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Hotnotsgod

The Hotnotsgod was the first South African mine-clearing vehicle, and was an Armoured Mine-Detecting Clearing Vehicle used by the SA Engineers Corps. It was designed to detonate mines with its multiple sets of wheels. In suitable conditions it can push a set of 20 rakes, which penetrate the soil to a depth of 10 cm. In the event of a mine detonation, the wheels can be repaired in about 20 minutes. The vehicle can be operated by remote control in high-risk areas. Remote control is via cable link or by radio for distances up to 500m. Thirteen of the vehicles were purchased by the SADF in the 1970's

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Specifications
aa.VehicleHotnotsgod
ab.Weight7 tonnes
ac.Length10.5 m
ad.Width2.8 m
ae.Height3.28 m (Transport Height: 2.8m)
af.Crew1
ag.Armour 
ah.Primary ArmamentUnarmed
ai.Secondary Armament 
aj.EngineFord and Intercontinental Hervester-tractor diesel, delivering 70 kW at 2 300 rev/min
ak.Power/Weight10 kW/t
al.SuspensionAll front wheels independent on 10 wheels
am.TransmissionHydrostatic (Speed: 30 km/h)
an.Brakes 
ao.Tyres 
ap.Track2.6 m (width swept by front wheels)
aq.Wheelbase 
ar.Driveline 
as.Operating Range 
at.Speed-Offroad30 km/h
au.Speed-Road30 km/h
av.Fuel Capacity 
aw.Fuel Consumption 
ax.Fuel Type 
ay.Clearance 
azGradient 
ba.Side Slope 
bb.Vertical Step 
bc.Trench 
bd.Fording 
None
 
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