MINE TESTS CONDUCTED ON THE CAPRIVI MK.1/BIGFOOT MRAP SHOWS REAL STRENGTH

Subjected to 16kg of TNT blasts.

Caprivi Mk 1 (the South African variant from which the enhanced Chinese-built CS/VP3 MRAP was developed) performed excellent.

No windows cracked. Vehicle moved 3 meters. everything intact. Note…this is after 3 mine blasts on the same body.

The latest edition CAPRIVI MK.3 COMPLETES TRIALS

Reports indicate that from the Caprivi Mk.1/BigFoot MRAP, an even tougher CAPRIVI MK.3 has emerged.

While the Caprivi Mk.1/BigFoot, GILA and Casspir boast Level 1 ballistics protection, the CAPRIVI MK.3 features stepped-up Level 2 protection.

QUOTE

“The STANAG 4569 level 2 ballistic protection with 10mm armour and upgraded turrets makes this a formidable partner to the already famous CAPRIVI Mk1(i.e our own BigFoot MRAP).

“The vehicle seats 10 members with ease and has adequate space for first line ammunition,medical supplies and general life support for the inhabitants.

“The hull can withstand 24kg of TNT mines (three 8kg mines) and tests results proved that not only the hull will survive but the inhabitants as well.”

END

If the Caprivi Mk.3 can take three 8kg blasts, then even for mine resistivity…not to mention her sterner Level 2 ballistics protection, the CAPRIVI MK.3 ALREADY EXCEEDS the capabilities of the legendary Casspir MRAP.

http://www.mobilelandsystems.net/2013/07/129/mk3b-9/

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7 Responses to MINE TESTS CONDUCTED ON THE CAPRIVI MK.1/BIGFOOT MRAP SHOWS REAL STRENGTH

  1. ifiok umoeka says:

    This is impressive! This signifies a modular design for it to have an upgrade so soon! However, its still deficient in ballistic protection as the my few is the 12.7/14.5mm heavies and RPGs that BH has in abundance! We may need to think ERA (which I don’t like in this kind of operational environment for few of collateral damage) and cage amour as well as some cost effective RWS! That will play up the weight! However, we need to watch that weight as it will mean hell for logistics and demand a higher rated engine!

  2. ifiok umoeka says:

    This is necessary as long as the tendency for BH to move around freely exist! Otherwise if we had perpetual eyes in the sky, then the risk of a 14.5mm ambush while not eradicated will be drastically reduced

  3. ifiok umoeka says:

    With those aerial recon matched by aggressive patrols, even the threat of IED will be minimal @ list in the country side!

  4. ifiok umoeka says:

    Even @ that, we would have the bigfoot or bigfoot+

  5. tim says:

    http://nollywoodnice.com/?p=15054. Chibok girls found/ how true?/ wish the guys luck/

    • rka says:

      I wouldn’t hold my breath. Why would any sources in the military say this as they should know if any word gets out that the location of the girls are known it would result in them being moved?

      Unless it was a distraction technique, why then embarrass ourselves by seeking foreign help?

  6. Henry says:

    Chinese navy to conduct joint military exercise with nigerian navy.

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