Rooikat MTTD

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RANK VI USSR
T-72AV (TURMS-T) PACK
This page is about the British light tank Rooikat MTTD. For other versions, see Rooikat (Family).
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Rooikat MTTD
AB RB SB
8.7 8.7 8.7
Class:
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Purchase:590 000 Specs-Card-Lion.png
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Description

The Rooikat MTTD is a rank VI British light tank with a battle rating of 8.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Ixwa Strike".

General info

Survivability and armour

ESS
Creation of a smoke screen in the direction of movement of the vehicle
Armourfront / side / back
Hull25 / 25 / 20
Turret25 / 25 / 15
Crew3 people
Visibility84 %

The Rooikat MTTD can generally be considered to be lightly armoured. The frontal armour can resists machinegun fire, or autocannons from long-range and at an angle. Side armour can be penetrated by machine guns larger than 12.7 mm at close range, with the rear armour being even weaker. A somewhat spacious hull allows for poorly aimed shots to potentially fail to hit any critical modules, but chemical rounds will destroy the vehicle through overpressure. The turret features recessed crew members, allowing for careful use of the gun depression to only expose the gun and auto-loader ammo rack when hull-down. Chemical rounds may very well still trigger overpressure when hitting the turret, or detonating the turret ammo rack. The Rooikat MTTD features poor overall armour and survivability, and should use the vehicle's mobility to avoid the possibility of receiving a hit in the first place. The vehicle also inherits the stock brown-yellow camouflage from the rest of the South Africa line, allowing the vehicle to be easily spotted on non-desert maps.

Armour type:

  • Rolled homogeneous armour (hull, turret)
  • Wheel (tires, torsion bars)
Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull 25 mm (77°) Upper glacis - Centre
10 mm (75°) Upper glacis - Sides
30 mm (23°) Lower glacis - Centre
10 mm (23°) Lower glacis - Sides
20 mm (25°) Top
25 mm (9°) Bottom
20 mm Upper centre
20 mm (29°) Lower centre
25 mm (13°) Front glacis - Centre
10 mm (15°) Front glacis - Sides
20 mm (0-13°) Driver compartment
10 mm Crew compartment
5 mm Radiator vents
Turret 15-25 mm (0-79°) Turret front
50 mm Gun mantlet
10-25 mm 10 mm (0-17°) 10-15 mm (0-11°)

Notes:

  • Tires and torsion bar are 10 mm thick.
  • Belly is 15 mm thick.

Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB134 / 41 km/h
RB and SB121 / 37 km/h
Number of gears12 forward
4 back
Weight28.5 t
Engine power
AB1 082 hp
RB and SB567 hp
Power-to-weight ratio
AB38.0 hp/t
RB and SB19.9 hp/t
Game Mode Max Speed (km/h) Weight (tons) Engine power (horsepower) Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Forward Reverse Stock Upgraded Stock Upgraded
Arcade 134 41 28.5 805 1082 28.25 37.96
Realistic 121 37 501 567 17.58 19.89

The Rooikat MTTD features extremely good mobility, with limitations. The engine will power the vehicle to a top speed of 130 km/h (AB) / 120 km/h (RB/SB) on roads, though the average speed is around 35 to 55 km/h off road. The wheeled chassis will allow to turn the vehicle without losing too much speed, though the size of the vehicle means it will have a large turn radius, and it lacks the ability to perform neutral steering. Like for most armoured cars, snow, sand, and dirt will bring this vehicle to a crawl (<10 km/h in RB/SB). Performance on any sort of hill or incline is poor with low traction, making some normally accessible slopes impossible to climb. Although the vehicle is capable of high speeds, care should be taken to plan and familiarize map routes that will allow this vehicle to reach an advantageous position quickly. The vehicle characteristics favour open, rural maps over urban maps. When on urban maps, the vehicle's large turning radius will hamper its freedom of movement in narrow streets and between buildings.

