Marauder Armored Vehicle: Top Gear did we know
It is through the issuance excellent Top Gear (UK) I learned that there is a huge South African vehicle dimensions to which a Hummer H3 looks like a ladybug.
This behemoth is called Marauder and is produced by the South African company Paramount is a leader in matters of defense and security.
In addition to the Marauder, the Company also manufactures and models Matador Maverick.
Despite its huge size, the 4x4 vehicle is extremely maneuverable and agile on hostile terrain and through the mountains.
It is the carrier of the troops that is safer, it can receive 12 soldiers. Elongated version, it welcomes more people and offer greater loading capacity.
Despite its 10 tonnes, it can even be transported by air.
The Marauder, like all other models of Paramount Group is an armored vehicle anti-mine and anti-ballistic, which ensures maximum safety to its occupants, facing attacks protection. If necessary, it can use up to six wheels.
Put to the test by independent organizations, the Marauder has demonstrated that it could provide protection against anti-tank over 8 kg TNT mines anywhere in the hull, and 4 kg TNT at the wheels .
The cabin benefited double-shielded, while the cockpit is equipped with extra protection.
The explosion seats are designed to protect the occupants against any lateral explosion or hull.
Some specific needs, it is always possible to choose an additional shielding.
Designed to carry a maximum payload of 4,500 kg, the Marauder receives devices day and night vision, as well as complementary vision sensors enabling it to be in service 24 24.
At issuance Top Gear, Richard Hammond us indeed demonstrated in the field, which is capable prowess this impressive vehicle:
circulating without problem in Johannesburg streets;
borrowing inhospitable roads;
climbing the generally inaccessible mountains;
passing through a stone wall;
By crushing two cars;
facing was an explosion and finally start on its own.
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