South African Air Force

Here’s why aircraft camouflage can be very effective

Here’s why aircraft camouflage can be very effective

Aircraft camouflage Camouflage, in the form of paint applied to aircraft, has been regularly studied and experimented with since the… Read More

1 month ago

Here are some cool night photos of the venerable Blackburn Buccaneer strike aircraft

The cool photos in this post were taken at the former RAF Kemble base (now known as the Cotswold airport)… Read More

1 year ago

South African Air Force Gripen fighter jets are grounded since September and they won’t fly again until late January 2022 at the earliest. Here’s why.

The Gripen fighter jets belonging to the South African Air Force are temporarily grounded due to a lack of funding… Read More

2 years ago

The weird story of the South African missile very similar to the ramjet-powered version of the Russian R-77 medium-range air-to-air missile

Most likely, this was a sheer accident. Or - and considering a number of what could only be described as… Read More

3 years ago

Impressive video Shows Avro Shackleton tearing down a wall during static engine run at SAAF Ysterplaat AFB

Taken on Jun. 30, 2018 at South African Air Force Ysterplaat Air Force Base, the impressive video in this post… Read More

4 years ago

Watch Russian Tu-160 Strategic Bombers Arriving in South Africa

Footages show two Tu-160 strategic bombers taking off from an unknown location in Russia, and later landing at the Waterkloof… Read More

5 years ago

MiG-23 Vs Mirage F.1: when Cuban-flown Angolan Floggers clashed with South African Mirages

The SAAF had to admit that - thanks to the superior armament of the Cuban-flown MiG-23MLs - Angola was now… Read More

6 years ago

AFTER HAVING PURCHASED 22 MIRAGE F1s, DRAKEN BUYS 12 ATLAS CHEETAH FIGHTERS

The Cheetah fighters have an average of 500 hours on each airframe and are considerably younger than many of the… Read More

6 years ago

AFTER ATAC ANOTHER DEFENSE CONTRACTOR BUYS SURPLUS MIRAGE F1 FIGHTERS FOR AGGRESSOR ROLE

Paramount Aerospace Systems will operate them alongside Mirage F1 fleet that was acquired from the South African Air Force in… Read More

7 years ago

SOUTH AFRICAN AIR FORCE USES ITS GRIPEN FIGHTERS TO TRACK RHINOCEROS POACHERS

The Gripen will use its Rafael Litening III targeting pod to scan the area at night and direct wildlife rangers… Read More

7 years ago