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SAA Museum Society pix

Unread post by photon » Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:14 pm

I recently joined the SAA Museum Society.
Myself and another member have taken on the task of sorting the collection of books,magazines and other items of interest in the museum's library.
In this thread I intend to post some of the interesting pix that we find in the library's photo archive.

The first pic is a scan of a postcard showing an SAA Boeing 707 flying over snow capped mountains (probably the Drakensberg).
The postcard is not detailed enough to show the 707's registration.

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Unread post by photon » Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:17 pm

Black and white pic of Boeing 747-244B ZS-SAN and Boeing 707-344C ZS-SAF

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Unread post by photon » Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:23 pm

Some pix from the Boeing photo archive showing the first SAA Boeing 747SP under construction.

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Unread post by photon » Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:26 pm

Also from the Boeing photo archive a lovely shot of SAA's Boeing 747SP ZS-SPA "Matroosberg"

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Unread post by Bearcat » Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:55 pm

=D> =D> Photon .. we all look forward to some interesting shots
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Unread post by Ray W » Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:26 am

This thread is going to get very interesting indeed. I look forward to seeing more.
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Unread post by photon » Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:53 pm

Thanks for the kind comments, Bruce and Ray. :D :D
The pic that I post today is a scan of one of a series of postcards that was produced by SAA.
The scene portrays a gourmet meal being served in the luxury environment of the first class section of one of SAA's Boeing 747's.
What a way to travel :wink: :wink:

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Unread post by photon » Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:02 pm

Some interesting Dakota pics.
Douglas C-47B VP-YKH of Central African Airways.
The Dak is taking off from the Wankie airstrip.

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Unread post by photon » Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:05 pm

Another scan of a rather damaged photograph of the same Dak.
Holidaymakers arriving at the Wankie airstrip.
Douglas C-47B VP-YKH of Central African Airways.

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Unread post by photon » Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:09 pm

A beautiful shot of Zambia Airways Douglas C-47A VP-YKL

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Unread post by photon » Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:58 pm

Douglas C-47B VQ-ZEA of Bechuanaland National Airways.
This pic was probably taken in the mid 1960's ; the plane is still flying today as DC-3-TP67 ZS-ASN.

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Unread post by photon » Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:06 pm

The well known Comair Dak ZS-DRJ.
This plane was still around at Wonderboom last year , any more news of it current?

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Unread post by photon » Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:11 pm

Airbus A300 B2K ZS-SDB "Gemsbok" in late 1970's livery

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Unread post by photon » Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:28 pm

Boeing 727 QC ZS-SBI
SBI was one of three combi's, with a large freight door, that SAA operated.

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Unread post by Bearcat » Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:39 pm

photon wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:28 pm
Boeing 727 QC ZS-SBI
SBI was one of three combi's, with a large freight door, that SAA operated.
Eish!! there is something special about 727's especially the short ones :)

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