SAAF Museum, Swartkop

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Hope someone is interested in these pics; http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6018/6008701430_9710681718_b.jpg DSCN1085 by flat cap, on Flickr http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6027/6008702690_94b19654b8_b.jpg DSCN1101 by flat cap, on Flickr http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6021/6008154009_57fb6dbc18_b.jpg DSCN1081 by flat cap, on Flickr http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6027/6008700290_bc920389c3_b.jpg DSCN1061 by flat cap, on Flickr http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6143/6008152345_49963b316b_b.jpg DSCN1035 by flat cap, on Flickr http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6006/6008152049_b999e21787_b.jpg DSCN1020 by flat cap, on Flickr http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6139/6008150133_9db685cc99_b.jpg DSCN0970 by flat cap, on Flickr more here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/flatcap707/sets/72157627354931728/with/6008150133/
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Really interesting. Thanks for posting. What is the Skyraider doing there? Did the SAAF use them at some stage. Loved the sunshine as well!
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What helicopter is that? Fantastic photo's of some not so common planes there. Would also be interested to know about the skyraider

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The Skyraider was recovered from memory from another African country (believe ex French) - of no significance to museum. I think it was in a Flypast circa mid 1984.

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It's a pity there is not a 'like' button on here to show who approves of posts. Thanks for sharing your pictures, very interesting! Kind Regards Scotty

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The museum list shows it as ex French Air Force as you suggest. Perhaps it was "liberated" after one of the all too prevalent African civil wars.
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Great photo's wish I was there.:)

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Gabon i seem to remember

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Weren't some ex-French Skyraiders also recovered from Chad?
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Nice pics thanks for sharing, the Shack looks like it is still very well cared for. ISTR that the Skyraider was ex Chad. WL747 raises a good point, it would be great to have 'nice', 'thanks' or 'like' button on this forum (as others do), I feel with some of the photo threads that people are interested enough to look but not add comment.

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What helicopter is that? Fantastic photo's of some not so common planes there. Would also be interested to know about the skyraider
BuAer No 127894, which Bauger's site asys: 127894 (c/n 7909) to French AF as No. 68, sold in USA, registered Jan 1977 to J. Spanich of Detroit, MI as N92072. Deregitered by the FAA earlier this year: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=92072 But seems to have been in SA for a long time http://www.warbirdregistry.org/a1registry/a1-127894.html

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Hi Folks - just an update to mention that all the above aircraft are now under cover. The Skyraider has now left the museum and moved on to Rand Airport where the talk is that restoration will begin in due course. The Super Frelon helicopter will most probably be given a makeover. The Shackleton will also be repainted. The Spitfire Mk9e is about to undergo restoration to static level.

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Thanks alfaman, good to hear the Mk9 Spit is being rebuilt, pity it is only to static though.
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Thanks for posting. Andy
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Nice to see the Shack is holding up.
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Hello Alfaman, Thank you for the update do you know if the museum holds any remains of a Miles Master II? Kind regards, Tim