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Mamba Mine Protected Armored Personnel Carrier

Mamba Mark 2?


Statistics

Country of Origin/Used by: South Africa
First Produced/Service Dates:

Mamba Mk 1- 1989

Mamba Mk 2 - 1993

Mamba Mk 3 – 2003

Mamba Mk 5 - ?
Manufactured by:

Mamba Mk 1-3: General Dynamics Land Systems OMC (and predecessors TFM Pty Inc, Reumech, and Alvis-Vickers)

Mamba Mk 5 : Osprea Logistics SA
Crew:

Mamba Mk 1- 2+5

Mamba Mk 2, 3 & 5 - 2+9
Armament: As fitted by user.  But a common weapon mounted is (1) 12.7mm Heavy Machine Gun.
Engine:

Mamba Mk 1- (4) Cylinder Diesel

Mamba Mk 2 & 3 – (6) Cylinder Diesel

Mamba Mk 5 – (6) Turbo Cylinder Diesel
Miscellaneous Info: The Mamba Mk 1 was a 4x2 vehicle which used Toyota truck components and some rebuilt on Buffel APC's(?On the other hand, the Mamba Mk 2 & 3 are 4x4 vehicles that used Mercedes-Benz UNIMOG 416 components.  Finally, the Mark 5 has upgraded armor and automotive components and uses IVECO vehicle components. This vehicle is commonly confused with its related successor, the RG-31 Nyala, as they look very similar. The Mamba Mk 3 was also succeeded in production by the Springbuck and Oryx APC’s.
Data Sheet Available:   Mamba Mark 1 Data Sheet (By Dave Haugh)

  Mamba Mark 2 Data Sheet (By Dave Haugh)

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
Mamba Mark 2? Mine Resistant APC Photos Chris Baxter (Owner of Bax Mod Models)- South Africa

References Available

Online

Reference Source/Provider
Mamba Mine Protected Vehicle Information and Photos Military Today Website
Mamba Mine Protected Vehicle Information and Photos Tibs Transport Website
Mamba Mark 2 Mine Protected Vehicle Information and Photos Army Guide.Com Website
Mamba Mark 3 Mine Protected Vehicle Information and Photos Defense Web.Com Website
Mamba Mark 3 Mine Protected Vehicle Information and Photos South African Army Website
Mamba Mark 5 Mine Protected Vehicle Information and Photos Osprea Logistics Company Website

Printed

Reference Author
Jane's Tank Recognition Guide (4th Edition) Christopher F. Foss

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

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Model Photos

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