SWATF), die von 1980 bis 1989 existierte, erstmals in deutscher Sprache vor. Vorwort Am ...
Beeld van die SWA Gebiedsmag, deur P. H. R. Snyman by host
Uitgegee deur: Openbare Betrekkinge, SA Weermag, 1989 ISBN: 062112642X, 9780621126426 102 bladsye Bron: Protea Boekwinkel ( https://www.proteaboekwinkel.com)
Um lugar chamado Angola, de Karla Suárez by host
Memórias dos cubanos sobre a guerra em Angola em livro “Um lugar chamado Angola” de Karla Suárez retrata sequelas da guerra angolana em Cuba. O livro foi apresentado em Lisboa pelo escritor angolan...
Eye on the enemy, by Neil Reynolds by host
The book is about 31 Bn Recce Wing between 1984 and 1987. This is Neil's story during these years. Source: https://web.facebook.com/Eye-on-the-Enemy-1350545941657761/?fref=nf
RE: LUKAS NEL: Kort Stories uit ‘n Lang Lewe, deur Johannes de Koning by host
Die boek van direk verkry word vanaf Namibian books: http://www.namibiabooks.com
Spy: Uncovering Craig Williamson, by Jonathan Ancer by host
In 1972 Craig Williamson, a big, burly, bearded man, walked onto Wits University and registered as a student. He joined the National Union of South African Students (Nusas), and was on the frontline ...
RE: The War For Africa: Twelve Months That Transformed A Continent, by Fred Bridgland by host
There is now a new edition of this book, called "Cuito Cuanavale: 12 Months of War that Transformed a Continent. See http://www.warinangola.com/default.aspx?tabid=590&forumid=84&view=topic&postid=1...
Cuito Cuanavale: 12 Months of War that Transformed a Continent, by Fred Bridgland by host
"I am very sad to hear of Mike Muller’s death. I remember him well and with affection – a nice man, and very courageous, who was extremely cooperative and very very interesting. Re T...
RE: 1/35th scale G6 Rhino from Takom by host
Hi there Luis, that model is actually NOT the latest G6 model as the latest one is called the GV6-52, which is a 52 caliber 155mm gun with a larger turret as sold to the UAE. The original G6 was a 45...
1/35th scale G6 Rhino from Takom by Chiefgunner
Good Morning, I'm a Portuguese modeler, and I'm interested in making the G6 Rino in the version that participated in the war in Angola, as model base I got the 1/35 model from Takom ( http://www....
RE: Third attack on Tumpo: 23 March 1988 by jan@coastlineauto.co.za
This article appeared in The Star newspaper on 22 March 1988
RE: Third attack on Tumpo: 23 March 1988 by jan@coastlineauto.co.za
This article appeared in The Star newspaper on 22 March 1988:
RE: Third attack on Tumpo: 23 March 1988 by host
From The Nambian, 1 April 1988, almost a week later: Angop claims SA tanks wrecked and captured in Cuito area ANGOLAN troops last Wednesday destroyed four South African centurion t...
Battle For Angola: The End Of The Cold War In Africa c1975-89, by Al J. Venter by host
Following the publication of Al Venter's successful Portugal's Guerrilla Wars in Africa - shortlisted by the New York Military Affairs Symposium's 'Arthur Goodzeit Book Award for 2013' - his Battle f...
Salazar: A Political Biography, by Filipe de Meneses by host
The first full-length English scholarly biography of one of the last dictators of Western Europe. Antonio de Oliveira Salazar entered the government of Portugal when Herbert Hoover was president and ...
Living in a Shadow World: The Memoirs and True Story of a South African Intelligence Field Operator, by Daniël Ferreira du Toit and Klaus Schirmer by host
In 1974 a young man, called up to serve in the South African Defence Force, is recruited by Military Intelligence. Three years later, his military tour of duty to the Angolan border over, he joins BO...
SOUTH AFRICAN ARMOUR OF THE BORDER WAR 1975-89, by Kyle Harmse and Simon Dunstan by host
SOUTH AFRICAN ARMOUR OF THE BORDER WAR 1975-89 - Authors Kyle Harmse and Simon Dunstan with illustrations by Pierre Lowe Victor. Published by Osprey Publishing in their New Vaguard Series. 48 Pages - ...
