RhAF article in Scaleaircraft magazine


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C Coy 6 Rhodesia Regiment deploys on ops.


HIPPO CONVOY DETAIL HIPPO CONVOYI believe I took these photos in 1978 or 1979 of C Coy 6 RR deploying on operations from Essexvale Battle School. The RR was an all white Regiment originally but by this stage of the Bush War, more and more RAR badged African troops were in the companies. Note the various MAP vehicles such as the 4.5 GS, Crocodile, Puma, Puma variant, Hippo etc etc.

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5 Indep RAR


5 Indep Coy RAR convoy forms up at Derowa Mine for ‘Muzorewa’ elections Jan 1979. A pookie seen from the back of a 1Pl 45 on the return journey. Unfortunately, one of these pookies could not be spared on the journey out, with the result that the 45 seen being towed hit a mine (2nd in the convoy), as did a mobile surgical unit second from back. No casualties, thank goodness, although the driver of the 45 was severely shaken – the anti-mine armour had only been fitted the day before to an almost new vehicle. The only other casualties were from a severe epidemic of diarrhoea from dodgy steak bought at the local business centre …

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RhAF 1/72 models


Having gone on the line and its interesting to see that is now quite difficult to get 1/72 or 1/76 scales models of aircraft used by the Rhodesian Air Force. I have quite a few Allouette III and luckily AB 205 Cheetas. Found 3 Canberra B2 in my attic the other day as well as a Hawker Hunter FGA9. On the internet I have been able to purchase a Briton Norman Islander, hunters, percival provost and a Siai Marcheti.

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RhAF Para Dak.


If you want to produce the RhAF “Para Dak” in 20mm or 1/72nd scale then the ideal model is the Italeri Dakota Mk III, as it has the correct antenae for the aircraft.

All you have to do is add anti strella tubes “Zut Tubes” and the correct cammo as per my previous photo articles on RhAF camouflage.

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