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 Post subject: SAAF Museum Ysterplaat
PostPosted: 29 Apr 2011, 19:57 
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The mrs & myself took trip out to the museum today .. always a humbling experience to be surrounded by history :D

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Mirage IIIR2Z #857

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Alouette III #611

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Canadair CL-138 Sabre Mk6 #372 - restored to represent North American F-86 Sabre #601

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SNECMA Atar 09B turbojet engine from a Mirage IIIC ... I feel a super-detailed profile coming on ..

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De Havilland Vampire FB5 #208 with Lockheed PV-1 Ventura GR5 #6447 in the background.

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Cut-away Rolls-Royce Griffon 57 V12 engine ... these powered the Shackletons.

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One of the display cases in the Korean war exhibition.

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See anything of yours here Monique .. :smt023

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WWII pilot wings.

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Kremlin wrote:
NECMA Atar 09B turbojet engine from a Mirage IIIC


IIRC they used to have Junkers Jumo turbojet from a Me262 and a Goblin from a Vampire as well. Are they still there?


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Thanks, Kremlin :smt023 It's always worth adding pics. I have a well established love affair with that Mirage IIIRZ. It looks like it wants to go somewhere - really really quickly :lol:

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PostPosted: 29 Apr 2011, 22:23 
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gerard wrote:
I have a well established love affair with that Mirage IIIRZ.
You and me both, ... of all the delta wings, I love the recce birds the most .. :smt055

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IIRC they used to have Junkers Jumo turbojet from a Me262 and a Goblin from a Vampire as well. Are they still there?
I didn't see them at all :?: I do recall seeing the Jumo before though .. :?:

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1:48 Shackleton anybody :shock:

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27 & 30 Squadron display.

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Cape Corps

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POW's & the great escape ... note the tunnel ..

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"SAAF Plane Down in Desert"

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The late Major Eric Pienaar's flight suit. He piloted Shack #1716.

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Shackleton navigator.

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WWII uniforms a plenty.

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Chief of the Air Force display.

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Panels from downed aircraft.

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Part of the impressive Korean War display.

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Eugene wrote:
IIRC they used to have Junkers Jumo turbojet from a Me262 and a Goblin from a Vampire as well. Are they still there?

Both are still there. The Goblin is in the restoration centre being restored.

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PostPosted: 30 Apr 2011, 10:19 
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Both are still there. The Goblin is in the restoration centre being restored.
They must both be in the restoration center :?: As I saw neither :-k

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Quite correct. Both are in the restoration center.

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After the recent RAAF postings (yes I am also guilty :D ) it is good to see this has spurred the Kremlins to take a visit to the SAAF museum. Some lovely pics there....and yes - super to immerse ourselves in our history ! =D>


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Doug wrote:
.. Some lovely pics there....and yes - super to immerse ourselves in our history ..
Thanks Doug :smt023

It was an epic walk through time :D Although, standing in hangar#4, looking at Pelican22, staring at those huge Griffon engines, & wondering when we will get to hear a sound like that again ... ai ai ai.

Once we were back at home, we watched the royal wedding & saw & heard the BOB memorial flight !! \:D/ \:D/ The view from the nose of the Lancaster as they flew over the palace was amazing.

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Nice pics! Good to see some activity there.

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:smt023 \:D/

That 1:48 Shack was scratch built by the chap who was project leader on the Sabre restoration. He's busy with a 1:32 TP Dak.

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Monique wrote:
Nice pics!

Thanks :D

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:smt023 \:D/

For those who don't know ... this absolute beauty, seen on the wall in one of the earlier photos, was painted by Monique =D> =D>
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...He's busy with a 1:32 TP Dak...
Om my .. :shock:

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I visited the musuem for the first time at the beginning of the month. Walking into that giant hanger made my jaw drop and my skin tingle. But seeing the dust on those aircraft, the cracks, the broken canopies, the glue from duct tape around the canopies, was something that hurt. Yes, it's run by volunteers and there's no money, but c'mon, it isn't that difficult to make some protective covers for those aircraft.

On a positive note, the displays showing the uniforms and varies events have been put together very well. And the amount of model aircraft in there is quite amazing.

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Kremlin wrote:
For those who don't know ... this absolute beauty, seen on the wall in one of the earlier photos, was painted by Monique =D> =D>
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That is seriously cool! I used to have a reprint of a painting by Frank... surname started with a "W" and it showed a single spitfire emerging from the clouds, also a Mark V (I think) which were IIRC the first Spitfires to be fitted with 20mm cannon?

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