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RG-31 "Nyala/Charger" Mine Protected Vehicle


Statistics

Country of Origin/Used by: South Africa (Used by other countries including Canada, Spain and USA)
First Produced/Service Dates: 2004
Manufactured by: BAE Land Systems (Formerly OMC)
Crew: 2+10
Armament: (1) 7.62 mm MG on base vehicle.  Other Nyala Variants include vehicles armed 12.7mm HMG, 20mm Cannon, 81mm Mortar, 106mm Recoilless Rifle and ATGW.
Engine: 6 Cylinder Diesel
Miscellaneous Info: Other variants of the RG-31 include Quick Intervention vehicle (with flatbed rear-end) are, weapons carrier and anti-tank vehicle. Although similar to (and easily confused with) the Mamba APC, it is not related.
Data Sheet Available:   None Available

Photos/Documents

Reference Source/Provider
Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle Slideshow Presentation (2011) US Department of Defense's Joint Program Office-MRAP via Dave Haugh - Content Editor
    RG-31 Mk 3 Nyala Mine Protected Vehicle Photos Luis Pitarch - Spain
RG-31 Nyala Mine Protected Vehicle Photos Marius van Aardt - South Africa (The SA Bushwar Page)
RG-31 Nyala Mine Protected Vehicle Photos Ian Young - England
   RG-31 MRAP Vehicle Photos Jacques DuJardin - France
Spanish RG-31 Mark 5E Vehicle Photos Javier Villarroya del Real - Madrid, Spain

References Available

Online

Reference Source/Provider
RG-31 Nyala Photos and Information BAE Land Systems OMC Website
RG-31 Mark 5 MRAP Photos Oshkosh Defense Website
RG-31 MK 5 Photos Tank-Masters.DE Website

Printed

Reference Author
Canadian EROC: Buffalo, Cougar & RG-31 (Modeler Photo Assistant Series MPA 002)

Review by Patrick Keenan Available at AMPS Website

Rick Saucier and Miroslav Hraban (Real Models)
Canadian MRAP Series AFV's Photo Reference CD-ROM JK "Ken" LeClair (available directly from author via e-mail)
Encyclopedia of Modern U.S. Military Tactical Vehicles (Tankograd Publications) Carl Schulze
Iraq Insurgency: US Army Armored Vehicles In Action: Part 1 (Concord Publications) Carl Schulze
ISAF Vehicles in Afghanistan: 2007 (Kabul and Kandahar Areas) - Mushroom Model Publications

Book Review by Patrick Keenan

Dick Taylor
Jane's Tank Recognition Guide (4th Edition) Christopher Foss
MRAP: Modern U.S. Army Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles (Tankograd Publishing) Carl Schulze
"MRAP Pt 1" Military Machines International Magazine (September 2008 Issue) Shaun Connors
M-ATV and RG-31 MRAP Walkaround Photo Reference CD-ROM Robert Skipper (available directly from author via e-mail)
MRAP Walkaround Photo Reference CD-ROM: Part II Robert Skipper (available directly from author via e-mail)
RG-31 Mk 5 US Medium Mine-Protected Vehicle" (In Detail: Fast Track 09) (Tankograd Publications) Ralph Zwilling
RG-31 MRAP - Part 1: In Detail (Covers RG31 Mark 1 & 3) (G 033) (Wings and Wheels Publications) Ralph Zwilling
U.S. Army and Marine Corps MRAPs (Osprey Publishing) Mike Guardia

U.S. MRAPís: In Action (Squadron-Signal Publications)

John Adams-Graf

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
RG-31 Mk 3 "US Army" MRAP Model Kit (K61012)

Model Kit Review by Patrick Keenan
(Owned by WW sponsor, Lucky Model.com) 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic.
RG-31 Mk 3 "Canada" MRAP with RWS Model Kit (K61010)

Model Build Article by Victor Hernandez - AMPS Chicagoland
(Owned by WW sponsor, Lucky Model.com) 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic.
RG-31 Mk 5 Mine Protected Vehicle Model Kit (K61015) (Owned by WW sponsor, Lucky Model.com) 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic.
  Spanish RG-31 Mark 5E Nyala Model Kit

"What's In The Box Review" by Patrick Keenan
Javier Villarroya del Real (Spain) 1/35 Resin. To purchase, you can contact Javier directly at fjvillarroya@yahoo.com .
       
Accessory/Aftermarket Item Manufacturer Scale Other Information
"RG-31s in Afghanistan- Black Out & Iron Hyde" (D356166) Echelon Fine Details 1/35 Decals
RG-31 Detail Set (LF1278) Legend Productions 1/35 Multi-Media; For the Kinetic Models Kit.
RG-31 SPARK Mine Roller (LF1279) Legend Productions 1/35 Multi-Media; For the Kinetic Models Kit.
RG-31 Mk.3 MRAP Engine Set (RMA35264) Real Model 1/35 Resin; For the Kinetic Models kit
RG-31 Mark 3 MRAP Light Lense Set (SKP206) SKP Model 1/35 Clear and colored Plastic. For Kinetic Models Kit.

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider