The images, which are said to have come from a South African military base, show how a chariot drives down a hill at high speed and misses the curve. The vehicle then breaks through a fence behind which the military are standing.
Fortunately, the soldiers were able to avoid the vehicle racing towards them. The rooikat stopped right in front of a car.
A few seconds later, the eight-wheel drive tank returned cheered by the soldiers to the training area.
To information of the military portal Rg.ru, the incident occurred while preparing for the country’s Defense Forces Day.
The Rooikat from South African production is heavier than an eight-wheeler scout car and designed as a tank destroyer. The vehicle has a 76 mm high-pressure cannon, a 7.62 mm coaxial machine gun and an anti-aircraft machine gun. The protection of the wheeled chariot is also effective against large-caliber infantry ammunition.
The vehicle is designed for a four-man crew.
The 28-ton Rooikat is powered by a 560 hp ten-cylinder diesel engine. Its top speed is 120 km / h on the road.
Rooikat vehicles have a range of 1000 kilometers.
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