( I would love to pick one of these up on surplus )
The have armored G wagons with air and auto:
Cruising in Kabul, Army style…
G-WAGONCanadian troops in Kabul have taken delivery of 60 new Mercedes
Benz G-Wagons and are already putting the vehicles to good use on patrols.
The first 60 of the 802 G-Wagons acquired by the Army to form part of
its Light Utility Vehicle Wheeled fleet arrived in Afghanistan between
March 5 and 13. Dedicated to operationally tasked field units—both
Regular and Reserve Force—and training establishments, the G-Wagon will
be used to provide tactical transport in the fields of command and
control, liaison, reconnaissance and military police.
You only need to take one look at the new 4x4 to appreciate the sharp
and rugged style of the G-Wagon. With its 2.7 litre, 5-cylinder
turbocharged diesel engine, near a ton of plated armour and bulletproof
glass, and almost a half-metre of ground clearance, it has nothing on
your normal SUV.
G-WAGONThose who had the chance to test drive it on the 20 km trip from
the Kabul airport to Camp Julien were unanimous: The G-Wagon is robust,
drives smoothly and leave you with a confident feeling of security. It
has many advantages over similar vehicles.
One of those advantages is the armour protection systems kit. Tailor
designed so complete sections of the vehicle—such as doors and
windshield—can be removed and replaced by armoured modules, it will
provide NATO level 1 protection against small arms and protection
against hand grenades and anti-personnel mines. Additional armoured
components are included to protect the floor, roof and rear wall of the
A total of 802 G-Wagons and 160 armour protection systems are being
supplied to the CF by Mercedes Benz Canada through the $130.4-million
contract awarded in October 2003. In addition, 1 061 militarized
commercial off-the-shelf (MILCOTS) Silverado (4x4) vehicles in three
variants—basic, cable layers and military police—are being acquired from
General Motors and will be distributed to both Regular and Reserve Force
units across the country to replace the Iltis.
Beyond the 60 G-Wagons already received by troops deployed in Kabul, an
additional 40 will be delivered to the CF shortly, and the remainder of
the fleet will be fielded over the next several months to units in Canada.
Already, the vehicles are put to good use. They are cruising the streets
of Kabul in lieu of some of the Iltis and LAV III,giving our personnel a
distinct feeling of safety and a professional look.
G-WAGON TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
VARIANTS: 3 (basic, command and reconnaissance, military police)
TYPE: 4 Pax Station Wagon
DRIVETRAIN: 4X4 permanent all-wheel drive, 5-speed automatic
TIRES: Michelin XZL 8.25R16 with optional run-flat inserts.
FORDING ABILITY: 600 mm
GROUND CLEARANCE: 43.9 cm
SIDE SLOPE ANGLE: 30º
APPROACH ANGLE: 40º
GRADEABILITY: 60 percent
PAYLOAD: 1 500 kg max. (incl APS)
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