Sunday, May 26, 2013




Modern Historical
Former German colony.
The Germans committed genocide against the native Herero and Namaqua peoples, killing off most of the population. Deliberately tried to assimilate and destroy the survivors.

After Germany was defeated during Wold War 1, South Africa took possession of Namibia in 1915.

South West Africa Peoples Organization (SWAPO) battled white controlled South African forces.
SWAPO guerrillas established bases in Zambia.

Received independence from South Africa in 1990.

Namibia Defence Force
8,000 personnel

Namibian Air Force

Grootfontein Air Base
Keetmanshoop Air Base

F-7 fighter aircraft (12)

K-8 Karakorum trainer/light attack aircraft (12)

An-26 Curl transport aircraft (2)

Harbin Y-12 aircraft used for VIP transport (2)

Learjet 36 used for VIP transport (1)
Dassault Falcon 900 aircraft used for VIP transport (1)
Cessan Skymaster utility aircraft (5)
Mi-35 attack helicopters (2)
Mi-8 helicopters (2)
SA.319 Alouette III helicopters (2)
HAL Cheetah helicopter. Indian made Lama variant (1)
HAL Chetak helicopters. Indian made SA.319 Alouette III variant. (2)

Namibian Navy
350 personnel?
The Namibian Navy receives much of its training and aid from the Brazilian Navy and South African Navy.

Corvette (1)
Patrol Boats (3)

Smaller patrol craft

Namibian Marine Corps

Namibian Army
T-54/55 tanks (20)?
T-34 tanks
ZSL-93 armored personnel carriers

BRDM-2 armored reconnaissance vehicles (12)
WZ-523 armored personnel carriers

WZ-523 with 73mm BMP-1 type turret.
Casspir armored personnel carriers (20)
BTR-60 armored personnel carriers (10)
BTR-152 armored personnel carriers (10)

Wolf series of mine protected vehicles. Made by Windhoeker Maschinenfabrik (WMF) of Namibia (30)
Wolf Mk 1
Wolf Mk II
Wolf Mk III Turbo 
Wer'wolf Mk II

Agrale Marrua 4x4 wheeled utility vehicles. Made by Agrale of Brazil.

BM-21 122mm multiple rocket launchers (5)

G2 towed 140mm guns. South African. (24)

ZiS-3 towed 76mm guns (12)

RPG-7 shoulder fired anti-tank rocket launchers

AK-47 assault rifles

SA-7 (9K32 Strela 2) shoulder fired surface-to-air missiles

37mm anti-aircraft guns

ZU-23-2 towed 23mm anti-aircraft guns (12)

Presidential Guard

Namibia Defence Force pictures

Windhoeker Maschinenfabrik (WMF)

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