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Olifant Mk I A

South African main battle tank which is essentially a modernised Centurion Mk V. It has a new fire control system and a 105mm gun for which it carries 72 rounds. The secondary armament consists of a 7.62mm machine gun co-axial with the main gun and another mounted at the commander's cupola.

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Specifications
aa.VehicleOlifant Mk 1A
ab.Weight56 tonnes combat loaded; 1.10 kg/sqcm ground pressure
ac.Length9.83 m (gun forward); 8.61 m (gun in travelling position)
ad.Width3.38 m (with side plates); 3.28 m (side plates removed)
ae.Height2.94 m
af.Crew4
ag.Armour 
ah.Primary Armament105mm GT3 semi-automatic gun with 72 rounds
ai.Secondary Armament1 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
aj.EngineV-12 29-litre turbo-charged diesel delivering 551 kW at 2300 rpm
ak.Power/Weight10.4 kW/t
al.SuspensionTracked; with Horstmann suspension
am.TransmissionSemi-automatic gearbox with 5 forward gears and 2 reverse
an.Brakes 
ao.Tyres 
ap.Track2,641 m
aq.Wheelbase 
ar.Driveline 
as.Operating Range250 km (road); 200 km (off-road)
at.Speed-Offroad30 km/h
au.Speed-Road45 km/h
av.Fuel Capacity1240 litres
aw.Fuel Consumption20 hours; Road-running: 250 km
ax.Fuel TypeDiesel
ay.Clearance50.8 cm)
azGradient30%
ba.Side Slope13,5°
bb.Vertical Step91.4 cm
bc.Trench3.45 m
bd.Fording1.2 m; 2.74 m with preparation
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