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 Post subject: SNECMA ATAR
PostPosted: 15 Sep 2016, 15:53 
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I wonder whether anyone knows where one might be able to find a serviceable Snecma Atar engine, either a 9C or 9K-50. Now that they are no longer in service I am hoping that there might be some available.
Any assistance or advice where to look would be gratefully received.


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 Post subject: Re: SNECMA ATAR
PostPosted: 15 Sep 2016, 19:55 
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Armscor is the only agency authorised to dispose of SANDF assets.
http://www.armscor.co.za/ContactUs.asp


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 Post subject: Re: SNECMA ATAR
PostPosted: 16 Sep 2016, 11:18 
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Thanks Roger, much appreciated.


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 Post subject: Re: SNECMA ATAR
PostPosted: 16 Sep 2016, 19:46 
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Think it is highly unlikely that the SAAF still has any serviceable Atar 09C / 09K50 engines - these were largely disposed of along with the Mirage F1AZ and Cheetah systems.

Denel Aviation might still have since they operate a Cheetah or two, you might also want to contact the Paramount Group - www.paramountgroup.com or Aerosud - www.aerosud.co.za

Good luck!


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 Post subject: Re: SNECMA ATAR
PostPosted: 16 Sep 2016, 21:39 
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You do know that those things are radioactive!!!?


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 Post subject: Re: SNECMA ATAR
PostPosted: 17 Sep 2016, 05:41 
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Yeah, the SAAF Museums have large signs with big exclamation marks near the engine. They also had to remove a few WWII flight instruments because of the same thing. :shock:

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PostPosted: 17 Sep 2016, 09:25 
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OK, so somebody has to ask: what would one do with a serviceable Atar 9C or 9K-50? Power a dragster? Build the meanest skaapbraai in town?


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PostPosted: 17 Sep 2016, 09:54 
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What on earth is a "skaapbraai" sounds like something that I should build...


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PostPosted: 17 Sep 2016, 09:59 
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Darkknight - So is my old watch. A lot of aircraft bits made of depleted Ur are declared so but you'd have to eat it for it to do any harm, and then probably only on the way out ...


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PostPosted: 17 Sep 2016, 11:28 
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A skaapbraai is like an oversized rotisserie, used to roast a whole sheep ("skaap") over coals. South Africans are well known for (i) building / designing their own skaapbraais; and (ii) incorporating whatever motors they have on hand (usually wiper motors) into the design, to rotate the sheep.


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