The SAAF Forum

Discussion on the SAAF and other southern African air forces.
It is currently 22 Sep 2019, 05:30

All times are UTC + 2 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 35 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3
Author Message
PostPosted: 18 Jun 2019, 23:13 
Offline

Joined: 31 Aug 2010, 15:01
Posts: 4447
Location: Centurion, Pretoria, SA
Stratobat wrote:
Hi Mistral,

Mistral wrote:
There are pics of CZs at Ondangwa (early '80s) with the bomb / tank combo. I assume we got them from the French. What is not clear is whether they have the tail fins or not. I'll have to go with the fact that they did. These tanks were longer than the standard 500 lt supersonic wing tanks.


Would these not be the same tanks?

- SAAF Museum Swartkop Thread

Regards,
Stratobat


No doubt the same. See it's longer than the standard finless 500 liter tank and has the fins.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: 19 Jun 2019, 10:02 
Offline

Joined: 20 Aug 2010, 14:40
Posts: 2120
Mistral wrote:
There are pics of CZs at Ondangwa (early '80s) with the bomb / tank combo. I assume we got them from the French. What is not clear is whether they have the tail fins or not. I'll have to go with the fact that they did. These tanks were longer than the standard 500 lt supersonic wing tanks. Thanks for the piccies :smt023


The tanks had fins.

https://www.saairforce.co.za/gallery-and-media/39/mirage-iiicz/1#


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: 19 Jun 2019, 17:34 
Offline

Joined: 22 Oct 2005, 05:47
Posts: 311
Hi Mistral,

Looks like Mars has it but looking at page 170 of The SAAF at War, the tanks do appear to have fins but they are partially obscured.

I've also come across a photograph on the SAAF members and ex members Facebook group that shows a pilot taking a photograph of themselves while in flight. On either side, in the background, there appears to be two Mirage IIICZ's wearing camouflage with the drop tank/ two bombs configuration. The tanks appear to have fins as well.

Regards,
Stratobat

_________________
'If the literal sense makes good sense, seek no other sense lest you come up with nonsense'


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: 19 Jun 2019, 17:44 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: 29 Jun 2004, 17:19
Posts: 7572
Mars wrote:

Direct link: http://www.saairforce.co.za/seed/public ... _large.jpg

_________________
How come every time my ship comes in, I'm at the airport?


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: 28 Jun 2019, 22:52 
Offline

Joined: 20 Aug 2010, 14:40
Posts: 2120
How beautiful is this Mirage, the 5M MirSIP.

Malcolm,this doesn't answer your question but check this out link out.

Image

http://www.sbap.be/archivalia/mirsip/mirsip.htm


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 35 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3

All times are UTC + 2 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 10 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group