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Rooikat Armored Car

 

Rooikat 76


Statistics

Country of Origin/Used by: South Africa
First Produced/Service Dates: 1989
Manufactured by: BAE Land Systems (Formerly OMC); Turret: Denel Land Systems
Crew: 4
Armament: Main: 76mm Cannon; Co-Axial: 7.62mm MG; Secondary: (1) 7.62mm MG
Engine: 10 Cylinder
Miscellaneous Info: The Rooikat (Lynx) is an 8x8 vehicle that has the capability to run at 8x4 for fuel economy.  A 105mm Main Gun was fitted in a prototype, but has not been fielded by the South African Armed Forces.
Data Sheet Available:   Rooikat 76 Information Sheet - Denel Land Systems S.A.
  Rooikat 105 Information Sheet - Denel Land Systems S.A.

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
Rooikat 76 Armored Car Photos Chris Baxter (Owner of Bax Mod Models)- South Africa
      Rooikat 76 Armored Car Photos Denel Land Systems
Rooikat 76 Armored Car Photos Marius van Aardt - South Africa
    Rooikat 105 Armored Car Photos Denel Land Systems

References Available

Online

Reference Source/Provider
Rooikat Photos and Information Federation of American Scientists Website
Rooikat Photos by Chris Baxter Don Busack's Prime Portal
Rooikat Photos by Steve Barrow Don Busack's Prime Portal
Rooikat Interior Photos by Jacques Pienaar Don Busack's Prime Portal
Rooikat Vehicle Photos Military Vehicles of South and Southern Africa Website

Printed

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

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
Rooikat 76 Model Kit Aerografix 1/35 Multi-Media
Rooikat 105 Model Kit Aerografix 1/35 Multi-Media
Rooikat 76 Model Kit Aerografix 1/72 Multi-Media
Rooikat 105 Model Kit Aerografix 1/72 Multi-Media
Rooikat 105 Armored Car Model Kit Trumpeter 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic.
       
Aftermarket Item Manufacturer Scale Other Information
Rooikat Armored Car Sagged Wheel Set (AR-35008) AntResin 1/35 Resin; For the Trumpeter kit.

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider