Armoured vehicles pull into Durban

ShaunSA

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Keyboard warriors saying too late.

Better late than never for those us patrolling and stationed and guarding 24/7 who need some sort of relief.

I'm going to see what effect they have before singing any praises tbh
 

rvZA

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Too little too late. The government did not want them there at the time the riots occurred.
 
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rvZA

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Keyboard warriors saying too late.

Better late than never for those us patrolling and stationed and guarding 24/7 who need some sort of relief.

Just imagine if they were deployed over the course of last weekend. It would perhaps not even have been necessary for thousands, tens of thousands of citizens to arm up, activate emergency plans, form military groups and protecting their own properties.

The failure to deploy in time has cost the country a lot.

But I agree, there are many tired citizens who have been fighting and guarding the past week. For all of them military deployment would be welcome.
 

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Too little too late. The government did not want them there at the time the riots occurred.
Probably due to the fact they would try and take on the tanks, molly them or break them as much as possible. Should they have to use any force even a shotgun rubber round fired from a tank would kill people. The country seems to be out of tear gas so I doubt they can use that type of tank ammo too. Would have been nice to see them instantly deployed though, but who knows.
 

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Probably due to the fact they would try and take on the tanks, molly them or break them as much as possible. Should they have to use any force even a shotgun rubber round fired from a tank would kill people. The country seems to be out of tear gas so I doubt they can use that type of tank ammo too. Would have been nice to see them instantly deployed though, but who knows.

Their failure to deploy in time saw many thousands of citizens fighting off attackers. It saw taxi associations intervene, arm up and do the job they should have been doing from the start.

This is a ****up and nothing less.
 

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Their failure to deploy in time saw many thousands of citizens fighting off attackers. It saw taxi associations intervene, arm up and do the job they should have been doing from the start.

This is a ****up and nothing less.
No doubt, but im sure we will hear the excuse tonight at 20:30.
 

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Sitting here, sipping Coffee, imaging the PR guy pitching sending in Rooikat armour with a 76mm gun because of the 'optics' of sending in Casspirs.

Were the G6s busy?

Whereas the Casspir would be the ideal vehicle for dealing with rioters and looters.
 

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They can drive over the criminals, very slowly, and rotate the turret to show the criminals that their barrels are much smaller in comparison.

Apart from that, somewhat useless, it's that shock+awe tactic (that didn't work for the USA) being used on criminals that will now try to steal the wheels and anything else they can get their thieving hands on. Luckily there are a lot of wheel nuts on those wheels, it will take a while, but they have the time on their hands.

Jacking up a Rooikat armoured car is a bit of a hassle when trying to steal the wheels...
 

Cosmik Debris

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Some entertainment with the German Army destroying a car with a modern Leopard 2 tank:

 

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Not all armoured vehicles are tanks, a big clue would be, does it have tracks? If not it's not a, tank. Those are Rooikats which is a Scout Vehicle. Olifants would've wrecked the roads
 
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