Seems to be there to support the equipment box, what is that for? It's another example of giving AFV's a big butt such as the Ajax, which seems to be a current trend.
Soldiers turn their vehicles into gypsie wagons anyway with sometimes very outrageous contraptions to.hold equipment. Better give them a space for their stuff.
A minor question that has bugged me for years, what is the point of the white cross all German AFV's have on there rears?
Convoy light. Never seen the X rather than the cross, though.
To further elaborate, the cross has a small light source installed that shows the following vehicle where the vehicle in front is driving when all lights are off in the dark.
Odd that they put an X instead of the regular +.
Edited by Panzermann, 16 May 2016 - 0809 AM.