RE: Real reason for Ochoa's execution by host
What could break a victorious general's spirit so much? "[Ochoa] Mr President, before remarking on the accusations against me, I feel it is my basic duty, because it has been my main concern duri...
JPRS Report: Cuban Government Proceedings Against Arnaldo Ochoa Sanchez and Other Officials June-July 1989 by host
This reference volume is a compilation of the translated broadcasts of the Cuban Government proceedings against Division General Arnaldo Ochoa Sanchez and other officials of the Cuban Revolutionary A...
Ons was daar Sektor 10, deur Paul J. Els by host
Die nuwe boek van Paul J. Els ‘ONS WAS DAAR SEKTOR 10’ is nou beskikbaar vanaf epos@groep7.co.za Die boek is A4 met 537 bladsye W/S, c. 1600 fotos, wat die stories van die SAW en SAP in Owambo e...
In Search of Freedom: Andreas Shipanga Story as Told to Sue Armstrong by host
In Search of Freedom by A. Shipanga and S. Armstrong presents the story of Andreas Shipanga, as told to Sue Armstrong. He tells of the contract labour system which formed the basis of SWAPO (South We...
RE: Operation Hooper: General by johansamin
Re the organisation of the SA Forces for Operation Hooper: I have not yet drawn up complete complete Orders Of Battle for 61 Mech specifically for Operation Hooper, but the attached tank squadrons...
Where Others Wavered: The Autobiography of Sam Nujoma, by Sam Nujoma by host
Political determination, diplomatic endeavour, and military perseverance ~ all focused with singular vision and unwavering constancy on Namibia's goal of nationhood ~ have been the hallmarks of the l...
RE: 32 Battalion ("Os Terriveis") by host
I think the term "Buffalo Soldiers" originally refer to the unit of black soldiers in the US Cavalry back in the 1860s. 32 Battalion, or "Os Terriveis" (The Terrible Ones) was also known as ...
RE: 32 Battalion ("Os Terriveis") by Rynussguy
Was 32 Battalion also known as the 'Buffalo Soldiers?
Special Forces Training and Animal Instinct by Rynussguy
Good day, I am doing research into the influence, if any, of animal behaviour and tactics in military training. Primarily for Special Forces Operators, everything from animal calls, bush cr...
RE: O Adeus a Angola, Rogério Amorim by Manuel
'Goodbye Angola - Diary of the flight of a group of Angolan refugees through the Skeleton Coast'. Just finished reading this remarkable book. A courageous flight by a small group of my fellow Angol...
O Adeus a Angola, Rogério Amorim by host
Um relato comovente do amor por África. Um depoimento perturbador sobre um dos períodos mais marcantes da nossa História - a Descolonização. O 25 de Abril de 1974 o país mudou. Acabou a Ditadura. Che...
The Destruction of a Nation: United States' Policy Towards Angola Since 1945, by George Wright by host
In this thorough examination of US policy towards Angola from 1945 up to the present, George Wright assesses how each President from Truman to Clinton has carried out US foreign policy in general, an...
Betting on the Africans: John F. Kennedy's Courting of African Nationalist Leaders Reprint Edition by Philip E. Muehlenbeck by host
As a presidential candidate, John F. Kennedy established a reputation across Africa as a sympathetic supporter of African nationalism, who if elected would realign Washington's priorities toward the ...
JFK: Ordeal in Africa First Edition by Richard D. Mahoney by host
No conviction was more basic to JFK's foreign policy than his belif that America had to recognise the historic sweepnof the Third World nationalism. It was in Africa, one of the key crisis areas of t...
RE: Koevoet: The Men Speak, by Jonathan Pittaway by host
This is the story of one of the world's most effective Special Forces units told by the men who served in it. Breaking with conventional military thinking, the South African Police created Koevoet by...
RE: SADF Colour Scheme by host
Feedback from Laurette Smalman on Facebook: I noticed that the olive drap often turn pinkish hu. 4 line sevicing all body parts were sand blasted. Our approved Supplier was Varcol in Pta for Pri...
RE: SADF Colour Scheme by johansamin
Again... the effect of lighting...
RE: SADF Colour Scheme by johansamin
Here is the same scene with different lighting...
SADF Colour Scheme by johansamin
I have been asked how to match the exact colour scheme that the SADF used during the Border War. Is there a definitive guide to SADF vehicle colour schemes? In many photos the vehicles look several s...
