Message from Springbok in South African Border War: Operation Savannah #modeling
R5 was also used by pilots and crewmen right?
Pilots mostly had pistols
Do you know exactly when the R4 was adopted?
As so far I haven't got a clue
Not mentioned in any of the books I've read thus far...
85 all the combat units had R4
Im sitting with my dad and a pal if i should ask them any questions?
Alright lekker, I needed to know because I want get the equipment more or less accurate per operation of course not every operation will be featured as not all of them were major ops
Ja I have a few questions on my mind right now
Shoot my man
I've found a couple of images of the Unimog soft skinned vehicle in use in SWA were these used quite often? As I'm not sure whether to include them or not as the Buffel is pretty much the same thing just with the armoured cabin.
It may just be a waste of time and resources to include this if it wasn't used in high numbers.
Was the Y2 MGL widely issued? I only have a few references of it and nothing more. I'd like to know what units and roles were they issued to and what time frame? 80's?
Unimogs are early war, after 86 only SF in mozam used mogs
You could maybe just use the buffel
Ja I may consider doing the soft skin Unimog down the line just to flesh out the SADF early war period a bit but it's not a priority at the moment
Have you shown them my Buffel and other vehicles?
Snotneus was only issued to fighting units as far as they know
My dad only used it when they were attached to 62 mech
Wasn't the Snotneus the M79?
Or was the "snotneus" nickname also applied to the Milkor Y2 MGL?
My Milkor Y2 MGL still work in progress. Been awhile since I worked on it though as I was preoccupied with the other models.
They applied snotneus to all GLs
Ah alright good to know
And it was issued after 83-84 as well
They started using more MAGs per unit as well
More mortars as well
Lots of 60mm
The M26 grenade was also used by troops correct? https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/78/M-61Grenade.jpg
Was the writing on the grenade in English or Afrikaans? Since I believe they were locally manufactured the writing on the grenades if there was any may have differed from the US version? Might be something difficult to recall though.
It's the small details like this that while not super important are nice to get right.
Okay cool. That's about it for now, thanks man.