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SA Forces Vehicle Specifications
These specifications are compiled from a database of specifications that I have been working on for some time. Still very much a Work in Progress, though...
 
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i.VehicleComet Olifant Mk 1 Olifant Mk 1A    
ii.TypeTanks Tanks Tanks    
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Vehicle Specifications
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a.VehicleComet Olifant Mk 1 Olifant Mk 1A    
b.Weight35 696 kg 52 t; 1.10 kg/sqcm ground pressure 56 tonnes combat loaded; 1.10 kg/sqcm ground pressure    
c.Length7,66 m 9.8 m (gun forward); 7.6 m (hull only) 9.83 m (gun forward); 8.61 m (gun in travelling position)    
d.Width3,04 m 3.38 m (with side plates); 3.28 m (side plates removed) 3.38 m (with side plates); 3.28 m (side plates removed)    
e.Height2,98 m 3.01 m 2.94 m    
f.Crew5 4 4    
g.Armour 150 mm     
h.Primary Armament77mm Mk 2 gun 1 x 20 pdr gun 105mm GT3 semi-automatic gun with 72 rounds    
i.Secondary Armament2 x 7.62 mm Browning MG-4 CA/AA Browning M1919 Machine Guns 1 x 7.62 mm co-axial MG; 1 x 7.62 mm co-axial MG; 1 x 7.62 mm GPMG on commander's cupola; 8 x 81 mm smoke grenade launchers; 5600 rounds 7.62mm    
j.EngineRolls Royce Meteor Mk 3, V 12, Liquid cooled, Gasoline, 447 kW (600 hp) at 2 550 rev/min. V-12 29-litre turbo-charged diesel delivering 551 kW at 2300 rpm V-12 29-litre turbo-charged diesel delivering 551 kW at 2300 rpm    
k.Power/Weight18 hp/tonne 10.4 kW/t 10.4 kW/t    
l.SuspensionChristy type, 5 pairs of road wheels, turn rollers Tracked; with Horstmann suspension Tracked; with Horstmann suspension    
m.TransmissionHydraulic operated twin plate dry - type clutch. Gearbox - change-speed - constant mesh, manual incorperating steering mechanism and differential 5 forward gears 1 reverse - neutral turn steering and brakes - via drums - hydraulic operatedAutomaticSemi-automatic gearbox with 5 forward gears and 2 reverse   
n.BrakesVia drums - hydraulic operated      
o.Tyres      
p.Track2,54 m (track centres), 2,819 m (crown contacts)  2,641 m    
q.Wheelbase      
r.Driveline      
s.Operating Range196 km (89 km Cross country) 250 km (road); 200 km (off-road) 250 km (road); 200 km (off-road)    
t.Speed-Offroad35 km/h 30 km/h 30 km/h    
u.Speed-Road51 km/h 45 km/h 45 km/h    
v.Fuel Capacity522 litres 1240 litres 1240 litres    
w.Fuel Consumption 20 hours; Road-running: 250 km 20 hours; Road-running: 250 km    
x.Fuel TypePetrol Diesel Diesel    
y.Clearance0,457 m 50 cm 50.8 cm)    
zGradient35% 30% 30%    
za.Side SlopeNot Available  13,5°    
zb.Vertical Step0,92 m 91.4 cm 91.4 cm    
zc.Trench2,43 m 3.45 m 3.45 m    
zd.FordingNot Available 1.2 m 1.2 m; 2.74 m with preparation    

Images from 'Grensoorlog' series, produced by Linda de Jager, reproduced with kind permission from MNET
Images from 'Grensoorlog' series, produced by Linda de Jager, reproduced with kind permission from MNET
Images from 'Grensoorlog' series, produced by Linda de Jager, reproduced with kind permission from MNET
Images from 'Grensoorlog' series, produced by Linda de Jager, reproduced with kind permission from MNET
Images from 'Grensoorlog' series, produced by Linda de Jager, reproduced with kind permission from MNET

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