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Pookie Mine Detection Vehicle


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Country of Origin/Used by: Rhodesia/Zimbabwe
First Produced/Service Dates: 1976
Manufactured by: Trevor Davies Engineering
Crew: 1
Armament: Some fitted with "Spider" anti-ambush weapon (12-Gauge Shotgun with 16 or24 barrels)
Engine: (4) Cylinder
Miscellaneous Info: The vehicles were initially produced using the Volkswagen Type 2 "Kombi" camper/mini-bus chassis and engine, but later versions also used Land Rover parts to help strenghten the design.  A unique fact about the Pookie is that it used Formula-1 racing tires to help reduce the ground pressure it exerted!  The design was so successful, a later vehicle called the Veldspringkaan, was manufactured in South Africa.  "Pookie" is the local name for the Bush Baby and only 67 were built over its lifespan.
Data Sheet Available:   None Available

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
Pookie Mine Detection Vehicle Photos Chris Baxter (Owner of Bax Mod Models)- South Africa

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Online

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Pookie Mine Detection Vehicle Information and Photos DefenseTech Website
Pookie Mine Detection Vehicle Information and Photos JRT Wood Website
Pookie Mine Detection Vehicle Information and Photos Landmines in Africa Website
Pookie Mine Detection Vehicle Photos (via Steve Barrow) Prime Portal Website

Printed

Reference Author
Fighting Vehicles and Weapons of Rhodesia: 1965-80 Peter G. Locke & Peter DF Cooke

"Rhodesian Mine Protected Vehicles" (December 2013 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine)

Cmdr. Robert Cedars

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

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