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 Post subject: SAAF Museum Swartkop
PostPosted: 09 Aug 2018, 20:03 
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Here are some piccies I took of the static stuff at Swartkop on 4 August :

Nice Cheetah C #342 "Spotty" display with bombs including the Griffin LGB :

ImageIMG_0997 - 800 by Malcolm Reid, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0998 - 800 by Malcolm Reid, on Flickr

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 Post subject: Re: SAAF Museum Swartkop
PostPosted: 09 Aug 2018, 20:05 
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Mirage F1CZ #203 all alone now that the MiG-21 has departed :?

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 Post subject: Re: SAAF Museum Swartkop
PostPosted: 09 Aug 2018, 20:06 
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Mirage IIIBZ #816 :

ImageIMG_1009 - 800 by Malcolm Reid, on Flickr

The fuel tank in the front was only used by the R2Z.

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 Post subject: Re: SAAF Museum Swartkop
PostPosted: 09 Aug 2018, 20:12 
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C-160Z Transall #337 - seems to have been repainted in the latest colours used not the Oryx. Also the SAAF insignia is not correct for a camouflaged Transall IIRC :

ImageIMG_9697 - 800 by Malcolm Reid, on Flickr

ImageIMG_1037 - 800 by Malcolm Reid, on Flickr

Casa 235 #8026 :

ImageIMG_9698 - 800 by Malcolm Reid, on Flickr

Boeing 707 :

ImageIMG_9686 - 800 by Malcolm Reid, on Flickr


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 Post subject: Re: SAAF Museum Swartkop
PostPosted: 09 Aug 2018, 20:15 
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The Mirage and Cheetah static display - 2 x IIIRZ, 1 x BZ, 1 x CZ, 1 x F1AZ, 1 x Cheeath D and 1 x Cheetah E. What's nice to see is that they're now starting to lift the wheels off the ground with those yellow brackets - nothing more depressing to see an aerie on flat tyres :

ImageIMG_1040 - 800 by Malcolm Reid, on Flickr

They've moved the Ventura and Hudson under roof at the Shackleton display area :

ImageIMG_1042 - 800 by Malcolm Reid, on Flickr


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 Post subject: Re: SAAF Museum Swartkop
PostPosted: 09 Aug 2018, 20:19 
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Lots of goodies with some value surely to the warbird market ?

ImageIMG_9701 - 800 by Malcolm Reid, on Flickr

ImageIMG_9705 - 800 by Malcolm Reid, on Flickr

Wish they'd put this one in the Mirage hanger - Mirage IIICZ #809 :

ImageIMG_9680 - 800 by Malcolm Reid, on Flickr

ImageIMG_9703 - 800 by Malcolm Reid, on Flickr

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 Post subject: Re: SAAF Museum Swartkop
PostPosted: 09 Aug 2018, 21:37 
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Have not been there for a while, thanks for posting.

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 Post subject: Re: SAAF Museum Swartkop
PostPosted: 09 Aug 2018, 22:07 
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Hey Dean,

Dean wrote:
Have not been there for a while, thanks for posting.


The flying days have become a lot more busier.

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 Post subject: Re: SAAF Museum Swartkop
PostPosted: 13 Aug 2018, 10:43 
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Mistral, the numeral font on the Transall is also incorrect.

The private paint shop that did this work did so at their own cost. It was done in 14 hangar within a plastic tent that the paint shop had constructed to scuff,prime and re-spray. A very interesting exercise to watch.

Unfortunately all the latest paint's do not contain lead and also other chemicals resulting in the different shade of colours.

What I can mention is that the person responsible for the artwork has got the correct numeral font for future work.

Have a look at Harvard 7643 and in the near future Harvard 7024.

The Transall was also the first aircraft to have (that I know of) the Eagle Castle.

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 Post subject: Re: SAAF Museum Swartkop
PostPosted: 13 Aug 2018, 17:16 
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Thanks Geoff. I'm just happy they're painting these aircraft.


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