WE DID NOT SEE IT EVEN IN AFGHANISTAN. Memoirs of a participant of the Angolan war (1986–1988) Oral history of forgotten wars, by Igor Zhdarkin by host
These recollections will be published as part of a collection of memoirs in the series “Oral history of forgotten wars”. They contain information little known not only to the broader public but also ...
RE: Did the SADF use gas against their opponents in Angola? by dougbev
The SADF definitely gassed UNITA in Feb 1988. I have it from the guy who ran the deception
RE: Did the SADF use gas against their opponents in Angola? by johansamin
Think about this... Which side was the ONLY side that had was prepared for chemical warfare and issued all its troops with gas masks? And then claiming it was the OTHER side using it, this OTHER side ...
 
User Posts
RE: William Surmons Personal Photo Collection by william.surmon@gmail.com
Photo taken during Ops Excite just after the ground clash with Cuban forces. We were rushing back to the border. The dam wall at Calueque Dam had already been bombed by the Migs. We were on route to the low water bridge at SWAVEK. ...
RE: William Surmons Personal Photo Collection by william.surmon@gmail.com
Photo taken during Ops Excite just after the ground clash with Cuban forces. We were rushing back to the border. The dam wall at Calueque Dam had already been bombed by the Migs. We were on route to the low water bridge at SWAVEK....
RE: William Surmons Personal Photo Collection by william.surmon@gmail.com
Photo taken during Ops Excite just after the ground clash with Cuban forces. We were rushing back to the border. The dam wall at Calueque Dam had already been bombed by the Migs. We were on route to the low water bridge at SWAVEK....
RE: Eric Prinsloos Personal Photo Collection by EricPrin
2 LIGHT HORSE REGIMENT at the border. From my personal collection. Taken over 3 border tours. Late 70's and early 80's. Mostly Eland 90s and 60s....
RE: Eric Prinsloos Personal Photo Collection by EricPrin
2 LIGHT HORSE REGIMENT at the border. From my personal collection. Taken over 3 border tours. Late 70's and early 80's. Mostly Eland 90s and 60s....
RE: Eric Prinsloos Personal Photo Collection by EricPrin
2 LIGHT HORSE REGIMENT at the border. From my personal collection. Taken over 3 border tours. Late 70's and early 80's. Mostly Eland 90s and 60s....
RE: Eric Prinsloos Personal Photo Collection by EricPrin
2 LIGHT HORSE REGIMENT at the border. From my personal collection. Taken over 3 border tours. Late 70's and early 80's. Mostly Eland 90s and 60s....
RE: Eric Prinsloos Personal Photo Collection by EricPrin
2 LIGHT HORSE REGIMENT at the border. From my personal collection. Taken over 3 border tours. Late 70's and early 80's. Mostly Eland 90s and 60s....
RE: Eric Prinsloos Personal Photo Collection by EricPrin
2 LIGHT HORSE REGIMENT at the border. From my personal collection. Taken over 3 border tours. Late 70's and early 80's. Mostly Eland 90s and 60s....
RE: Eric Prinsloos Personal Photo Collection by EricPrin
2 LIGHT HORSE REGIMENT at the border. From my personal collection. Taken over 3 border tours. Late 70's and early 80's. Mostly Eland 90s and 60s....
RE: Eric Prinsloos Personal Photo Collection by EricPrin
2 LIGHT HORSE REGIMENT at the border. From my personal collection. Taken over 3 border tours. Late 70's and early 80's. Mostly Eland 90s and 60s....
RE: Eric Prinsloos Personal Photo Collection by EricPrin
2 LIGHT HORSE REGIMENT at the border. From my personal collection. Taken over 3 border tours. Late 70's and early 80's. Mostly Eland 90s and 60s....
RE: Eric Prinsloos Personal Photo Collection by EricPrin
2 LIGHT HORSE REGIMENT at the border. From my personal collection. Taken over 3 border tours. Late 70's and early 80's. Mostly Eland 90s and 60s....
RE: Eric Prinsloos Personal Photo Collection by EricPrin
2 LIGHT HORSE REGIMENT at the border. From my personal collection. Taken over 3 border tours. Late 70's and early 80's. Mostly Eland 90s and 60s....
