Aviation Photo #0834346 Atlas Cheetah D2 - South Africa - Air Force

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This modified Cheetah D is fitted with a Russian Klimov SMR-95 engine (a development of the RD-33 used in the MiG-29) The engine offered improved performance although centre of gravity problems were experienced. A big thank-you to the SAAF at Waterkloof for the extensive and well-coordinated photo visit, especially the surprise visit to 'D Flight' for the Cheetah.
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Photo Added: May 09, 2005

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Anonymous
13 years ago
Just the fact that i worked at the South African Airforce as a Flight line operator, the Cheetah C and Cheetah D aircraft is a very exceptional aircraft. These A/C are a bit old but performed well in the role utilized before modded to a Cheetah D it was a Mirage 3. Yes a exceptional aircraft

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