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

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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...

85 Years of South African Air Force - Winston Brent

R 395.00

African Aviation Series No. 13.  The author took on the onerous task of compiling in-depth details of the 8000-odd aircraft that have seen service in the South African Air Force between 1920 and 2005. He introduces them more or less in the order which they were taken into service and has listed serials, construction numbers, delivery dates and fates where...

African Air Forces - Winston Brent

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African Aviation Series No. 5.  At the time of publication in 1999, never before had such a comprehensive publication been compiled which gave the reader in-depth detail of the aircraft flown by the many air forces – large and small – in Africa. It lists all air forces and air arms in Africa with their respective inventory and it is...

Buccaneers of 24 Squadron – Book 1 – The Beginning

R 695.00

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...

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

R 695.00

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...

CHEETAH - Guardians of the Nation - Winston Brent

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African Aviation Series No. 23  CHEETAH - Guardians of the Nation In 1981 the SAAF produced a Staff Requirement to replace the Mirage III's and F1's. From this requirement the Cheetah was born. The author covers the initial development of this Project, right through to the arrival of the Cheetah C. This book was published to coincide with the final...

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...

Facta Nostra Vivent: Memories from The South African Air Force Central Flying School (1922 - 1995)

R 675.00

FACTA NOSTRA VIVENT - “OUR DEEDS WILL LIVE” This is not an official history. It is a compilation of historical information and stories from those who served at CFS. This is a story about the South African Air Force Central Flying School in all its guises from its early days up to the end of the Harvard era in 1995....

From Fledgling To Eagle: The South African Air Force During The Border War - Brig Gen Dick Lord

R 300.00

The crucible of combat over 23 years forged the fledgling South African Air Force into a formidable strike weapon, capable of defeating the best Soviet air defenses of the time. From Fledgling to Eagle chronicles the evolution of the SAAF in the 'Border War' that raged in Angola and South West Africa (Namibia) from 1966 to 1989, covering all the...

From Tailhooker to Mudmover: An Autobiography - Brig Gen (Ret) Dick Lord

R 250.00

This book traces an extraordinary career through nearly four decades of military aviation. Dick Lord, well known as an aviation raconteur, tells a tale of military flying at its very best. He covers, in amusing detail, the life of a carrier pilot in both the Royal Naval Fleet Air Arm and the United States Navy. His unusual career then led...

Gunship Ace: The Wars Of Neall Ellis, Helicopter Pilot And Mercenary - Al J Venter

R 300.00

A former South African Air Force pilot who saw action throughout the region from the 1970's on, Neall Ellis is the best-known mercenary combat aviator alive. Apart from flying Alouette helicopter gunships in Angola, he has fought in the Balkan War (for Islamic forces), tried to resuscitate Mobutu's ailing air force during his final days ruling the Congo, flew Mi-8s...

HELICOPTERS OF THE SAAF - Winston Brent

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African Aviation Series No. 16  HELICOPTERS OF THE SAAF: A pictorial history 1948 - 2011. It is A4 with 360 pages printed in full colour. Softcover only.                

I won't be home next Summer - Ron Selley & Karen Cocks

R 190.00

Ronnie Selley, a South African from rural Natal, joined the RAF on a short-service commission in 1937, considered the Golden Age of aviation. During these glory years of Howard Hughes and Amelia Earhart few guessed at the brewing storm and dark days to come. After completing his training on antiquated First World War aircraft, Selley was posted to 220 Squadron...

Libyan Air Wars: Part 1 1973-1985 (Tom Cooper, Albert Grandolini & Arnaud Delalande)

R 220.00

AFRICA@WAR SERIES: VOLUME 19 LIBYAN AIR WARS: PART 1 1973-1985 Between 1973 and 1989, various Western powers and Libya were entangled in a seemingly never-ending exchange of blows. Supposedly launched in retaliation for one action or the other, this confrontation resulted in a number of high-profile, even though low-scale, clashes between the Libyan Arab Air Force (LAAF), the US Navy...

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

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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...

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

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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...

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...

LZ Hot!: Flying South Africa's Border War - Nick Lithgow

R 455.00

This book captures the experience of the South African Air Force helicopter pilot as never before; from 'rookie' to seasoned combat aviator in one of history's most intense counter-insurgency conflicts - the South African Border War. Nick Lithgow's work relates the gruelling endurance of SADF National Service and its grind, grind, grind ... until one day, helicopter drills with an...

Malloch's Spitfire: The Story and Restoration of PK350 - Nick Meikle

R 250.00

Pursuit of a dream … Spitfire PK350 is the only late-mark Spitfire, an F Mk 22, to have ever been restored to full flying status. She had no restrictions on her airframe and with four fully serviceable 20mm cannons, she was as good as the day she came off the production line in July 1945 at the massive Castle Bromwich...

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

R 570.00

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...

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

R 350.00

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...

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...