RE: Eric Prinsloos Personal Photo Collection by EricPrin
2 LIGHT HORSE REGIMENT at the border. From my personal collection. Taken over 3 border tours. Late 70's and early 80's. Mostly Eland 90s and 60s....
RE: Eric Prinsloos Personal Photo Collection by EricPrin
2 LIGHT HORSE REGIMENT at the border. From my personal collection. Taken over 3 border tours. Late 70's and early 80's. Mostly Eland 90s and 60s....
RE: Eric Prinsloos Personal Photo Collection by EricPrin
2 LIGHT HORSE REGIMENT at the border. From my personal collection. Taken over 3 border tours. Late 70's and early 80's. Mostly Eland 90s and 60s....
RE: Eric Prinsloos Personal Photo Collection by EricPrin
2 LIGHT HORSE REGIMENT at the border. From my personal collection. Taken over 3 border tours. Late 70's and early 80's. Mostly Eland 90s and 60s....
RE: Eric Prinsloos Personal Photo Collection by EricPrin
2 LIGHT HORSE REGIMENT at the border. From my personal collection. Taken over 3 border tours. Late 70's and early 80's. Mostly Eland 90s and 60s....
RE: Eric Prinsloos Personal Photo Collection by EricPrin
2 LIGHT HORSE REGIMENT at the border. From my personal collection. Taken over 3 border tours. Late 70's and early 80's. Mostly Eland 90s and 60s....
RE: Eric Prinsloos Personal Photo Collection by EricPrin
2 LIGHT HORSE REGIMENT at the border. From my personal collection. Taken over 3 border tours. Late 70's and early 80's. Mostly Eland 90s and 60s....
RE: Eric Prinsloos Personal Photo Collection by EricPrin
2 LIGHT HORSE REGIMENT at the border. From my personal collection. Taken over 3 border tours. Late 70's and early 80's. Mostly Eland 90s and 60s....
RE: Eric Prinsloos Personal Photo Collection by EricPrin
2 LIGHT HORSE REGIMENT at the border. From my personal collection. Taken over 3 border tours. Late 70's and early 80's. Mostly Eland 90s and 60s....
RE: Eric Prinsloos Personal Photo Collection by EricPrin
2 LIGHT HORSE REGIMENT at the border. From my personal collection. Taken over 3 border tours. Late 70's and early 80's. Mostly Eland 90s and 60s....
RE: Eric Prinsloos Personal Photo Collection by EricPrin
2 LIGHT HORSE REGIMENT at the border. From my personal collection. Taken over 3 border tours. Late 70's and early 80's. Mostly Eland 90s and 60s....
RE: Eric Prinsloos Personal Photo Collection by EricPrin
2 LIGHT HORSE REGIMENT at the border. From my personal collection. Taken over 3 border tours. Late 70's and early 80's. Mostly Eland 90s and 60s....
RE: Eric Prinsloos Personal Photo Collection by EricPrin
2 LIGHT HORSE REGIMENT at the border. From my personal collection. Taken over 3 border tours. Late 70's and early 80's. Mostly Eland 90s and 60s....
RE: Graham du Toits Personal Photo Collection by GrahamDT
The Boertjies made a plan and put this Captured Soviet GRAD-P 122mm on the back of a Land Rover during Ops Savannah....
RE: Graham du Toits Personal Photo Collection by GrahamDT
LRAC-89 in Action...
RE: Graham du Toits Personal Photo Collection by GrahamDT
LRAC-89 in Action...
RE: Graham du Toits Personal Photo Collection by GrahamDT
LRAC-89 in Action...
RE: Graham du Toits Personal Photo Collection by GrahamDT
LRAC-89 in Action...
RE: Graham du Toits Personal Photo Collection by GrahamDT
Eland 90 Noddy Cars at Luso Airport, Ops Savannah....
RE: Graham du Toits Personal Photo Collection by GrahamDT
With the sun setting on the horizon, our friendly C160Z Transall is about to touch down at AFB Grootfontein to settle down for the night, her day of ferrying cargo, trooping and casevac flights throughout the Northern Operational Area and Southern Angola, over for the day. Tomorrow, it will once aga...
RE: Graham du Toits Personal Photo Collection by GrahamDT
28 Squadron C160Z Transall stands next to a SAFAIR Lockheed L100 Hercules, still painted in old colours at Rundu in 1976....
RE: Graham du Toits Personal Photo Collection by GrahamDT
C160Z Transall seen here taxying into Movement Control....
