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This one's for Hairy.

This is the military equipment the company I worked for supplied to the US Military for use in Iraq and Afghanistan. There are over two thousand in theater of which I only know of 2 that have been scrapped when I left the company in 2015 the count was over 7000 hits (explosions) with 3 fatalities. Those of my vintage that served in the SADF will know this vehicle as the Meerkat but we developed the IP considerably since then.

 

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Before the Meerkat there was the Spinnekop? 

 

Did the Meerkat evolve from there? 

If I remember correctly the Spinnekop was a modified grader whilst the Meerkat was a bespoke design, but I guess you could argue that it was a derivative of the Spinnekop. There were a lot of "maak n plan" designs in those days.

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If I remember correctly the Spinnekop was a modified grader whilst the Meerkat was a bespoke design, but I guess you could argue that it was a derivative of the Spinnekop. There were a lot of "maak n plan" designs in those days.

That is true

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If I remember correctly the Spinnekop was a modified grader whilst the Meerkat was a bespoke design, but I guess you could argue that it was a derivative of the Spinnekop. There were a lot of "maak n plan" designs in those days.

And the father of them all was the Pookie? Developed in mid 70's N of the Limpopo and lots of those designs for mineproof vehicles came south.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pookie_(vehicle)

 

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And the father of them all was the Pookie? Developed in mid 70's N of the Limpopo and lots of those designs for mineproof vehicles came south.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pookie_(vehicle)

 

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Now that's something I did not know about. Certainly has a resemblance to our product.

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