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South African Operations in Angola

NAME                    VICTORIES    UNIT   AIRFORCE  COMMENTS
Operation Daisy - November 1981
Rankin, Johann              1        3 Sq.  SAAF
SWAPO Aerial Reconnaissance - October 1982
Rankin, Johann              1        3 Sq.  SAAF      +1 U
Operation Alternator - September 1985
Westoby, Wayne              2        4 Sq.  SAAF
Mare, Leon                  1        4 Sq.  SAAF
Pienaar, Pine               1        4 Sq.  SAAF
Truter, Kevin               1        4 Sq.  SAAF
van den Heever, Nefie       1        4 Sq.  SAAF
D ... damaged
U ... unconformed

Air-to-Air Victories

Date Unit Aircraft Pilot Weapon Victim Unit
07.11.1980   Impala Mk II   Force Down An-26 FAPA/DAA
06.11.1981 3 Sqn Mirage F.1CZ #213 J. Rankin 30mm MiG-21MF FAPA/DAA
05.1982 1 Sqn Mirage F.1AZ   30mm Mi-8 (a) FAPA/DAA
05.10.1982 3 Sqn Mirage F.1CZ #203
"the Ghost"
J. Rankin 30mm MiG-21MF FAPA/DAA
05.10.1982 3 Sqn Mirage F.1CZ J. Rankin 30mm MiG-21MF (a) FAPA/DAA
27.09.1985 4 Sqn Impala Mk II L. Mare 30mm Mi-25 FAPA/DAA
27.09.1985 4 Sqn Impala Mk II P. Pienaar 30mm Mi-25 FAPA/DAA
29.09.1985 4 Sqn Impala Mk II K. Truter 30mm Mi-17 FAPA/DAA
29.09.1985 4 Sqn Impala Mk II W. Westoby 30mm Mi-25 FAPA/DAA
29.09.1985 4 Sqn Impala Mk II W. Westoby 30mm Mi-17 FAPA/DAA
29.09.1985 4 Sqn Impala Mk II N.Van der Heever 30mm Mi-25 FAPA/DAA
05.12.1985 1 Sqn Mirage F.1AZ   30mm MiG-21MF FAPA/DAA
05.12.1985 1 Sqn Mirage F.1CZ   V-3B Kukri An-26 FAPA/DAA
1986   SA.316   20mm Mi-8 FAPA/DAA
1987 1 Sqn Mirage F.1AZ D.Prinsloo V-3B Kukri MiG-23ML (b) FAPA/DAA
10.09.1987 3 Sqn Mirage F.1CZ A.v/Rensburg R.550 MiG-23ML (b) FAPA/DAA
27.09.1987 3 Sqn Mirage F.1CZ C.Gagiano R.550 MiG-23ML (b) FAPA/DAA
25.02.1988 1 Sqn Mirage F.1AZ J.Rankin V-3B Kukri MiG-23ML (b) FAPA/DAA
25.02.1988 1 Sqn Mirage F.1AZ J.Rankin V-3B Kukri MiG-23ML (b) FAPA/DAA
25.02.1988 1 Sqn Mirage F.1AZ T.Nel V-3B Kukri MiG-23ML (b) FAPA/DAA
(a) ... unconfirmed victory
(b) ... damaged

FAPA/DAA - Forca Aerea Popular de Angola - Defesa Anti-Aviones (Angolan Air Force)

Mirage F.1AZ
Mirage F.1AZ


Sources & Literature
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