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Crotale (Rattlesnake)

Country of Origin: USA


The Crotale (Rattlesnake) 4 x 4 wheeled air defense vehicle (ADV) system was originally designed to meet a South African requirement; the development cost was shared -- 85 percent by South Africa and 15 percent by France. This version, called the Cactus, eventually equipped three anti-aircraft batt eries. Additional work on the system resulted in sales to several other countries as well as its adoption by the French army.

The Crotale P4R vehicles are fielded in two forms, the...

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