RE: Graham du Toits Personal Photo Collection by GrahamDT
Our Airborne Brothers are at it again. C160Z Transall's in action near Bloemfontein....
RE: Graham du Toits Personal Photo Collection by GrahamDT
Another sight sadly never to be seen in South Africa again. 28 Squadron C160Z Transall aircraft on parade. Only Transall 337 survives at the SAAF Museum at Swartkop, Pretoria....
Comment by EloffG
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RE: Graham du Toits Personal Photo Collection by GrahamDT
The Big G2 140mm (5,5 Inch) Medium Guns of 14 Field Regiment. (Andre Roux Photograph)...
RE: Graham du Toits Personal Photo Collection by GrahamDT
RPG-7 Rocket Launcher Training at Infantry School, Echo Company, 1983.(Hendrik Maat Photograph)...
RE: Graham du Toits Personal Photo Collection by GrahamDT
SWA SPES Motorcycle Squad members on patrol along the Cut-line....
RE: Graham du Toits Personal Photo Collection by GrahamDT
Hippo Armoured Personnel carriers seen here on the road to Ondangwa Town sometime during 1979....
RE: Graham du Toits Personal Photo Collection by GrahamDT
C160Z Transall arrrives at Nkongo Base for a Troop Change-over....
RE: Johan Schoemans Personal Photo Collection by johansamin
Enemy truck destroyed during Operation Savannah, 1975/76
[Photo from Hannes Nel]...
RE: Johan Schoemans Personal Photo Collection by johansamin
Enemy truck destroyed during Operation Savannah, 1975/76
[Photo from Hannes Nel]...
RE: Johan Schoemans Personal Photo Collection by johansamin
Enemy truck destroyed during Operation Savannah, 1975/76
[Photo from Hannes Nel]...
RE: Johan Schoemans Personal Photo Collection by johansamin
Enemy Gaz light truck destroyed during Operation Savannah, 1975/76
[Photo from Hannes Nel]...
RE: Johan Schoemans Personal Photo Collection by johansamin
Enemy Gaz light truck destroyed during Operation Savannah, 1975/76
[Photo from Hannes Nel]...
RE: Graham du Toits Personal Photo Collection by GrahamDT
Three 24 Squadron Buccaneers seen here in formation. 414 is preserved at the SAAF Museum at Swartkop. 416 is preserved at the SAAF Museum at Ysterplaat, Cape Town and 422 is preserved at the War Museum in Johannesburg....
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Equipment, Medals and Operations Posts
RE: BTS-2 ARV by host
Was the BTS-2 used in Angola? Definitely yes...
This is a shot taken from a video filmed a day or two (on about 25 March 1988) after the South African Olifant tank (call sign 53) had been abandoned and captured on the 23rd, still on the east side of the Cuito River. 53 was standing intact a few hundred metres from these recovery vehicles, right next to the river. You should see the full vid...
RE: BTS-2 ARV by host
For lifting or hanging tanks (ACS) and the tractors in their maintenance and repair of complete tractor had two 16-ton hoist. Since 1957 tractor staffed by two hydraulic jacks lifting capacity of 25 ton.

Engine-transmission compartment, which houses units and components of the power plant and transmission base machine, is in the aft of the tractor. Construction elements of the trac...
RE: BTS-2 ARV by host
The winch is designed for traction when pulling out stuck tanks and self-propelled guns, as well as to pull the faulty tanks and self-propelled guns in the rope when the drawbar pull tractor to tow the truck was not enough, or approach to evacuees tank was impossible. Winch was installed in front of the power pack of the tractor on a pedestal that is welded to the bottom of the housing. Winch is c...
RE: BTS-4 ARV by host
Medium Tank truck BPS-2 was a high-speed armored tracked vehicles, destined for evacuation of damaged tanks on the battlefield from the zone of fire influence the enemy, pulling medium and heavy tanks in different types of jams, demanding the pull-out force up to 75 ton and towing faulty medium tanks ACS or different road conditions. Tractor was established in 1951, KB Uralvagonzavod in Nizhny Tag...
