Gelaendewagen - Page 2




 
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January 18th, 2005  
Pete031
 
 
No to sure yet... They are yet to be issued to Units in Canada...
January 18th, 2005  
Pollux
 
We use the G-Wagons for years, and they are very reliable.
they are designed to move in narrow forest paths, and not for speeding over plains, so the motorisation is quite ok...could be better, but its ok
March 31st, 2005  
Pete031
 
 
Well I am in the midst of being qualified on our G-Wagon or LUVW (Light Utility Vehicle, Wheeled) right now, seems pretty capable, Recce platoon and sniper platoon are adopting them as our main vehicles... I'm hoping to be a gunner on one. We will mount the GPMG on them I am pretty sure...
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April 1st, 2005  
Whispering Death
 
 
Why not just use the tried and true humvee? What, ya'll anti-American?
April 1st, 2005  
r031Button
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Whispering Death
Why not just use the tried and true humvee? What, ya'll anti-American?
It think it's something about the humours presenting too agressive an image, yeah...it would be "too american".:P
April 1st, 2005  
chewie_nz
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Whispering Death
Why not just use the tried and true humvee? What, ya'll anti-American?

probably the same reason many countries haven't bought them, too big, too thirsty, too american, just generally not the right vehicle for the job the country has in mind
April 1st, 2005  
Pete031
 
 
Well, The Humvee can be to big, thats the problem. A lot of the countries we go to have very narrow streets, or they are jammed with locals, so a more narrow vehicle is better suited for that. Plus technology is always changing, I'm not sure how modern the Humvee is anymore. And if you look at some of the American specialist units, I believe the Rangers and Force Recon are using Land Rovers instead of Hummers for certain tasks, the G-Wagon is more like a Land Rover.
April 1st, 2005  
Shadowalker
 
 
the US marines us g-wagens, and US army rangers use land rovers.
April 1st, 2005  
Whispering Death
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pete031
Well, The Humvee can be to big, thats the problem. A lot of the countries we go to have very narrow streets, or they are jammed with locals
Well, that's why you run an M1A2 down the road to crush everything that's in the way

Oh, is that too American too?
April 2nd, 2005  
cPFC/SAJROTC
 
I'd say that Hummers could still be useful under most circumstances, because they're capable of taking a ton of abuse and still bringing the fight to the enemy. But I agree, in 3rd world countries or even in crowded cities, the HMMWV is just too large a vehicle to be truely effective, they dont turn as sharply and they are gas-guzzlers.

Although, I haven't heard of many a HMMWV being flipped by an IED or RPG (not saying it hasn't happened, but it's HARDER to do). I'd say HMMWVs still do their jobs magnificently, and they're adaptable too (.50 cal, 105mm Grenade Launcher, TOW Missile, SLAMRAAM, Avenger and Ambulance to name a few), they are so adaptable and well fit, that according to Military.com/Soldiertech, the US Army is experimenting with a new variant HMMWV that uses a spread-focus laser beam to detonate IEDs and Mines from a distance in Afghanistan and is being deployed to Iraq currently:

http://www.military.com/soldiertech/...Laser,,00.html