António Brás Nunes has done it again. He has produced the Selous Scouts pigs used on numerous external operations into Mozambique against ZANLA bases and camps.

Also included is a Rhodesian SAS ambush protected Unimog. The SAS PIG is mounted with 12,7 HMGs. I actually have two of these vehicles but I believe there was only one ever produced. A what if scenario!

Note SAS vehicles were usually used with Rhodesian camouflage.

The vehicles are resin with metal parts and fit together very easily with a rapid epoxy resin glue.

It is a shame we have not yet got the SAS ‘Hot Lips’ which was the other Rhodesian ambush protected vehicle used on externals and operations in general. I believe there were two of them.

The Selous Scouts PIG which were two in number were used to lead external column operations to deflect RPG 7 and 75mm RL or B10 RL fire.

One was mounted with a home produced 20mm cannon from ex Vampire weapon stokes.

The second vehicle was mounted with twin 50 cal Brownings. Note both vehicles also had two MAGs mounted.

Anyway well done Antonio and Shaun at S & S Models for producing these excellent vehicles. A must for any Rhodesian Bush War gamer operating in 20mm and wants to do external raids

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    • Hi Pete yes they are nice models but I adjusted the weaponry on the Selous Scouts pigs. One had a twin 50 cal mounting with shield well forward and the other a 20mm cannon taken from a Vampire. The Rhodesian special forces utilized these 20mm weapons as they were spare and gave them an advantage in ambushes.
      The SAS vehicle was mounted with a 12,7 HMG and you could put two MAGs as well. I believe only one was built but I intend having a few. A what if scenario.
      They were used to lead columns and the ballistic protection would mean they could defeat ambushes.

      If the war had continued beefed up column operations were going to be the norm with MPCVs, artillery and tanks. Our 1RAR battle Group is an example of that but in 1981. Our CO considered we could have gone to Nairobi and none of the African states could have stopped us.

      • pete note the raised roof over the drivers compartment. this was only found on the twin 50cal Selous Scouts pig, but the other has a flat roof cover. check the photos i posted.

        I am going to have a go at making the SAS Hot Lips vehicles of which there were two built.

  1. Paul Napier

    I seriously doubt any on the Rodef 25 with locally built bodies were capable of deflecting RPG 7, 75mm RL or B10 RL fire. Small arms fire yes but projectiles fired by those three weapons.

    • Hi Paul. Sorry I didnt see your comment. You are probably right and it was probably more ballistic protection in this case, but I think the hope was the angled plate might deflect such projectiles. A solid strike would have been curtains for any of these vehicles, The Special Forces relied more on surprise and speed. There were instances where angled plate on MAPs did deflect RPG. There was one particular RPG Gunner who was so accurate he hit a number of vehicles in the engine grill but the RPG rockets got hung up. There were also instance of solid strikes. All the best John Hop

  2. Hi Paul an interesting note is that one of our RAR soldiers C Coy 1RAR was hit in the helmet by an RPG7 during the Entumbane Battles in 1981. The RPG7 exploded injuring his side and arm severely but he made a full recovery. He was casevaced out and survived to tell the tale.

  3. Hi Paul. Another interesting anecdote was that when the Puma MAP came out. One of our RAR soldiers who was on his own, drove into an ambush, stopped in the killing ground, against standing orders and returned fire and a lot of verbal abuse at the Gooks. With honor served he drove off.

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