By Steve Camp,Helmoed-Römer Heitman

Mine-protected and mine-resistant, ambush-protected (MRAP) autos are at the present time commonplace within the US, such a lot significant western militia and lots of different armies as a result of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The South African military used to be already many times utilizing mine-protected armored group of workers vendors and patrol automobiles 40 years in the past no matter if they regarded primitive and ungainly. many years later, the South African military had reached the level the place it can installation whole strive against teams into conflict zones outfitted with basically mine-protected automobiles, together with their ambulances and provide vehicles. through then the mine-protected autos had additionally turn into potent to be used in wrestle, instead of simply secure delivery, the Casspir being the executive instance.

More to the purpose, they kept numerous infantrymen and policemen from demise or severe damage, and the fundamental strategies now continue to exist within the a number of MRAP forms in provider at the present time. the dear classes discovered via the South Africans with their early designs of those combat-proven automobiles has led the rustic to develop into one of many worldwide leaders within the layout of MRAPs that are in the community synthetic and exported worldwide. Surviving the experience is an interesting pictorial account that includes greater than one hundred twenty of those particular South African-developed cars, spanning a forty-year interval, with over 280 images, lots of that are formerly unpublished.

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Mine-protected and mine-resistant, ambush-protected (MRAP) cars are this present day commonplace within the US, so much significant western defense force and lots of different armies due to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The South African military used to be already generally utilizing mine-protected armored body of workers vendors and patrol automobiles 40 years in the past whether they regarded primitive and ungainly.

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