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I just read on another forum that DaimlerChrysler has contracted with the Indian Company "Bajaj" to build the military G's after the Graz line shuts down.

Anyone have definite confirmation of refutation of this? Harald??
 

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If that is true will the 90% cut in labourcosts also mean 90% cut in quality, that is the question [?]
 

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I see no information leading me to see Thesaloniki shutting down. I do hope to get there later this summer to find out the real scoop. Their output has been ramping up I am told.


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There was a sory in the Arizona Republic yesterday front page business section 1/25/2005 about the US military evaluating new vehicales for the Armed Forces. The photo was a G461 two door cab with a pick-up utliity bed. :)

http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/business/articles/0125humvee25.html
 

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Gert - 1/26/2005 4:32 PM

If that is true will the 90% cut in labourcosts also mean 90% cut in quality, that is the question [?]

I dont think there is a way to post a pps file here .

It is an example between the quality difference in European production and Idian one .

I can mail it if someone is interested send em a PO and i'll mail it to you .

Shebl .
 

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Whow, that certainly looked like special!
Incredibly wide track with and something that looks like CTIS on those wheels. Looks almost like that german G on a Unimog chassis or the portal axled G from Achleitner.
 

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Shebl - 1/27/2005 1:24 PM
I dont think there is a way to post a pps file here .

It is an example between the quality difference in European production and Idian one .

I can mail it if someone is interested send em a PO and i'll mail it to you .

Shebl .
You could zip it and put it on a webserver with a link to it from a post on this forum.
 

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That IS an G with Unimog-Portal-Axles .... I have seen it last summer at ORC when they where building this G up ...

Any more pics available!?
 

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4x4rancher - 2/21/2005 7:15 PM

The canadians have allready had these delivered and the British army has been using these for special ops since 1984.
Were you in that Corps with Bill?
 

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Thats the one 6 from left in group photo in front of Olympic stadium.
Here is a great shot of a pursuit taken from the rear window of a 230 G giving it all across the DDR military training area.
 

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Some where it is written by a very senior general that the G Wagen in BGS/BRIXMIS config was the best vehicle ever assigned to this op.
I have a copy some where in my stuff, I will dig it out.
Unlike the RAF who chose Range Rovers with the obvious consequences.
 

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BGS/BRIXMIS ??

4x4rancher - 2/20/2005 4:24 PM

Some where it is written by a very senior general that the G Wagen in BGS/BRIXMIS config was the best vehicle ever assigned to this op.
I have a copy some where in my stuff, I will dig it out.
Unlike the RAF who chose Range Rovers with the obvious consequences.
Translation for us non-military types?
 

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RE: BGS/BRIXMIS ??

BGS = Bundesgrenzschuetz or Border Patrol
BRIXMIS = http://www.brixmis.co.uk/English/frames.html


Excellent captions and photos Rancher. I would love to have a beer with you some time so I could hear some of these stories.

I have played along sections of the old border in Northern Bavaria near Wurzbach. This is one of the best ways to offroad and avoid the authorities in this part of Germany. :)

All of the old border tracks we have driven on were lined with two equidistant 1m wide concrete pads. They prefabricated them with perforations to lower costs/weight and then laid these pads for miles so that the border patrols could drive on them. I've always wondered if it is like this along the whole border or just in certain areas?

Keep the photos coming.

Thanks,

-Sean Philyaw
 
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