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Mamba


Mamba Mk3 Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC)

General Information

  • Mamba Mk3 4x4 Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) vehicle is an upgrade of the Mamba Mk2 APC currently in service with the SA National Defence Force and other forces
  • Existing Mamba MK2 4x4 can be upgrade to the Mamba Mk3 configuration
  • Upgrades entails the following:
    • Improved stability
    • Improved braking capability
    • Improved ballistic protection
    • Lower operating cost
    • Improved interior layout with storage for personal equipment

Mamba - Specifications

  • Dimensions
    • Overall Length: 5 460mm
    • Overall Width: 2 205mm
    • Overall Height: 2 495mm
    • Wheel Base: 2 900mm
    • Wheel Track: 1 790mm
    • Ground Clearance ZF Axles
  • Engine
    • Make: Mercedes Benz
    • Model: 352 N
    • Type: Liquid cooled, direct injection, four stroke, 6 cyl diesel
    • Displacement: 5 675 cm3
    • Maximum Power (DIN): 92 kw @ 2 800 Rpm
    • Minimum Torque (DIN): 348 NM @ 1 900 Rpm
  • Transmission
    • MK2
      • Make: Mercedes Benz
      • Type: 4 Speed synchromesh
    • MK3
      • Make: Mercedes Benz
      • Type: 8 Speed synchromesh
  • Axles
    • Make: Mercedes Benz
    • Type: Rigid, incorporating portal hub reduction with pneumatically operated differential locks
  • Masses
    • Mk2
      • Tare: 5 710kg
      • GVW: 6 800kg
      • Crew: Driver + 10
      • Sustained Road Speed: 90km/h
      • Max Road Speed: 102km/h
      • Road Range: 900km
    • Mk3
      • Tare: 5 565kg
      • GVW: 6 500kg
      • Crew: Driver + 10
      • Sustained Road Speed: 90km/h
      • Max Road Speed: 102km/h
      • Road Range: 650km
  • Brakes
    • Dual hydraulic / air system
    • Discs on front and rear
  • Suspension
    • Front: Single coil
    • Rear: Double coil
    • Shock absorbers: Double acting telescopic, hydraulic
  • Road Wheels and Tyres
    • Tyres: 12.5 x 20 Michelin XSL
  • Steering System
    • Hydraulically assisted recirculating ball
  • Protection
    • Mk2
      • Ballistic Up to 7,62 x 52mm NATO Ball
      • Mines 7kg TNT under any wheel
    • Mk3
      • Ballistic Up to 5,56 x 45mm NATO Ball
      • Mines 7kg TNT under any wheel