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Offline sa_bushwar

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Re: Various aviation projects from South Africa
« Reply #180 on: September 23, 2017, 12:34:10 pm »
The 4 x Browning 7.62mm Alouette III gunship I suspect was only a prototype. The 1 x 20mm version was commonly used in the South African Bush War. Thought I have seen a photo a long time ago of one being used in Rhodesia? I wonder who's came first and who developed it, SADF or Rhodesia?


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Re: Various aviation projects from South Africa
« Reply #183 on: February 07, 2018, 03:34:45 am »
Thanks bobbymike - here is a more detailed article, some interesting tit-bits in terms of expected production quantities, that they already have multiple clients signed up and that one of the clients wants to use an American 'Air to ground missile' on it as part of it's weapons load-out.

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=50632:ahrlac-reaches-300-hour-testing-milestone-as-full-production-nears&catid=35:Aerospace&Itemid=107

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Re: Various aviation projects from South Africa
« Reply #184 on: February 08, 2018, 05:00:41 pm »
During the Rhodesian War, the South Africa Air Force "loaned" a few helicopters to the Rhodesian Air Force.

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Re: Various aviation projects from South Africa
« Reply #185 on: February 21, 2018, 09:39:58 pm »
Some more rather interesting news on AHRLAC/Mwari - seems it is now being actively punted in the USA, as the "Bronco II"...!

https://theaviationist.com/2018/02/21/heres-the-new-bronco-ii/

http://www.janes.com/article/78085/ahrlac-launches-into-us-market
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Offline Graugrun

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Re: Various aviation projects from South Africa
« Reply #186 on: February 23, 2018, 01:54:31 am »
Some comment from the USAF in terms of the AHRLAC"Bronco II" being considered for the LAE program (formally known as the OA-X program).

http://www.janes.com/article/78111/afa-winter-2018-key-officer-doubts-non-developed-offerings-for-light-attack-experiment


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Re: Various aviation projects from South Africa
« Reply #187 on: April 24, 2018, 04:46:30 am »
Hi,

here is a little known SA Project,it was called Allen Safari.

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Re: Various aviation projects from South Africa
« Reply #188 on: April 24, 2018, 08:36:33 am »
Very interesting Hesham.
Any date for this?
The entry above for a different project and company mentions that company was formed in 1969, so this must stem from after 1970 onwards..

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Re: Various aviation projects from South Africa
« Reply #189 on: April 24, 2018, 05:24:11 pm »
Yes Kaiserbill,but sorry no more Info.

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Re: Various aviation projects from South Africa
« Reply #190 on: April 25, 2018, 02:59:48 pm »
Alternate roles for AHRLIC include surveillance, pipeline patrol and spotting for water-bombers. Several USAF-surplus Bronco 1s spot forest fires and lead larger tankers to drop sites.

Offline Graugrun

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Re: Various aviation projects from South Africa
« Reply #191 on: May 01, 2018, 10:28:39 am »
Still another AHRLAC/Bronco II update, this time from IHS Jane - looks like part of Boeing is back in board!

http://www.janes.com/article/79688/bronco-ii-team-grows


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Re: Various aviation projects from South Africa
« Reply #193 on: June 11, 2018, 03:12:37 am »
AHRLAC again.

http://www.janes.com/article/80787/paramount-group-targets-sub-usd1-000-cost-per-flight-hour-for-bronco-ii-aircraft

With some additional pictures I pulled off the web, mostly showing it completing rudimentary field take-off testing.

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Re: Various aviation projects from South Africa
« Reply #194 on: June 11, 2018, 09:12:08 am »
Nice pictures.

Love seeing a rough field capable plane being used as such  B)