SAMIL Trucks (South African MILitary)

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SAMIL Trucks

SAMIL logo

SAMIL Trucks (South African MILitary) are the standard logistical transport vehicles of the South African National Defence Force, re-manufactured by Truck-Makers in Rosslyn, Pretoria, Drakensberg Truck Manufacturers in Wallmannsthal, N1 Trucks in Wallmansthal and Transvaal Motors in Boksburg. The civilian versions of these trucks are called SAMAG (South African MAGirus). Production of these vehicles ended in 1998.

These trucks all have a high strength chassis, making them capable of handling severe off-road conditions and thus an ideal vehicle for the South African Army.

In recent years, reconditioned and re-manufactured ex-military SAMIL trucks have also been made available to the private sector and vehicles have been sold to mining groups, exploration companies, contractors, farmers and many other organisations in fields such as tourism and forestry.

Types

Essentially upgraded versions of Magirus Deutz diesel-engined trucks, the range includes the following vehicles:

SAMIL 20

Rhino mine-protected APC at Air Force Base Swartkop.

 Rhino mine-protected APC at Air Force Base Swartkop.

1978 SAMIL-20 Mk-I, 4x4 a

 SAMIL 20
1978 SAMIL-20 Mk-I, 4x4
1978 SAMIL-20 Mk-I, 4×4

The SAMIL 20 is an upgraded Magirus Deutz 130M7FAL 4×4 2-ton (load) truck.

The initial SAMIL 20 Mark I model was air-cooled, but the later SAMIL 20 Mark II was fitted with a lighter South African-manufactured water-cooled Atlantis Diesel Engines (ADE) motor because of sanctions-era restrictions imposed by United Nations Security Council Resolution 418. It also had a lighter fuel tank and a modified transmission.

The Bulldog and Rhino Buffel variants are based on the SAMIL 20.

SAMIL 50

1980 SANDF Samil 50

 SANDF Samil 50
1979 SAMIL-50 Mk-I, 4x4
1979 SAMIL-50 Mk-I, 4×4
1986 SAMIL-50 Mk-II partially armoured evacuation vehicle, 4x4
1986 SAMIL-50 Mk-II partially armoured evacuation vehicle, 4×4

The SAMIL 50 is an upgraded Magirus Deutz 192D12AL 4×4 5-ton (load) truck. Classified as a medium truck, it has a canvas cover over a steel framework around the cargo area; seats for up to 40 passengers may be installed along the sides or down the center, back to back. Variants include a communications vehicle, battery-charging vehicle, welding shop, tanker, field kitchen, mobile personnel shower and container transporter.

As with the SAMIL 20, the initial SAMIL 50 Mark I model was air-cooled, but the later SAMIL 50 Mark II was fitted with a lighter water-cooled ADE motor, a lighter fuel tank and a modified transmission. The Mark II has the same range of variants as the Mark I.

SAMIL 100

1983 SAMIL-100 Truckmaster, 6x6

1983 SAMIL-100 Truckmaster, 6×6

1984 SAMIL 100 carrying a Vulture UAV.

 SAMIL 100 carrying a Vulture UAV.

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Samil 100 Kwevoel Armoured Truck
Samil 100 Kwevoel Armoured Truck

samil 100a SAMIL logo Samil mounted ambulance for the SA Military Health Service. Samil ott-hunter1 Samil ott-hunter2 Samil ott-hunter-pat Samil Rhino mine-protected APC at Air Force Base Swartkop. Samil Tow-truck - JD SAMIL ZKT792 samil-logo samil-truck

That’s it.

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Author: Jeroen

In Dutch, my homelanguage: Ik ben Jeroen, tot januari 2015 was ik al dik 26 jaar werkzaam in een psychiatrisch ziekenhuis in een stad vlakbij Werelds grootste havenstad Rotterdam. Eerst als verpleegkundige/begeleider op high care, later op afdeling dubbeldiagnose (verslavingen) en ook nog een tijdje als administratief medewerker. Ik heb een spierziekte "Poli Myositis" (alle spieren zijn ontstoken) daardoor weinig energie. Sinds augustus 2015 is daarbij de diagnose Kanker gesteld, en ben ik helemaal arbeidsongeschikt geworden en zit middenin de behandelfase. Gelukkig ben ik daarnaast getrouwd, vader, en opa, en heb de nodige hobby's. Een daarvan is transportmiddelen verzamelen en daarmee een blog schrijven. Dit blog begon met bussen, maar nu komen ook sleepboten, auto's trucks en dergelijke aan bod. Kijk en geniet met me mee, reageer, en vul gerust aan. Fouten zal ik ook graag verbeteren. In English: I'm Jeroen, till januari 2015 I was already 26 years working as a nurse in a psychiatric hospital, near Rotterdam, Worlds biggest harbour with more than 98 nationalities living within it's borders. First I worked on closed high care ward and the last years on a ward with mainly addicted people. I liked my work very much. In 2007 I got ill. I got the diagnose Poli Myositis, a musscle dissease. Al my mussles are inflamed. And last august I got another diagnose. Cancer. It's plaveicelcel carcinoma and treated with Chemo and radioation. So I've even less energy than the last years. Still I try to make something of my life and the blog is helping with surviving with some pleasure.

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