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From fledgling to eagle : the South African Air Force during the Border War

Author: Dick Lord
Publisher: Johannesburg : 30 Degrees South, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The crucible of combat over 23 years forged the fledgling South African Air Force into a formidable strike weapon, capable of defeating the best Soviet air defences of the time.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dick Lord
ISBN: 9781920143305 1920143300
OCLC Number: 938023793
Description: 528 s. : illustrations
Contents: Setting the scene; 1966/74 Provocation evolves into incursion; 1975/77 Aftermath of Savannah; 1978 Cassinga; 1979 Learning the ropes; 1980 Establishing a pattern; 1981 Taking the war to the host nation; 1982 Cross-border operations; 1983 Anti-insurgency campaign; 1984 Uneasy peace; 1985 Internationalization; 1986 Taking a breather; 1987 Conventional warfare; 1988 Negotiated settlement; 1989 Breach of promise.
Responsibility: Dick Lord ; foreword by Jan Breytenbach.

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