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Buffel

The standard mine-protected armoured personnel carrier of the South African Army's infantry units. Its V-shaped hull is designed to deflect the blast and debris of an exploding mine

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Specifications
aa.VehicleTruck 1.5t Mine Protected Buffel
ab.Weight6.14 tonnes combat loaded
ac.Length5.1 m
ad.Width2.05 m
ae.Height2.95 m
af.Crew1 + 10
ag.Armour20 mm
ah.Primary ArmamentProvision for mounting 2 x 7.62 mm MGs
ai.Secondary Armament 
aj.Engine6-cylinder water-cooled diesel Atlantis Diesel Engine delivering 93 kW (125 h.p.) at 2800 rpm
ak.Power/Weight15.19 kW/t
al.SuspensionWheeled 4x4
am.TransmissionSynchronised with 8 forward and 4 reverse gears, transfer box integral with gearboix; in-motion changing between 4x4 and 4x2 drive; equal power distribution between front and read axles
an.Brakes 
ao.Tyres12.50 x 20 @ 300 kPa all round; 160 kPa in sand
ap.Track1630 mm
aq.Wheelbase2900 mm
ar.Driveline 
as.Operating Range1000 km
at.Speed-Offroad30 km/h
au.Speed-Road96 km/h
av.Fuel Capacity200 litres
aw.Fuel Consumption27 litres/100km
ax.Fuel TypeDiesel
ay.Clearance420 mm
azGradient 
ba.Side Slope 
bb.Vertical Step 
bc.Trench 
bd.Fording 
bk.Winch Capacity 
bl.Crane Capacity 
bm.Towing Capacity 
bn.Water Capacity100 litres
bo.Steering 
bp.Electrical System 
None
 
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