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243 SOUTH AFRICAN ARMOUR OF THE BORDER WAR 1975-89

243 SOUTH AFRICAN ARMOUR OF THE BORDER WAR 1975-89
by Harmse, Kyle and Dunstan, Simon

1-995243

The Border War saw the biggest armored battles in Africa since World War II. Starting as a counter-insurgency operation by the South African Defense Force (SADF) against the South West Africa People's Organization, South Africa became embroiled in the complex Angolan Civil War, where they came up against enemies well supplied with equipment and armored vehicles from the Soviet Union.

With the aid of illustrations and photographs, this study details the characteristics, capabilities and performance of the wide variety of armored vehicles deployed by the SADF, from the Eland armored car to the Ratel infantry combat vehicle and the Olifant tank. Designed for the unique conditions of the region, South Africa's armour was distinctive and innovative, and has influenced the design of counterinsurgency armored vehicles around the world.

1 vol, 48 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
NEW-pb, available late February 2017 ......$18.00

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