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Cactus

A fully automatic all-weather low-level SAM system developed for South Africa by two French firms in 1969. It can fire four R-400 missiles

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Specifications
aa.VehicleCactus Firing Unit
ab.Weight14.5 t
ac.Length6.22 m
ad.Width2.65 m
ae.Height2.04 m
af.Crew3
ag.ArmourNot Available
ah.Primary ArmamentCactus Surface-to-Air Missile System
ai.Secondary Armament 
aj.EngineNot Available
ak.Power/WeightNot Available
al.SuspensionNot Available
am.TransmissionNot Available
an.BrakesNot Available
ao.TyresNot Available
ap.TrackNot Available
aq.WheelbaseNot Available
ar.DrivelineNot Available
as.Operating Range500 km
at.Speed-OffroadNot Available
au.Speed-Road70 km/h
av.Fuel CapacityNot Available
aw.Fuel ConsumptionNot Available
ax.Fuel TypePetrol (R)
ay.Clearance0.45 m
azGradient4,5°
ba.Side SlopeNot Available
bb.Vertical Step0,3 m
bc.Trench0,68 m
bd.FordingNot Available
be.Max Cargo (Road) 
bf.Max Cargo (Off Road) 
bg.Cargo Length 
bh.Cargo Width 
bi.Cargo Depth 
bj.Cargo Volume 
bk.Winch Capacity 
bl.Crane Capacity 
bm.Towing Capacity 
bn.Water Capacity 
bo.SteeringNot Available
bp.Electrical SystemNot Available
aa.Weapon1 x Cactus Surface-to-Air Missile System  
abDescriptionFrench-based surface-to-air missile system with a range of 8,500 m at targets travelling up to Mach 1.2 
ac.TypeSurface-to-air missile  
ad.Calibre150 mm  
ae.Overall Length2.89 m  
af.Barrel Length  
ag.Weight of Weapon85 kg  
ah.Weight of Barrel  
ai.Rate of Fire  
aj.Operation  
ak.Recoil  
al.Rifling  
am.Muzzle VelocityNot Available  
an.Effective Range8 500 m 
 
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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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