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TheRussian
November 08, 2013, 13:24
http://www.sa-soldier.com/data/06_sadflinks/UsedPDFs/From_a_Cuban_perspective.pdf

hagar
November 08, 2013, 16:11
Pure propaganda, the cubans had no chance against the SADF. Unita was a different story, they were a bunch of trash soldiers for the most.

The only advantage that they had was that we were too far from our air force bases to have 24/7 air superiority, and the SAAF pilots taunted them to try to get the Mig pilots to follow our planes South so that Mirages with a full fuel load could take care of them. Of course in every war you have casualties, but we probably killed 500 cubans for every SADF soldier they killed. Our artillery was at that time the best in the world and sometime only pieces of cuban uniforms would be found, maybe they counted them as MIA and not KIA!

They were right that the politicians sold the soldiers out (sound familiar?)...

TheRussian
November 08, 2013, 16:19
Well of course its communist propaganda, lol. We all know how revisionist of a history Communists write..
Still interesting reading, at least to me. I have read several books on S Africa's wars, it was funny to read how the Cubans belittled the S African equip, esp the rocket launchers, which 32nd Battalion used with devastating effect

martin35
November 08, 2013, 17:44
The Fidel Castro Nelson Mandela alliance will most likely be the victor in African historical accounts.
For any of the guys who miss those "good old days" they still do drive by shootings in Angola.
Kenya is said to be whipping the USA's ass,,, with the issue still being in doubt.

JohnnyMac
November 08, 2013, 18:42
Our artillery was at that time the best in the world and sometime only pieces of cuban uniforms would be found, maybe they counted them as MIA and not KIA!

Do you speak of the mobile 105mm guns (aka The Kalahari Ferrari), developed thanks to the work* of Canadian artillery designer, Gerald Bull?

JMc

*base-bleed projectiles to counter turbulence behind
*barrels of 45 calibers (45 x bore diameter) length
*reformulated propellants to use every inch of those long barrels