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Olifant Mk.2 Main battle tank
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Foxtrop
Foxtrop Sep 8 2012, 7:40pm says:

can it shoot in movement?

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rkraptor70 Sep 8 2012, 10:09pm replied:

"The Olifant Mk 2 tank is armed with a fully-stabilized 105-mm rifled gun."

"Stabilized" so yep.

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Urdnot669
Urdnot669 Sep 10 2012, 12:53am says:

Still won't save them when the alien crickets come back...

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In 2003 and 2005 BAE Systems received contracts to upgrade a total of 26 South African Olifant Mk.1B main battle tanks to the Olifant Mk.2 standard. The Mk.2 uses a number of components, previously developed for the TTD. First vehicles were scheduled for delivery in 2006 - 2007.

The Olifant Mk.2 MBT is better protected than the previous vehicle. It is completed with modular armor packages. Elements of such armor can be easily replaced if damaged or when more advanced armor is available. Prototype had a wedge-shaped front turret armor, similar to that of the German Leopard 2A5.

The Olifant Mk 2 tank is armed with a fully-stabilized 105-mm rifled gun. This gun is loaded manually and fires all standard NATO 105-mm ammunition. Ammunition is stored in the turret bustle, but it does not have blow off panels. It was proposed with a 120-mm smoothbore gun, but these plans were later abandoned. This MBT is undergunned by modern standards, however is is capable of disabling any encountered opposing tank in Africa.

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