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SAAF`s Border War, Baxter Peter


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Автор: Baxter Peter
Название:  SAAF`s Border War
Издательство: Helion & Company
Классификация:
Война и оборона

ISBN: 1908916230
ISBN-13(EAN): 9781908916235
ISBN: 1-908916-23-0
ISBN-13(EAN): 978-1-908916-23-5
Обложка/Формат: Paperback
Вес: 0.362 кг.
Дата издания: 15.09.2012
Язык: ENG
Размер: 243 X 246 X 29
Поставляется из: Англии
Описание: South African Mirages and Cuban MiG-21s dogfighting over Cuito Cuanavale, the largest tank battle on African soil since El Alamein; Puma troopships shot out of the skies by Strela missiles and RPG-7 rockets; Alouette III gunships hovering menacingly above Koevoet tracker-combat teams as they close in for the kill; Hercules and Transall transports disgorging their loads of Parabats over Cassinga; suicidal helicopter hot extractions of Recce operators deep in enemy territory; and a lone Alouette pilot who disobeyed orders and under intense ground fire evacuated a critically wounded soldier such is the story of the South African Air Force, the SAAF, over the 23-year period 1966-1989, the period of conflict that became known as the Border War. Set against the backdrop of the Cold War, the SAAF was effectively South Africas first line of defense against Soviet expansionism in southern Africa. That the Soviets, through their surrogates-the Cuban military, Angolas FAPLA and Namibias SWAPO-sought a communist regime in South Africa is indisputable, as too was the SAAFs skill, quality, determination and capability to defeat the best Soviet air defenses of the time. This account covers all the major operations that the SAAF was involved in, from Operation Blouwildebees, the opening salvo of the conflict at Omgulumbashe, South West Africa in 1966 to the final curtain, Operation Merlyn, the so-called April Fools Day war of 1989 when the SAAF and Koevoet, almost alone, frustrated SWAPOs last throw of the dice with its illegal invasion of South West Africa. In this account, highlighting such operations as Reindeer, Bootlace/Uric, Sceptic, Protea, Daisy, Askari, Moduler, Hooper and Packer, among many, as well as the ongoing methodological operations like Lunar, Maanskyn, Donkermaan and Butterfly, Baxter examines and brings to life the squadrons and aviators that fought in both counterinsurgency and conventional warfare roles. Besides an extensive selection of rare photographs, the book features a comprehensive section on camouflage and markings and 6 pages of color aircraft profiles and insignia by noted SAAF authority William Marshall, making this title especially useful for modelers.Peter Baxter is an author, amateur historian and African field, mountain and heritage travel guide. Born in Kenya and educated in Zimbabwe, he has lived and travelled over much of southern and central Africa. He has guided in all the major mountain ranges south of the equator, helping develop the concept of sustainable travel, and the touring of battlefield and heritage sites in East Africa. Peter lives in Oregon, USA, working on the marketing of African heritage travel as well as a variety of book projects. His interests include British Imperial history in Africa and the East Africa campaign of the First World War in particular. His first book was Rhodesia: Last Outpost of the British Empire; he has written several books in the Africa@War series, including France in Centrafrique, Selous Scouts, Mau Mau and SAAFs Border War. REVIEWS Each of the books in this series is a well-documented and researched synopsis of the events that they are focused upon. They layouts and presentation are logical and of a very high quality ... As an introduction to this field of operation, this series is outstanding. A definite asset for those wishing to improve their knowledge and understanding of the development of successful, multi-faceted doctrine in the fight against insurgent/assymetric war.Major Chris Buckham, Royal Canadian Air Force JournalI thoroughly enjoyed this terrific tome. Its wonderfully researched. Its abundantly illustrated. And its a superb supplement to any library of Cold War history and African insurgencies. Rabidly recommended David L. Veres, Cybermodeler websiteThis title will appeal to historians and modellers alike, particularly as there has been little written about these operations, and indeed about the activities of the



Somalia: Us Intervention, 1992-1994

Автор: Baxter Peter
Название: Somalia: Us Intervention, 1992-1994
ISBN: 1909384615 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781909384613
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Описание: The end of the Cold War introduced an altered global dynamic. The old bond of East/West patronage in Africa was broken, weakening the first crop of independent revolutionary leadership on the continent who no longer had the support of one or other of the superpowers. With collapse of the Soviet Union, all this changed.

Castle bromwich, castle vale and shard end

Автор: Drake, Peter Baxter, Marian
Название: Castle bromwich, castle vale and shard end
ISBN: 0752420968 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780752420967
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Описание: This series collects together the best-known aphorisms, epigrams and reflections of a wide variety of figures from antiquity to our own age: humorists and novelists, poets and philosophers, politicians and playwrights. This book contains a collection of sayings by Thomas Hardy. The sayings of Wordsworth in this volume illustrate the range of this tough-minded Romantic poet. Not only did he write some of the most beautiful lines in the English language, he was also a combination of revolutionary and realist, as well as a profound humanitarian.

Bush War Rhodesia 1966-1980

Автор: Baxter Peter
Название: Bush War Rhodesia 1966-1980
ISBN: 1909982377 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781909982376
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Описание: It has been over three decades since the Union Jack was lowered on the colony of Rhodesia, but the bitter and divisive civil war that preceded it has continued to endure as a textbook counter-insurgency campaign fought between a mobile, motivated and highly trained Rhodesian security establishment and two constituted liberations movements ...

Stop that tractor!

Автор: Baxter, Nicola Glover, Peter
Название: Stop that tractor!
ISBN: 1861477589 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781861477583
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Описание: Speed towards reading with a troublesome tractor! Tom the tractor just won`t stop, and young readers won`t want to stop, either, as they follow his antics.

Chase that car!

Автор: Baxter, Nicola Glover, Peter
Название: Chase that car!
ISBN: 1861477562 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781861477569
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Описание: Speed towards reading with this chaotic car! Cleo the car just won`t stop, and young readers won`t want to stop, either, as they follow her antics. The book introduces words such as car, garage, keys, road and hill, and is ideal for show and tell.

Yom kippur

Автор: Baxter, Peter
Название: Yom kippur
ISBN: 152670790X ISBN-13(EAN): 9781526707901
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Описание: Covers the wider dynamic of Cold War engagements over the emerging Middle East crisis


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