n Journal for Contemporary History - The air war over Angola, 1987 - 1988 : an analysis




The air war above Angola elicits controversy as well. Radical leftist writer Barry Healy, for instance, states quite categorically (without trying to substantiate it): ''Angolan and Cuban MiG-23 pilots swept the South African Air Force from Angolan skies.'' In the same vein, Horace Campbell asserts: ''The Angolan radar defensive positions broke the South African air superiority, Angolan and Cuban MiG-23 pilots proved equal and even superior to their counterparts in the South African Air Force.''


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