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South African Air Force Museum
Established 26 October 1973 [1]
Location AFB Swartkop, Tshwane
AFB Ysterplaat, Cape Town
Port Elizabeth Airport
Type Aviation museum

Coordinates: 26°09′48″S 28°02′31″E / 26.1633°S 28.0420°E / -26.1633; 28.0420

The South African Air Force Museum houses, exhibits and restores material related to the history of the South African Air Force. The Museum is divided into three location, AFB Swartkop outside Pretoria, AFB Ysterplaat in Cape Town and at the Port Elizabeth airport.




AFB Swartkop

Swartkop is the largest of the three museum locations, occupying at least five hangers.

It contains a number of Atlas Cheetahs as well as a Cheetah C flight simulator.

AFB Ysterplaat

Ysterplaat is home to the last flying Avro Shackleton.

Port Elizabeth

Exhibits at the Port Elizabeth museum is limited due the the amount of hanger space available to the museum.

Static exhibits are housed in the original 42-Air School Air Gunnery Training Centre used during the Joint Air Training Scheme in World War II.[2]

Active restoration are being performed on a number of Harvards and there is a project to restore an Airspeed Oxford. One of the more unusual exhibits is a Jorg IV Skimmerfoil ground effect craft.

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