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Offline 61mech

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« Reply #1725 on: April 09, 2018, 06:57:37 am »
This would be the 155mm version. Strange they didn't just stick G-5 barrels in them.
Probably would have been ready for GW1 if they did.
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« Reply #1726 on: April 28, 2018, 10:12:57 am »
Al Fao in 210 and 155mm. Geralds Bulls first attempt at 6X6 highly mobile SP
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« Reply #1727 on: June 28, 2018, 03:24:23 am »
Another photo of Skerpioen.
Huge!

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« Reply #1728 on: June 28, 2018, 04:30:22 am »
I don't know what kind of vehicle it is.

Photo was taken In Port Elizabeth in 1986.

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« Reply #1729 on: July 18, 2018, 06:55:47 am »
Two articles covering both the Husky and Springbuck vehicles developed and made by DCD - it covers the new development and new versions of both vehicles, hence me placing them here. The Husky is one of our military vehicle export success stories, with over 1500 sold - most to the U.S. military. It has even been made into 1/35 scale plastic kit models (by AFV Club and Panda-Hobby).

http://www.janes.com/article/81812/militaries-eye-second-generation-husky-mine-detection-vehicles

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=52429:explosive-demonstration-for-dcd-vehicles&catid=50:Land&Itemid=105
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« Reply #1730 on: July 18, 2018, 03:08:52 pm »
I don't know what kind of vehicle it is.

Photo was taken In Port Elizabeth in 1986.

Reminds of the Krimpvark, shown in 'Surviving the Ride' . . .

KRIMPVARK

 "Anticipating a need in the civilian market place for a small armoured vehicle to be used by farmers, security companies, local authorities, mining companies and other industries in high-risk areas in remote rural parts of South Africa, Koos de Wet and Bert Sabatier designed a range of vehicles based on the ordinary commercial 1 ton pickups available in the market place.
Design work on the Krimpvark began in early October 1985 and was built by Afrit in Rosslyn, the marketing arm of Van de Wetering engineerings contractor of Armscor.
The Krimpvark was available in either a three- or five-seater version.
A lot of attention was given to the comfort of the passengers in this civilian armoured vehicle. The cabin was air-conditioned and the whole interior carpeted. Ample entrance was provided by two safety doors, one on each side of the cabin and a rear door for the five seater.
Emphasis was placed on removing the aggressive military appearance of the mine protected cabin by providing a soft outward appearance. The cabin design of the Krimpvark ensured protection against antitank mines and small-arms fire up to 7.62 mm ball ammunition.
The Krimpvark was designed to be mounted on almost any make of pickup truck available in the market in South Africa at the time. It was a two-wheel-drive vehicle capable of a top speed of 110 km/h on tarred roads. It was offered in either a 2 litre petrol-driven engine or a 2.2 litre diesel engine. The big advantage of using a standard proven drive train was the ease of availability of the spare parts and servicing through national dealer networks. There were plans for future versions of the Krimpvark to include a four-wheel drive, three-seater with a load-carrying facility, but the Krimpvark sales were not as anticipated and only very few were manufactured and no further development was carried out.
Krimpvark is the Afrikaans word for hedgehog."

My bold, words and image from 'Surviving the Ride'


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« Reply #1731 on: August 03, 2018, 11:53:43 am »
A lessor known CSIR project of the 80's...

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« Reply #1732 on: August 08, 2018, 09:21:47 am »
Does anyone have some info on this pic?
Looks like a Ratel 81 with a 120mm tube.

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« Reply #1733 on: Yesterday at 10:25:45 am »
Does anyone have some info on this pic?
Looks like a Ratel 81 with a 120mm tube.

Looks Photoshopped....