Friend, Etiene who rode with us, told me he'd done his basic training at this camp. He was most knowledgeable about the armored cars, tanks, Bedford Trucks and more.
The above tank was seconded in Durban harbor during the 1980's war in Angola. The SA Defense force seized it and brought it to Bloemfontein. Etiene says at the time he and his fellow troops were training to man a South African armored car. But when they saw THIS monster, he said they all quaked in their army boots!
Another army vehicle - the spoils of war - with the Russian emblem on it
The above vehicle was known as a landmine de-activator. The cruel-looking spikes on the trailer attached to the front of the vehicle were bomb-proof and worked well in setting off landmines in reasonable safety
Etiene gives me the gen on this British Armored vehicle from WWII ...
Another tank (amphibious) captured in Angola, in the 80's
The specs of this item of Spoils of War, were on the plaque attached to the side
Another on-land and in-water tank...
...spoils of War (Angola)
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