- Oct 1, 2005
Zim dollar was pretty strong in the 80s, and the Soviet Union was more than willing to offer favorable term on loans to "favourite" customers.
Unfortunately for Zimbabwe, we were ideologically opposed to apartheid; so it would have been somewhat challenging to have purchased Rooivalks.
edit: Fortunately for Zimbabweans, a MIG-21 is less effective against civil disobedience than a Rooivalk, so I am quite happy the government wasted money on outdated jet planes rather than state-of-the-art helicopters.
Should have bought Hinds.