Rhodesian Mine Protection


On the morning after the attack on Whistlefield Farm in Centenary on 22 December 1972 an F250 vehicle of Support Group, RLI hit a landmine. The rear wheel detonation led to the death – two days later – of Corporal Moore and the loss of both legs of Trooper Botha both of whom were sitting in the back. This experience led to the wonderful sequence of mine protection modifications to Rhodesian vehicles.



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