Gila armored personnel carrier Weapon Systems // Ground Combat Vehicles // Armored Personnel Carriers

Country of Origin: South Africa

The Gila is a South African mine-protected armored personnel carrier (APC) aimed at both the domestic and export markets. South Africa's military forces are increasingly being deployed for peacekeeping-type missions. The Gila name was chosen because it evokes the tough, desert-dwelling lizard of northern Mexico and parts of the southwest U.S. It is also a Zulu word meaning "to trap." The vehicle has no separate chassis. The all-welded steel armor V-shaped monocoque hull accommodates...


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