85 Years of South African Air Force - Winston Brent

R395.00 ZAR

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

R295.00 ZAR

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...

CHEETAH - Guardians of the Nation - Winston Brent

R295.00 ZAR

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

R295.00 ZAR

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)

R475.00 ZAR

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)

R395.00 ZAR

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

R295.00 ZAR

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

R245.00 ZAR

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

R255.00 ZAR

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

R895.00 ZAR

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

R185.00 ZAR

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)

R215.00 ZAR

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...

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

R450.00 ZAR

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

R245.00 ZAR

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...

On Laughter Silvered Wings: The Story of LT Col. E.T (TED) Strever DFC - Gail Strever Morkel

R390.00 ZAR

This is the thoroughly researched account of the life and times of a South African WW2 pilot, the author's father, Ted. It is highly personal, drawing on family history and changing lifestyles as the central figure fights his way through a series of experiences, flying coastal strike missions in the Mediterranean and North Africa, then in the Far East against...

Pride Of Eagles: A History Of The Rhodesian Air Force - Beryl Salt

R695.00 ZAR

This is the story of military aviation in Rhodesia from the romantic days of 'bush' flying in the 1920's and '30s-when aircraft were refuelled from jerrycans and landing grounds were often the local golf course-to the disbandment of the Rhodesian Air Force (RhAF) on Zimbabwean independence in 1980. In 1939 the tiny Royal Rhodesian Air Force (RRAF) became the first...

Rhodesian Air Force Operations & Air Strike Log - Prop Geldenhuys

R355.00 ZAR

Rhodesian Air Force Operations with Air Strike Log. This book records the operations of the Rhodesian Air Force. It includes a complete log of all the airstrikes carried out as well as maps where these strikes have been meticously plotted. The maps are printed in full colour. There are numerous black and white photographs that illustrate the text. Paperback, 296...

SAAF's Border War: The South African Air Force In Combat 1966-89 (Peter Baxter)

R215.00 ZAR

AFRICA@WAR SERIES: VOLUME 8 SAAF'S BORDER WAR South African Mirages and Cuban MiG-21s dogfighting over Cuito Cuanavale, the largest tank battle on African soil since El Alamein; Puma troopships shot out of the skies by Strela missiles and RPG-7 rockets; Alouette III gunships hovering menacingly above Koevoet tracker-combat teams as they close in for the kill; Hercules and Transall transports disgorging...

SERVE TO SAVE: The South African Air Force at Sea - Guy Ellis

R275.00 ZAR

African Aviation Series No. 10  This is the only known comprehensive book on this “Cinderella” branch of the South African Air Force. The need for “Crash Boats” was identified early in WW2, and without these hardy crews who feared no bad weather conditions, many a life of a downed airman or crew of a torpedoed ship would have been lost....

SILVER FALCONS: 40 Years - Winston Brent

R275.00 ZAR

African Aviation Series No. 22  SILVER FALCONS - 40 Years  The year 2007 was the 40th anniversary of the Silver Falcons, and it was only fitting to bring out this publication to commemorate the occasion. The author requested each of the surviving leaders to contribute a short synopsis covering his term as leader and many responded unselfishly. They highlighted their...

Soviet And Russian Military Aircraft In Africa: Air Arms, Equipment And Conflicts Since 1955 - Gordon Yefim & Dmitriy Komissarov

R850.00 ZAR

From the outset, the export of revolution and Communist ideology had been one of the cornerstones of Soviet Russia's (and later the Soviet Union's) foreign policy and by the mid-1950's the export of Soviet arms expanded into Africa with Algeria being amongst the first African countries to receive Soviet combat aircraft. By the 1960's and 1970's, a large number of...

Standby! South African Air Force Search and Rescue - Brig Gen Dick Lord

R245.00 ZAR

Unsung heroes—the selfless heroism of South Africa’s airmen In the air force no mission receives greater priority than the mission of mercy. When lives are at stake all resources available are dedicated to the task. Aircrew, ground crew, paramedics, doctors, mountaineers, navy divers, policemen and trained civilian volunteers are rapidly organized into a rescue team and dispatched with all haste...

Sweeping Circles in the Sky - Tom Cockbain

R250.00 ZAR

African Aviation Series No. 14.  Better known as Maj-Gen. TGE Cockbain (Retired), this is a must for current and ex-SAAF members! The first five chapters cover his personal biography and the next eleven chapters cover the history of the postwar SAAF radar system. Tom Cockbain is widely regarded as the “father” of the SAAF postwar radar system and he covers...

The Helderberg Conspiracy: Fact or Fiction? - Steven Webb

R295.00 ZAR

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...