RG41 (ALRRT-4M)

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Introduction:
During 2008 South African Defence Firm Land Systems OMC started the RG41 project to meet the increasing demand for a mine protected vehicles in the modern combat environment. The RG41 is an 8x8 mine resistant infantry fighting vehicle, able to be equip a variety of different turrets. Other RG41 variants included an infantry section vehicle, a command vehicle, an ambulance, recovery vehicle and engineer vehicle. During 2010 BAE Land Systems OMC (at the time part of BAE) would unveil RG41 for the first time at the Eurosatory Defence expo in France. After the initial reveal the RG41 would continue to make multiple appearances at the African Aerospace & Defence expo (AAD) and at the International Defence Exhibition (IDEX). The RG41 project now part of Denel has been fitted with a variety of turrets over the years, at the time of writing this includes the TRT-25, TRT-30, LCT-30, RCG30 and the ALRRT-4M INGWE turret. For this forum post we will be focusing on the RG41 fitted with the ALRRT-4M turret (Armed, Long-Range, Reconnaissance Turret). The ALRRT-4M is a stabilised reconnaissance turret with the capability to carry four ZT3 ATGM launchers or two ZT3 ATGM launchers and a 7.62mm machine gun. The turrets also allow for fire on the move and features full day and night capabilities coupled to automatic target tracking.

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Specifications:

Main Armament: ZT3A2 Ingwe ATGM Launcher

Secondary: one 7.62mm MG (Optional)

Elevation angels: -10, +25

Crew: 4 (driver, gunner, commander, loader)

Weight: 18,6t

Engine: Deutz 2015TCD V6

Horsepower: 530hp (390kW)

Gearbox: Denel ZF5HP902 gearbox

Top Speed: 100 km/h

Thermal/Night sight: Yes

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Primary sources

Denel RG41 Brochure: http://admin.denel.co.za/uploads/70fce552c51baef8583020949d31cd77.pdf

Denel ALRRT-4M turret Brochure (page 4-5): http://admin.denel.co.za/uploads/Denel_Dynamics_Products.pdf

Denel ALRRT-4M Ingwe: ALRRT-4M Ingwe | Denel Dynamics

Secondary Sources:

Surviving the Ride written by Steve Camp and Helmoed Romer Heitman (page 453-456)

DefenceWeb (BAE Systems announces 8×8 RG41): https://www.defenceweb.co.za/land/land-land/bae-systems-announces-8x8-rg41/

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