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Ratel Infantry Fighting Vehicle Series

 


Statistics (Ratel 20 IFV)

Country of Origin/Used by: South Africa
First Produced/Service Dates: 1979
Manufactured by: Chassis: BAE Land Systems (Formerly Sandock-Austral and also OMC); Gun/Turret: Denel Ordnance
Crew: 4+7
Armament: Turret: 20mm Cannon: Co-Axial: 7.62mm Machine Gun; Commander Cupola:  (1) 7.62 mm MG; Anti-Aircraft: (1) 7.62 mm MG (Right Rear).
Engine: 6 Cylinder
Miscellaneous Info: The Ratel 20 IFV is the main variant, but there are many others; some shown below.  Most often the main external difference between variants is the turret fitted.  Ratel means "Honey Badger" In English.
Data Sheet Available: None.

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
Ratel 20 IFV Photo Above Marius van Aardt - Editor of the South African  Bushwar Website
Ratel 12.7mm Command Vehicle Photos Marius van Aardt
  Ratel 60 IFV Photo (Main Armament is a 60mm Mortar) Marius van Aardt
Ratel 90 Fire Support Vehicle Photos Marius van Aardt
Ratel Mobile Artillery Observation System Vehicle Photos Marius van Aardt
Ratel ZT3 A2 Anti-Tank Vehicle Photos Marius van Aardt

References Available

Online

Reference Source/Provider
Ratel IFV Series Vehicle Information and Photos The SADF's Border War Website
Ratel IFV Series Vehicle Information and Photos IPMS/South Africa Website
Ratel IFV Series Vehicle Inormation and Photos SADF Living History Group Website
Ratel IFV Series Vehicle Photos Military Vehicles of South and Southern Africa Website

Printed

Reference Author
Battle for Namibia: South Africa's Longest War, The: Museum Ordnance Special Number 8 (Darlington Publications) Morgan Norval

"Honey Badger" (April 2008 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine)

Terry Gander
Jane's Tank Recognition Guide (4th Edition) Christopher Foss
War in Angola (Concord Publications) Al J. Venterl

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
Ratel 20 IFV Model Kit Aerografix 1/35 Multi-Media
Ratel 20 IFV Model Kit Bax Mod (South Africa) 1/35 Multi-Media
Ratel 90 FSV Model Kit Fine Cast Models (FCM) 1/35 Multi-Media
Ratel 20 IFV Model Kit Aerografix 1/48 Multi-Media
Ratel 12.7mm Command Vehicle Model Kit Bax Mod (South Africa) 1/72 Multi-Media
Ratel 20 IFV Model Kit Bax Mod (South Africa) 1/72 Multi-Media
Ratel 81mm Mortar Carrier Model Kit Bax Mod (South Africa) 1/72 Multi-Media
Ratel 90 FSV Model Kit Bax Mod (South Africa) 1/72 Multi-Media
Ratel ZT3 Anti-Tank Vehicle Model Kit Bax Mod (South Africa) 1/72 Multi-Media

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider