Nyala RG12 Mk2
|Manufacturer:||Drakensberg Truck Manufacturers - DTM|
|Product type:||Armoured Vehicles|
|Name:||Wheeled armoured personnel carrier|
Originally developed as an internal security and public order vehicle, the well known RG-12 has proved to be highly effective in a number of other applications such as command vehicle, cash-in-transit vehicle, bullion carrier, tactical rescue vehicle, armoured ambulance, armoured logistics vehicle, and surveillance vehicle. In excess of 700 vehicles are in service in several countries worldwide.
The RG-12 Mk2 is readily adaptable to carry the Mobile Adjustable Ramp System (MARS) to enhance its capability as a tactical rescue vehicle.
The welded all-steel armoured hull is of monocoque construction with all fittings welded or bolted to the hull, with armoured protection to withstand 7.61 x 39mm AK, 5.56 x 45mm ball, anti-personnel mines, shrapnel mines, grenades and fire bombs. With its excellent on- and off-road mobility, versatility and outstanding in-service economy, the RG-12 carries a driver, commander and between six and ten personnel.
This spacious, air-conditioned vehicle has full depth doors allowing ease of access and egress and enhancing operational flexibility. Conventional hinged or pneumatically operated ‘plug’ type doors are available, depending on the role the vehicle is to fulfill. The plug type doors remain close to the hull during opening and closing, facilitating deployment of the vehicle in narrow or restricted areas. Large armoured glass windows give the same ballistic protection as the hull structure, while providing excellent all-round vision. Additional metal mesh coverings protect glass surfaces, headlights and rotating beacons.