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I an ex member of both 7 and 8 Squadron's of the Rhodesian war spending most of my operational time on Seven Squadron as a K Car gunner. I was credited for shooting down a fixed wing aircraft from a K Car on the 9 August 1979. This blog is from articles for research on a book which I HAVE HANDED THIS MANUSCRIPT OVER TO MIMI CAWOOD WHO WILL BE HANDLING THE PUBLICATION OF THE BOOK OF WHICH THERE WILL BE VERY LIMITED COPIES AVAILABLE Contact her on yebomimi@gmail.com The latest news is that the Editing is now done and we can expect to start sales and deliveries by the end of April 2011

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Monday, May 26, 2008

K CAR MY OFFICE 1976- 1980

A few photographs of an Alouette 3 helicopter set up as a K Car gunship. Note the pilot seat was armoured. The gunner seat had quite a few variationd depending on the Technician/gunners preference. After Flamo Fleming was killed in a contact in Mtoko the gunner was also protected by an armoured seat.

Weight was always a problem with the Alouettes.

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I welcome comments from everyone on my book Choppertech.
I am interested especially on hearing from former ZANLA and ZIPRA combatants who also have thier story to tell.