THE MIG DIARIES, fighter pilot memoirs & accounts of Cuban, SAAF and Angolan air combat in Southern African skies

: Sarria (E.) & Reid (L.) text & Thackwray (S.) illus.

R 385.00
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415pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2023


Eduardo González Sarria flew MiG-21s and MiG-23s during three tours of duty in Angola in the 1970s and 1980s. He completed 78 combat missions and served as a MiG-23 squadron commander. After 26 years in the Cuban Air Force he retired as a Lieutenant-Colonel with a Maestro pilot rating.

Sarria's account of the Angolan war is combined with perspectives from South African, Angolan and Soviet combatants.

Lionel Reid joined the South African Air Force in 1983, participated in the Angolan conflict from 1986-1989, flying Bosbok light reconnaissance aircraft and Puma helicopters. He lives in Johannesburg.