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Mamba Mine Protected Armored Personnel Carrier
Mamba Mark 2
|Country of Origin/Used by:||South Africa|
|First Produced/Service Dates:||
Mamba Mk 1: 1988-89
Mamba Mk 2: 1993
Mamba Mk 3: 2003Mamba Mk 5 IVECO & Magirus: ?
Mamba Mk 7: ?
Mamba Mk 1-3: General Dynamics Land Systems OMC (and predecessors Mechem Consultants, TFM Pty Inc, Reumech, and Alvis-Vickers)Mamba Mk 5 IVECO, Magirus & Mk 7: Osprea Logistics SA (Pty) Ltd.
Mamba Mk 1: 2+5Mamba Mk 2, 3, 5 & 7: Up to 2+9
|Armament:||As fitted by user. But a common weapon mounted is (1) 12.7mm Heavy Machine Gun.|
Mamba Mk 1: 4-Cylinder Diesel
Mamba Mk 2 & 3: 6-Cylinder DieselMamba Mk 5 IVECO, Magirus & Mk 7: 6-Cylinder Turbo-Diesel
The Mamba Mark 1 was a 4x2 vehicle which used
Besides the base APC, the Mamba is available in a few different variants (depending on Mark/Version) including Ambulance, Command/Control, Explosive Ordnance Disposal, IED Interrogator Arm Vehicle, Light Recovery Vehicle, Security, VIP Escort/Transport and Weapons Platform. The Mamba is commonly confused with its related successor, the RG-31 Nyala, as they look very similar. The Mamba Mark 3 was also succeeded in production by the Springbuck and Oryx APC’s.
|Data Sheet Available:||
Mamba Mark 1 Data Sheet (By Dave Haugh)
Mamba Mark 2 Data Sheet (By Dave Haugh)
|Mamba Mark 2 Mine Resistant APC Photos||Chris Baxter (Owner of Bax Mod Models)- South Africa|
|Mamba Mine Protected Vehicle Information & Photos||Military Today.com|
|Mamba Mine Protected Vehicle Information & Photos||Tibs Transport|
|Mamba Mark 2 Mine Protected Vehicle Information & Photos||Army Guide.Com|
|Mamba Mark 3 Mine Protected Vehicle Information & Photos||Defense Web.Com|
|Mamba Mark 3 Mine Protected Vehicle Information & Photos||South African Army|
|Mamba Mark 5 Magirus Mine Protected Vehicle Information & Photos||Osprea Logistics SA (Pty) Ltd.|
|Mamba Mark 5 IVECO Mine Protected Vehicle Information & Photos||Osprea Logistics SA (Pty) Ltd.|
|Mamba Mark 7 Mine Protected Vehicle Information & Photos||Osprea Logistics SA (Pty) Ltd.|
|Jane's Tank Recognition Guide (4th Edition)||Christopher F. Foss|
|South African Armoured Vehicles: A History of Innovation & Excellence (Helion & Company, Ltd)||Dr. Dewald Venter|
|Surviving The Ride: A Pictorial History of South African Manufactured Mine-Protected Vehicles (30 Degrees South Publications)||Steve Camp & Helmoed-Romer Heitman|
Kits and Accessories
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|Aftermarket Set||Manufacturer||Scale||Other Information|