$500,000 dollar armored UNIMOG!

This is what I need for my morning commute:
( It looks a bit small to be based on a UNIMOG )
( see link for pictures ) http://www.defense-update.com/products/d/dingo-kmw.htm
The Dingo APV was designed to provide a safe and secure multi-purpose vehicle for military and peacekeeping operations. The Dingo 2 is an air transportable, armored mine-proof vehicle, based on a commercial Unimog U1550L chassis produced by DaimlerChrysler, designed for high mobility in any type of terrain.
Dingo II as displayed at Eurosatory 2004. Note remote controlled FLIR recce payload installed on top.The vehicle is fitted with an armored cage protecting the passengers, engine compartment, fuel tank and cargo bay. The modular, repairable armor provides all-round protection against all types of hand-held weapons, as well as artillery fragments up to 155mm. In addition, the DINGO is fitted with an oblique "blast deflector" floor, providing crew protection against heavy anti-tank (AT), EFP (Explosive Formed Penetration) mines and anti-personnel (AP) mines. It is designed to travel at speeds of up to 100 km/h (62mph), has a range of 1000 km (621 miles), is air transportable by C-130 and C-160 aircraft and can be airlifted by CH47/CH53 helicopters.
Krauss-Maffei Wegmann Dingo All Protected Vehicle So far the German Army ordered 145 Dingo I and II vehicles for its rapid deployment units, currently operating with KFOR in Kosovo and Macedonia and with coalition forces in Afghanistan. Two versions of the Dingo 2 will be offered, with wheel bases of 3,250 (short version) and 3,850mm (long version), tailored for a variety of transport and carrier configurations designed for reconnaissance, command and control, ambulance, mission platform, forward air control and other missions.
The DINGO 2 is based on the Unimog 5000 chassis. The diesel powered vehicle is offered in two versions - the short (3.25m' wheel base) and long (3.85m' wheel base) which can carry eight fully equipped troops. The Dingo-2 can be fitted with an overhead weapon station, and has an integral collective NBC (nuclear, biological, chemical) protection and air-conditioning system. Other integral systems include GPS navigation, rear-view camera, ABS, as well as radio and internal communications systems.
The vehicle has an authorized total weight of 9,200 kg for a payload of 1,200 kg plus five fully equipped soldiers. The German Bundeswehr is arming its Dingo version with an under-armor operated 7.62 mm machine gun. Alternatively, a .50 cal. machine gun or a 40-mm automatic grenade-launcher can be mounted on the same weapon station. The German Army requirement for Dingo is over 450 units which are expected to be the stretched version of the Dingo-2. Textron Systems has secured local production license for a similar Dingo 2 vehicle in the US for domestic and foreign military sales contracts. The Israel Defense Forces has already secured funding in its five year plan (2005-2008) for the procurement of 60 Dingo-2 vehicles. Dingos will be operated in the West bank, replacing existing locally manufactured light armored vehicles such as Sufa and Abir. The estimated cost per unit is $500,000. The IDF requested 103 vehicles which also reflect test vehicles and options for additional batches over the 60 originally planned. The total cost amounts to $99 million, to be financed by US military aid.
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greek_philosophizer wrote:

S-Class rules! ;-)
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Juergen P.S.: In case you need to carry around a _serious_ amount of cash this is nice
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