National Museum of Military History,
Saxonwold, Johannesburg

An excellent museum, with halls and gardens packed with military memorabilia, vehicles, weapons and aircraft. Many thanks to the director, who lifted the strictly enforced photography ban in the main aircraft hall for us. There are several remarkable aircraft here. All the aircraft are, of course, South African Air Force apart from the Germans.

Aircraft Reg'n Thumbs Notes
Aerospatiale Alouette III 630  
Airco DH9 2005 ZS-AOI  
Anglo-Boer War Memorial   Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens with the sculpture by Naoum Aronson, completed in 1914.
Atlas AL-60 C-4M Kudu Unknown  
Atlas MB-326K Impala 2 1045  
Dassault Mirage IIICZ 813  
de Havilland Mosquito PR.IX 'LR480' A composite airframe.
Douglas C-47B Dakota 4 KN231  
Focke-Wulf Fw-190A-6 PN+LU  
Hawker Hartbees 851 The name of this version of the Audax in official documentation is Hartbees, though it's often called the Hartbeest or Hartebeeste.
Hawker Hurricane IIc 5285 Ex RAF LD619.
Hawker Siddeley Buccaneer S50 422  
Messerschmitt Bf-109E-3 Red 2 Crashed in Sussex in 1940.
Messerschmitt Bf-109F-2 Trop 1+6 Captured in the Libyan desert in 1942.
Messerschmitt Me-262B-1A Schwalbe 110305 Sole surviving night-fighter version.
Royal Aircraft Factory (RAF) SE5a 6856  
Supermarine Spitfire HF8C 5501 JF294  

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