DTM to showcase Springbuck Six armoured vehicle at IDEF 2011 Istanbul

Press release issued by Drakensberg Truck Manufacturers

Wednesday, 04 May 2011 12:20

DTM, a privately owned South African armoured vehicles company, will be exhibiting the Springbuck armoured and landmine protected vehicle at the IDEF 2011 defence exhibition, held in Istanbul from 10-13 May 2011.

The Springbuck armoured and landmine protected vehicle will be proudly displayed in hall 3 booth 329A, and visitors will have the opportunity to view this vehicle and find out why is has become so popular in the defence industry.

This permanent 4×4 vehicle not only boast exceptional manoeuvrability but with its powerful MWM 6 litre engine also handles effortlessly on the open road. Special attention has been given to the ergonomics of the driver and its 10 passengers.

With a ballistic protection of B6 upgradeable to B7, the all-steel armoured v-shaped hull is designed to withstand a TM57 landmine under the hull or two under any wheel.

The standard Springbuck APC configuration can be easily adapted to various applications such as command vehicle, ambulance and cash-in-transit vehicle, and by the addition of a variety of turret-mounted weaponry the vehicle can be effectively used as a combat vehicle.

The Springbuck APC is a newly built vehicle designed for ease of operation and repair, using internationally available drive-line components for assured reliability as well as availability of parts.

As South Africans we look forward to providing potential customers at IDEF 2011 with the best value available on the market.

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