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The RG12 is a 4×4 armored vehicle with a gross vehicle mass between 10 300 to 12 500 kg depending on the role.
The RG12′s all-steel, welded armor, monocoque hull protects the crew against small arms fire, firebombs and hand grenades. Designed initially as an anti-riot vehicle, the RG12 is readily adaptable to a variety of roles. In public order policing configuration, up to 12 fully equipped police officers can operate in the fully air-conditioned vehicle for extended periods. A variety of grenades, rifles and other weapons can be employed from inside the vehicle. There is also ample space for the accommodation of additional police equipment.
In combat role, the RG12 can be fitted with a Remote Weapon System (RWS) with calibers up to 12.7mm.
Though originally developed as an internal security and public order vehicle, the RG12 has proven just as effective in numerous other roles, e.g. command applications, cash-in-transit and bullion carriers, tactical rescue vehicles, paramilitary Armoured Personnel Carriers (APC), and surveillance. Over 700 vehicles are in service in various countries worldwide.
The vehicle offers a high degree of armoured protection, excellent on-and off-road mobility, versatility and outstanding in-service economy. The welded all-steel armoured hull is of a monocoque construction with all components welded or bolted to the hull.
The RG12 can be configured for a crew of up to 12 personnel.
The plug-type doors remain close to the hull during opening and closing, facilitating deployment from the vehicle in narrow or restricted areas. Armoured glass windows provide excellent visibility while providing the same ballistic protection as the hull structure. Metal mesh guards provide additional protection to ballistic glass surfaces, headlights, rotating/flashing beacons and other external equipment.
The RG12 also features:
Improved Auxiliary Power Unit provides additional power for improved air-conditioning and ancillary equipment
Improved power-to-weight ratio
Provision for Central Tyre Inflation Systems (CTIS) and Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
The RG12 Mk4 is readily adaptable to carry the Mobile Adjustable Ramp System (MARS*) to enhance its capability as a tactical rescue vehicle.
*MARS, manufactured by Patriot 3 of the USA, facilitates entry into aircraft and buildings for anti-hijack and rescue missions.
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