Eland Armoured Car

Republic of South Africa (1962) Armored Car – 1,600 Built “Eland” The African Antelope The Eland armored car, more affectionately known by its nickname, “Noddy Car”, (with reference to the popular Noddy in the Toyland TV program of the time) takes its Afrikaans name from the African Eland, the largest antelope in the world. Similar…

Badger

Republic of South Africa (2018) Infantry Combat Vehicle – 22 Built “Badger” – The Modern African Bushfighter   South Africa has a long tradition of designing highly mobile wheeled armored vehicles such as the Casspir, Ratel, Rhino and Rooikat. The terrain and climate in the region, as well as the strategic defence needs of South Africa,…

Rooikat

Republic of South Africa (1989) Armored Car – 242 Built “Rooikat” – The African Caracal The Rooikat armored car takes its Afrikaans name from the African Caracal (a type of wild cat). Similar to its namesake, the Rooikat armored car is fast and nimble, being used by the South African Defence Force (SADF) and its…

Ratel

 Republic of South Africa (1975) Infantry Combat Vehicle – 1,400+ Built “Ratel”, the African Bush Fighter The Ratel Infantry Combat Vehicle (ICV) takes its Afrikaans name from the South African honey badger. This animal, despite its small size, is a fierce creature which can absorb a large amount of physical damage as well as dish…