During these attacks the Rhodesian Air Force Lynx and Alouette K Cars loitered over the scene taking tremendous AAA fire from the terrorists on the ground.
Rhodesian external attacks on terrorist base camps were nearly always supported by Canberra bombers, Hawker Hunter and Vampire ground attack aircraft.
The ZANLA and ZIPRA gunners returned fire with determination and in some cases used baboons chained to thier bunkers to warn them of an (airborne) attack by the Rhodesian Forces.
We had a healthy respect for these weapons especially the SA7 Grail missile known to us as a Strela.
In Choppertech I recount some of these external raids into Mocambique and Zambia telling the Rhodesian side of the story and of the Rhaf aircraft which were hit by some of this awesome arsenal of weapons.
SA 7 Grail otherwise known as Strela
AK 47 Ty 56
Soviet Dragonuv 1
Chinese NDM 8 7.62
75 mm Recoiless
82 MM Recoilless
ZU23 MM AAA