The Uncomfortable Truth: An In Depth Study into The Rhodesian Viscount Tragedies - Geoffrey Alp

R 600.00

A detailed examination of the Viscount tragedies in Rhodesia. Includes a technical review of the Strela ground to air missile and Vickers Viscount. A lot of questions get asked about the Viscount tragedies. Here are some that are addressed in the book.1. How did a journalist know it was aground to air missile before the forensic and crash investigation had been completed? 2....

Buccaneers of 24 Squadron – Book 3 – The New Era (Hard Cover)

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This is the ‘concise’ (561 page) story of the Buccaneer aircraft in service with 24 Squadron. The period covered by this book is from 1976 to 1984. This was the beginning of the new era with the 600 series modified Buccaneers entering service. During this period the Buccaneer went to war for the first time and cover all the other...

Atlas MB326K Impala MK II in SAAF Service: A Pictorial History 1974-2005, Volume 2 (Winston Brent)

R 695.00

African Aviation Series No. 30 A pictorial history of the Atlas MB326K Impala MKII in SAAF Service, 1974-2005, incorporating "The Impala MKII Goes To War" A4, softcover, 215 pages with photos. 

Atlas MB326M Impala MK1 in SAAF Service: A Pictorial History 1966-2005, Volume 1 (Winston Brent)

R 695.00

African Aviation Series No. 29 A pictorial history of the Atlas MB326M Impala MK1 in SAAF Service, 1966-2005 A4, softcover, 290 pages with photos. 

Beyond the Edge of the Sky - Crow Stannard

R 395.00

Beyond the Edge of the Sky by Crow Stannard is a collection of biographical stories from the life of Lt Gen Denis Earp, former Chief of the SA Air Force 1984 – 1988. This book includes memories of a fighter pilot who spent two years as a POW in the hands of the Chinese during the Korean War. It gives his personal accounts of those indescribably harrowing years...

Gunship Over Angola: The Story of a Maverick Pilot - Steve Joubert

R 260.00

Steve Joubert had always wanted to be a pilot and the only way he could afford to do so, was to join the South African Air Force in the late 1970's. As an adventurous young man with a wicked sense of humour, he tells of the many amusing escapades he had as a trainee pilot. But soon he is sent...

Light Aircraft in SAAF Service: A Pictorial History 1948 - 2018 - Winston Brent

R 550.00

African Aviation Series No. 33 Vol 1. Vol I covers the Austers, Dornier Do-27, Cessna 185, Cessna 208 Caravan, Beechcraft King Air 200/300, and the Sundry Acquisitions, including a lengthy article (11 pages) on “Dinky Toy”. A4, softcover in full colour with B&W photos, 224 pages.

UITERS GEHEIM en ander anekdotes - Kobus de Villiers

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Dit is die sestigs en die wêreld ondergaan groot veranderinge. Die Koue Oorlog, die ruimte wedloop, die Kubaanse misiel krisis, hippies en Woodstock. Motors met stertvinne en Suid-Afrika word ʼn Republiek en ons betaal met die Rand eerder as die Pond. Ek lê op die grasperk voor die ou Vrystaatse plaashuis en tuur die donker Afrika hemel in om die...

Buccaneers of 24 Squadron – Book 2 – The First 10 Years

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This is the concise story of the first ten years of service from 1966 to 1975 of the Buccaneer aircraft of 24 Squadron including all the tragic aircraft losses during this period, the Tip-to-Top race, sinking of the Wafra, Operation RSA-10 and the beginning of the Hanto bomb project. Col Simon van Garderen (Retired)  Ex Officer Commanding 24 Squadron writes: "What...

Live to Fly Another Day - Johan Nieuwoudt

R 695.00

Johan Nieuwoudt shares his flying experiences in the South African Air Force, starting with his passion for aircraft as a school boy and ending some three decades later after a truly exciting career in the wonderful world of military aviation, and shares the privilege of having been part of the fascinating world of flying. There is something truly magical about...

Pirates of 24: A Pictorial Tribute to the Buccaneer S Mk50

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A pictorial tribute to the Buccaneer S Mk50, compiled by Johan Conradie and members of 24 Squadron SAAF. Foreword by Lt Gen Mike Muller. The Buccaneer was the best aircraft in the SAAF inventory in terms of an African Bush War according to Brig-Gen Dick Lord. The Buccaneer era started on 25th May 1965 when Cmdt Bob Rogers and Maj...

Buccaneers of 24 Squadron – Book 1 – The Beginning

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This is the concise story of why and how South Africa bought the Buccaneer aircraft including all the political turmoil surrounding the sale of the aircraft to South Africa. The training of the flight and ground crews as well as all the  drama during the delivery flight of the first eight aircraft to South Africa. Lt Gen Mike Muller – former 24 Sqn...

