Gelaendewagen




 
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January 9th, 2005  
Pete031
 
 

Topic: Gelaendewagen


The Canadian military has recently adopted the G-wagon as its jeep to replace the Iltis... I know that the G-wagon is used by many countries right now and I'm wondering what you guys think about it,
Thanks
January 9th, 2005  
Redleg
 
 
We use the MB 240/290 GD in the Norwegian Army.
The MB 240 is ok on roads, but pretty useless in terrain (and steep hills).
The engine is too small, so it's not easy to manoeuvre if you fill it up with gear and soldiers..
The 290 is a bit better, I kinda like that one actually..

We do also have several different "special" versions of it, like armored versions and ambulances.
January 9th, 2005  
Pete031
 
 
I believe the one we purchased is the G270 CDI
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January 9th, 2005  
Redleg
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pete031
I believe the one we purchased is the G270 CDI
Do you have a link to any info about it?
Not heard of that one before..
January 9th, 2005  
Pete031
 
 
here is a link....
http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/a.../04/c7166.html
January 10th, 2005  
rOk
 
 
I'd say good buy, our cops and the military uses them along with hummers.
The compressor in the engine should help at solving the problems Redleg mentioned.
January 10th, 2005  
Redleg
 
 
Looks like it's a better buy than our MB-240s..
January 10th, 2005  
Pete031
 
 
Yeah? I hope it works out....
January 11th, 2005  
r031Button
 
 
If nothing else, they can't possibly be any worse then the Iltis. I still don't like the idea of giving them to reserve units for armoured Recce though.
January 15th, 2005  
Shadowalker
 
 
How does the off road capability compare to the Land Rover and other military 4x4s