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Date registered: Nov 2011
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MERCEDES BENZ IN MILITARY
The ADF in Australia has just bought the range of G class Mercs.
Down here we are used to the land Rovers.
Apart from yet another blow out cost in Australian Politics it is good to see
the Mercs up and running for our Army.
They are mostly meant for Humanitarian aid, I myself personally would take this machine to the absolute full capacity that it can handle, and otherwise would expect that it should perform in suspension and axle areas to a superior capability.
I am not sure yet if it they have intercoolers, I would expect they do, very hot conditions here in Australia.
For 220,000 dollars per unit one would hope that they can withstand
a longer time between oil changes.
The kilowatts, 135 only, is a vehicle that is mainly used in cleanups and assistance.
Won't be seeing these around Malaysia, Africa or Afghanistan. Not really meant for combat.
Maybe just meant to look like a Hospital on wheels in the bush.
Toyota Land Rover can still do the job, they are hard to flip over even on sandy slopes.
Last edited by ThePrimeShot; 09-18-2012 at 07:45 AM.