South African Air Force Museum, Air Force Base Swartkop

Swartkop is South Africa's oldest Air Force base, lies south of Pretoria, and is home to the main collection of the SAAF Museum. Our visit was in the runup to the AAD show at nearby AFB Waterkloof, and the airfield was very busy with related traffic, but the Museum staff were very welcoming to us.

The museum's collection is wide ranging and generally quite good for photography, though the Shackleton is too well tucked away. There's a very pleasant cafe to complete the experience. Our visit was on the 19th September.

Aircraft Reg'n Thumbs Notes
Aerospatiale SA330C Puma 129 Completely unmarked but is probably 129.
Atlas Cheetah C 342  
Atlas Cheetah D 847  
Atlas Cheetah E 842  
Atlas Impala Mk1 532 2 532  
Atlas Impala Mk1 589  
Atlas Impala MkII 1000  
Atlas Impala MkII 1065  
Atlas Rooivalk XDM 683 The prototype.
Atlas XH-1 Alpha None Proof of concept demonstrator developed from an Alouette III, which led to the Rooivalk.
Avro Shackleton MR3-3 1721  
Boeing 707-300C 1417  
Boeing 707-300C 1419  
Canadair CL-13B Sabre Mk6 361 F  
Canadair CL-13B Sabre Mk6 367 E  
CASA-IPTN CN-235-10 8026  
Dassault Mirage F1AZ 235 Avionics Flight Demonstrator
Dassault Mirage F1CZ 203  
Dassault Mirage F1CZ 211  
Dassault Mirage IIIBZ 816  
Dassault Mirage IIIBZ 818  
Dassault Mirage IIICZ 805  
Dassault Mirage IIIRZ 835  
Dassault Mirage IIIRZ 838  
de Havilland DH-87B Hornet Moth 2007  
de Havilland Vampire FB52 229  
Dornier Do27Q-1 and Do27-Q4 ZS-CMA and ZS-FAH Two aircraft acquired for a project to commemorate Do27s tested by the SAAF.
English Electric Canberra B2 457  
Fairchild F-24R Argus MkIII KK476  
Fieseler Fi156A Storch VD+TD  
Hawker Siddeley Buccaneer S50 414  
Lockheed B-34 Ventura II 6112  
Lockheed L-18-08 Lodestar ZS-ATL  
Lockheed PV-1 Ventura GR5 6487  
Lockheed PV-1 Ventura GR5 6498  
Mil Mi-24A 2034 '34 Yellow' Russian AF markings, actually ex Algerian AF.
North American F-51D Mustang 325  
North American T-6 Harvard 7573  
Paterson Biplane Replica No2 None  
Pilatus PC-7 Mk2 Astra ATTD1 Engineering Mock Up None One of two that Pilatus provided for engineering training.
Sikorsky S-51 A1  
Sud-Est SE.3160 Alouette III 29  
Transall C-160Z 337  

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