Libyan Air Wars: Part 3 1986-1989 (Tom Cooper, Albert Grandolini & Arnaud Delalande)

R 395.00

AFRICA@WAR SERIES: VOLUME 22 LIBYAN AIR WARS: PART 3 1986-1989 Confrontations between Libya, and the USA and France reached their highest point in the period between April 1986 and early 1989. In response to a Libyan-instigated and supported series of terror attacks against US citizens and interests in Europe, in April 1986 the USA launched Operation El Dorado Canoyon – a...

Libyan Air Wars: Part 2 1985-1986 (Tom Cooper, Albert Grandolini & Arnaud Delalande)

R 395.00

AFRICA@WAR SERIES: VOLUME 21 LIBYAN AIR WARS: PART 2 1985-1986 While the first volume in this mini-series spanned the first decade of confrontations between Libya and several of its neighbours, but foremost the USA and France, between 1973 and 1985, the second is to cover the period of less than a year – between mid-1985 and March 1986, when this confrontation...


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Silver Cross recipient, Mike Borlace is considered to be one of the most experienced combat helicopter pilots of recent times. Now he collates his experiences in this compelling wartime memoir set against the backdrop of the civil war fought in Rhodesia during the 1970s. Helicopters were a vital component of the small Rhodesian Defence Force and as part of special forces,...

77 years of NA Harvard under Southern African Skies: A Pictorial History 1940 - 2017 (Winston Brent)

R 695.00

African Aviation Series No. 33 A pictorial history of the South African Harvard including the individual histories of all currently surviving Ex SAAF Harvards all over the world.  The focus is on “Where are they now?” Each of the surviving Harvards (up to Nov 1995) has at least one page per serial.There is also a chapter on Arnie Meneghelli and his...

Murder in the Zambezi: The Story of the Air Rhodesia Viscounts - Ian Pringle

R 375.00

The crashes of Air Rhodesia Flight RH825 and Air Rhodesia Flight RH827 were two of the deadliest aviation incidents in the history of Zimbabwe—and they weren’t accidents. In this in-depth exploration of a little-known piece of southern African history, Ian Pringle tells a true story of terrorism, sabotage, and survival. Pringle, who lived in Rhodesia at the time of the...

Pilot, Prisoner, Patriot - Air Vice Marshal Hugh Slatter

R 380.00

The book centers on the arrest, torture, imprisonment and trial of the Chief of Staff of the Air Force of Zimbabwe on false charges of treason against the new Government of Zimbabwe, headed by Robert Mugabe. The author, Air Vice Marshal Hugh Slatter, writes of his early childhood and upbringing in Africa (Southern Rhodesia) in the 1950s, followed by his...

Wings over Langebaanweg: Stories from a South African Air Force Base 1946-1993 - Andrew Embleton

R 675.00

This book is the third in a trilogy of books about aspects of flying training in the SAAF. The earlier books are FACTA NOSTRA VIVENT and GOING AROUND AGAIN by the same author. Langebaanweg has a long and important history as a SAAF air base. This book with its many pages of colour photographs is a modest attempt to record...

The Chopper Boys: Helicopter Warfare In Africa - Al J. Venter

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Few military strategists have been prepared to concede the extraordinary role helicopter gunships have played in many African conflicts during the course of the past half-century. Mali’s government was on the verge of collapse following a largely al-Qaeda-backed invasion of the country when the French went in, early 2013. Three weeks later they had battled all the way up to...

Maritime Fixed Wing Aircraft of the South African Air Force - Winston Brent

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African Aviation Series No. 28  A pictorial history of aircraft flown on operations off the South African coastline 1939 - 2014. It also includes a list of ships (incl warships) sunk, captured or damaged within a 1000 miles of the coast of South Africa & South West Africa (1939-1945). Badges & patches of the maritime fixed wing squadrons are also...

The Helderberg Conspiracy: Fact or Fiction? - Steven Webb

R 320.00

Think of everything that you know or thought you knew about the 1987 South African Airways Flight 295 accident, and ask yourselves whether or not you are 100% sure that the information that has for years been propagated as being fact, is not perhaps fiction. ​ With the help of experts, one of them being a former investigator of this...

CHOPPER DOWN! The Story Of A Mercenary Pilot In Africa - Carl Alberts

R 300.00

After twenty years of armed conflict in Angola and political instability in coup-ridden Sierra Leone going back to 1991, private corporate financial interests became the catalyst that spawned the creation of possibly the most successful private military corporation to date: Executive Outcomes (EO). With its initial task of securing Angolan government control in the Soyo oil-producing region, prompted by private...

Facta Nostra Vivent: Going Around Again - More Memories from The SAAF Central Flying School and Pupils Course Roll Call (1948 - 1995)

R 675.00

Going Around Again is a sequel to the popular and well received first volume Facta Nostra Vivent and continues with personal stories from the South African Air Force Central Flying School from WWII through to the final retirement of that extraordinary training aircraft, the Harvard AT6. The book includes memories from 24Air School which was the first unit at Dunnottar...