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South African Air Force

Del'd: 16 - 1963 to 1990

Largest export operator of the Wasp. 2 batches of new build airframes - 10 in 1963 and a further 8 in 1973, of which the last two were not delivered. Operated by 22 Flight at Ysterplaat which became 22 Squadron, Maritime Command in 1976. Wasps were withdrawn 1990.
Serials 87, 88, 89, 90 (reported as c/ns F.9556-F.9559 but duplicate RN Wasps XS529-XS532) and 95 (reported as c/n F.9757 but duplicates RNZN NZ3903 ?) & 96 also used. There have been problems identifying the airframes due to typos creeping into published data complicating the matter. Help sorting out the c/ns appreciated.
Serials 97 (to be ex RN XT782) & 98 (to be ex RN XT783) ordered but not delivered.

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YearsUnitsbold : Current base of the Unit
1963/9022 squadron AFB Ysterplaat


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Construction Numbers Help Us

C/NModBuiltID     In this OrganisationIn other Org

    f.9550 1963     81: w/o 16 Jun 1964.
    f.9551 1963     82: Preserved, SAAF Museum at AFB Swartkop.
    f.9552 1963     83: w/o 25 Nov 1971 near Luanda.
    f.9553 1963     84: w/o 18 Feb 1982, sank while operating from SAS President Kru+
    f.9554 1963     85: Preserved. To SAAF Museum Durban
    f.9555 1963     86: w/o 25 Sep 1964.
    f.9753 1973     91: wfu Mar 1992 ?
Aeromotive -: approx 1996 shipped to New Zealand by Aeromotive (Hamil+
    f.9754 1973     92: To SAAF as 92. To G-BYCX 9 Nov 1998, seen at Wroughton (pain+
- G-BYCX: approx 1996 shipped to New Zealand. I removed it from t+

21jun17 at North Weald, Essex, UK to fly again
    f.9755 1973     93: Preserved SAAF Museum satellite, AFB Ysterplaat by 2008
    f.9756 1973     94: w/o 5 Dec 1979, off Cape Point.

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