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  Denel Cheetah C -
  Active Duty and "Spotty"

Leigh Jackson, who shared with us his photos of the Mirage F1AZ has also sent some images of a service Cheetah C and the famous "Spotty" Cheetah C.  As Leigh describes them, "I have a special surprise coming up for you; this one is going to blow your socks off...  Have you ever heard of the Cheetah C from Second Squadron named "Spotty"? [yes]  Last year she retired, her last flight ending in Swartkop Air Force Base.  I was very fortunate to be ten meters from the runway where she touched down, flying four touch-n-goes and finally laying herself to rest."  Click images for a larger view.

 
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"Spotty" final landing sequence.  Notice the typical delta wing
nose-high landing attitude, the drag chute deploying, and the
full compresssion of the main gear oleas.

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