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB3 900 → 6 271 Sl icon.png
RB5 300 → 8 522 Sl icon.png
SB5 290 → 8 506 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications188 300 Rp icon.png
316 000 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost2 600 Ge icon.png
Crew training170 000 Sl icon.png
Experts590 000 Sl icon.png
Aces2 100 Ge icon.png
Research Aces950 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
90 / 140 / 150 % Sl icon.png
220 / 220 / 220 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Mobility Protection Firepower
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Tires
Research:
10 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
16 000 Sl icon.png
370 Ge icon.png
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Suspension
Research:
7 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
12 000 Sl icon.png
280 Ge icon.png
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Brake System
Research:
7 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
12 000 Sl icon.png
280 Ge icon.png
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Filters
Research:
10 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
16 000 Sl icon.png
370 Ge icon.png
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Transmission
Research:
13 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
20 000 Sl icon.png
480 Ge icon.png
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Engine
Research:
13 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
20 000 Sl icon.png
480 Ge icon.png
Mods tank tool kit.png
Parts
Research:
3 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
16 000 Sl icon.png
370 Ge icon.png
Mods extinguisher.png
FPE
Research:
2 300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
12 000 Sl icon.png
280 Ge icon.png
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Crew Replenishment
Research:
10 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
16 000 Sl icon.png
370 Ge icon.png
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Horizontal Drive
Research:
10 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
16 000 Sl icon.png
370 Ge icon.png
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ESS
Research:
10 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
16 000 Sl icon.png
370 Ge icon.png
Mods tank cannon.png
Adjustment of Fire
Research:
7 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
12 000 Sl icon.png
280 Ge icon.png
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Airstrike
Research:
7 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
12 000 Sl icon.png
280 Ge icon.png
Mods tank ammo.png
105mm_usa_HESH_ammo_pack
Research:
7 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
12 000 Sl icon.png
280 Ge icon.png
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Elevation Mechanism
Research:
10 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
16 000 Sl icon.png
370 Ge icon.png
Mods scouting.png
Improved optics
Research:
10 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
16 000 Sl icon.png
370 Ge icon.png
Mods thermal sight.png
NVD
Research:
10 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
16 000 Sl icon.png
370 Ge icon.png
Mods art support.png
Artillery Support
Research:
13 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
20 000 Sl icon.png
480 Ge icon.png
Mods tank laser rangefinder.png
Laser rangefinder
Research:
13 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
20 000 Sl icon.png
480 Ge icon.png
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105mm_usa_M735_APDS_FS_ammo_pack
Research:
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Cost:
20 000 Sl icon.png
480 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Laser rangefinder
Reduces the error and increases the maximum measurable distance of the rangefinder
Night vision device
Improves visibility by enhancing natural light or active illumination.
Thermal imager
Allows to see thermal radiation in the infrared range day and night

Main armament

Two-plane stabilizer
Reduces the swing of the gun in two planes while moving
Autoloader
Automatically feeds projectiles into the breech. The speed does not depend on the skills of the loader
Ammunition32 rounds
First-order20 rounds
Reload6.7 s
Vertical guidance-10° / 20°
Main article: GT-7 (105 mm)
105 mm GT-7 Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 32 -10°/+20° ±180° Two-plane 35.2 48.8 59.2 65.5 69.7 6.70 6.70 6.70 6.70
Realistic 23.8 28.0 34.0 37.6 40.0

Ammunition

Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
DM12 HEATFS 400 400 400 400 400 400
DM502 HESH 127 127 127 127 127 127
DM23 APFSDS 337 335 330 322 314 306
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
Mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(m)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
DM12 HEATFS 1,173 10.5 0.05 0.1 1,270 65° 72° 77°
DM502 HESH 732 14.85 0.1 4 4,310 73° 77° 80°
DM23 APFSDS 1,455 3.79 N/A N/A N/A 78° 80° 81°

Ammo racks

Ammo racks of the Rooikat MTTD
Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
32 27 (+5) 21 (+11) (+31) No

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Autoloader mechanism offers reliable reload time
  • GT-7 cannon ballistics characteristics are competitive
  • The superb top speed of the Rooikat chassis remains
  • Equipped with features enhancing its combat capability: laser rangefinder, thermal imager, ESS and NVD
  • Crew location and good gun depression allows safer hull-down attacks

Cons:

  • Only 3 crew members
  • No secondary armament or coaxial machine gun
  • Mobility is heavily affected by uneven terrain, mud, snow, sand
  • Lacklustre power to weight ratio: struggles climbing slopes or rocks
  • GT-7 penetration is unreliable versus late Soviet MBT frontal armour as on T-72 (Family), T-80 (Family) or T-90A

History

The Rooikat Medium Turret Technology Demonstrator (MTTD) was a private venture to test the concept of a Rooikat-based 105 mm / 120 mm gun turret with an automatic loading system.

It used a regular production Rooikat hull with a completely new two-man turret. The loader/commander was positioned on the left side of the turret and the gunner was located on the right side, both in sunken positions allowing a low profile wedge shape for the turret where the crew was located. The main gun was in the centre, a 105 mm high pressure gun but it was intended also to test a 120 mm low pressure gun. The main gun was automatically loaded with ammunition from the turret bustle. An active protection system (APS) mock-up was located on the rear of the turret but was not functional. The Rooikat MTTD was only a demonstrator vehicle and never entered production.[1]

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References


Britain light tanks
A13  A13 Mk I · A13 Mk I (3rd R.T.R.) · A13 Mk II · A13 Mk II 1939
A15  Crusader II · Crusader "The Saint" · Crusader III
A17  Tetrarch I
IFV  Warrior
Wheeled  Daimler Mk II · AEC Mk II
Other  VFM5
South African 
SARC  SARC MkVI (2pdr) · SARC MkVI (6pdr)
Ratel  Ratel 90 · Ratel 20
Rooikat  Rooikat Mk.1D · Rooikat 105 · Rooikat MTTD
Other  Concept 3 · Eland 90 Mk.7
USA  Stuart I · Stuart III