Four Mercedes-Benz military vehicles to debut at Eurosatory 2010

  • 12:00 AM, June 10, 2010
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Mercedes-Benz will be displaying four world debuts at EUROSATORY 2010. The all-wheel-drive Actros 4151 AK 8x8 Recovery provides Level 4 ballistic protection and Level 4b mine protection according to STANAG 4569. The systems of the armored Actros 4151 AK 8x8 have been further optimized on the basis of many years of experience. Another new development is the FGA 14.5 chassis, which is the latest and most high-performance platform for protected command and special-purpose vehicles. The third innovation — the LAPV 6.X concept vehicle — will augment the very mobile LAPV 5.4 light armored patrol vehicles from the G-Class. Series production of these vehicles for the German military will commence soon. The fourth world-class innovation is the 7.X concept vehicle, which combines the properties of two different Mercedes-Benz model series. As is the case with the two lighter LAPVs, the vehicle’s engine/transmission and cockpit are taken from the G-Class, while the frame and the axles are from the Unimog range. Also on show will be an Actros and a Zetros from the test series for the Australian military’s Overlander project. A German army version of the all-wheel-drive Atego 1018 4x4 will also be on display as a representative of the vast array of Mercedes- Benz trucks in military use.
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