RE: BTS-4 ARV by host
BTS-2 Armoured Recovery Vehicle: The power plant, power train and chassis borrowed from the base of the tank. For external communications transceiver 10 is equipped with a tractor-RT-26. Tractor provides repair works and transport units of the power plant and a power transmission. [Translated with Google Translate]
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RE: BTS-4 ARV by host
BTS-2 Armoured Recovery Vehicle: The tractor adapted for towing tanks, lost control. For this purpose, there is a towing unit with a bilateral amortization calculated on the full force 7 ton. Includes towing rods and cables. For self mounted on the tractor 7.62 mm machine gun with a curved barrel and zenith DShK. Fire from machine guns leading radio operator. To the rear of the machine are mounted...
RE: BTS-4 ARV by host
BTS-2 Armoured Recovery Vehicle: In the middle of the housing mounted winch with a pulling force of 25 tf. Rope length 200 m The drive to the winch -. From the main motor. In order to increase the traction machine winch efforts are given to two chain hoist unit. In the rear of the chassis of the tractor has a flap opener for samozakrepleniya machine when working with a winch. Opener is raised and ...
RE: BTS-4 ARV by host
BTS-2 Armoured Recovery Vehicle: tractor unit BTS-2 is based on the T-54, adopted in 1951 completely changed the body design of the roof. It consists of a front sheet that is welded to the bead and nasal casing sheets. In it, there are hatches of the driver, shunter-rigger and a radio operator. For front sheet placed: a removable roof over the sheets and the winch motor, tilting roof over radiator...
RE: Operation Rextill by host
Summary of events, page 2: [Info from Tinus de Klerk]...
RE: Operation Rextill by host
Summary of events: [Info from Tinus de Klerk]...
Comment by GrahamDT
Specifications:

Length of launcher: 1170mm
Length of launcher with round fitted: 1600mm
Length of round: 600mm
Height with bipod and optical sight: 203mm
Mass of complete launcher: 5,5kg
Mass of rocket in container: 3,2kg
Mass of carry container with two rounds: 7kg
Mass of loaded launcher ready to fire: 5,5kg
Calibre of the rocket: 89mm...
RE: LRAC-89 Anti-Tank Free-Flight Missile Launcher by GrahamDT
After firing the empty rocket container is removed and a fresh one is reinserted. The launcher has a life of approximately 130 firings, after which the optical sight is removed and the launcher is discarded. The optical sight can then be fitted to a fresh launcher. The rocket has a shaped charge warhead that can penetrate 400 millimeters of armour or one meter of concrete at 0 angle impact of th...
RE: LRAC-89 Anti-Tank Free-Flight Missile Launcher by GrahamDT
The rocket is propelled by a large number of long sticks of tubular propellant that produce a constant pressure while burning, providing constant acceleration. The rocket engine burns out before the rocket leaves the launcher at a velocity of approximately 300 meters per second. As soon as the rocket leaves the launcher, nine fins fold backwards from the rear. These fins provide stability for t...
RE: LRAC-89 Anti-Tank Free-Flight Missile Launcher by GrahamDT
The extensive use of plastics led to the development of a low-weight anti-tank weapon with considerable strike effect. The LRAC-89 launcher is normally operated by a crew of two, a loader and a gunner. The weapon was designed by Societe Technique de Recherches Industrielles de la Mecanique and manufactured by Nationale d'Armes de Saint-Etienne, France. The weapon consists of the launch tube on ...
RE: Armoured KrAZ-255B with ZU-23-2 AA "Paquito" by Leo
Soviet Military Advisor and FAPLA soldiers with a Cuban armoured KrAZ truck fitted with a ZU-23-2 AA gun...
RE: Ratel-20 by host
This is the layout of which member of the Infantry section sits where in the Ratel-20:

DA090 = Driver
DA091 = Commander
DA092 = Gunner
DA093 = Rifleman
DA094 = Rifleman
DA095 = Rifleman
DA096 = Rifleman
DA097 = Section 2iC
DA098 = LMG No.2
DA099 = LMG No.1
DA100 = AA Gunner

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RE: Operation Meebos by RolandDV
We were there again in October 2010....
RE: Operation Meebos by RolandDV
The Killing Zone......
RE: Operation Meebos by RolandDV
Jan Malan approaching me after the ambush just after I had landed with the gunships......
RE: Operation Meebos by RolandDV
Ambush site between Cuvelai and Techamatette. Two Russian Urals taken out before first light. Another 18 Urals destroyed with the gunships. Two Urals taken as spoils of war....
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