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Untitled[edit]

The manufacturer's website link is dead. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 64.179.121.192 (talk) 05:26 (UTC), 31 March 2007

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Fair use rationale for Image:RooikatAFV.jpg[edit]

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machine guns[edit]

The box on the right says that two MG4 machineguns with 7.62mm are used. That can't be true, the (linked) Heckler&Koch MG4 is build for 5.56mm ammo. If the vehicle indeed employs two 7.62mm MGs (which doesn't sound unreasonable) then it must be different ones. For example here: http://www.panzerbaer.de/types/pix/za_rkw_105mm_rooikat_schema-001.jpg you can see a machine gun on top that resembles the Browning 7.62 from here: http://www.army.mil.za/equipment/weaponsystems/infantry/Machine_Guns.htm though that is not what I'd call a proof. Maybe someone with enough knowledge and reliable sources can clarify this issue. --OBrian (talk) 04:26, 25 July 2010 (UTC)

Most probably they are Vektor MG4s, a derivative of the M1919A4 produced under license by Vektor Arms who used to be a division of Lyttelton Engineering Works (now part of Denel Land Systems). Those were and still are in common use in the RSA armed forces. Google should be able to verify--NJR_ZA (talk) 09:25, 25 July 2010 (UTC)
"MG4" is simply the SANDF (and SADF before it) "in-house" designation of the M1919 which were updated (not manufactured from scratch) at Lyttleton. The main differences between the WW2 vintage pre-upgrade Browning M1919 and the "MG4" are: A new barrel and bolt changing the calibre from .303 British to 7.62 NATO. The feed mechanism was altered to use modern disintegrating links instead of the original fabric belts. Changes to the trigger mechanism to operate from an open bolt to prevent "cook-off" accidents. Source: "Kruigstuig van Suid Afrika" by Helmoed Romer Heitman, 1988, Struik, Cape Town, ISBN 086977638X, page 113. (It was also published in English, I just happen to own an Afrikaans version.) Both MGs on the Rooikat are Browning M1919 "MG4"s, one coaxial with the main gun and the other mounted flexibly on top of the turret. (BTW As these old guns wear out they are being replaced with new SS77 GPMGs in all roles in the SANDF. Roger (talk) 15:53, 25 July 2010 (UTC)
Thanks! I've changed the link.--OBrian (talk) 11:43, 31 July 2010 (UTC)

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Operational service[edit]

How can the Rooikat have "been in operational use with the SANDF since 1980" when production only started 1989?Royalcourtier (talk) 02:45, 21 June 2016 (UTC)

Variants[edit]

The text does not clearly state that only the "original" variant armed with the 76mm gun exists in numbers and is in service. All the others exist only as prototypes or even merely as design concepts. Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 11:43, 4 December 2016 (UTC)

I have changed the name of the section to "Proposed Variants" to address this specific concern. --Katangais (talk) 11:59, 13 December 2016 (UTC)