Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon armoured concept revealed

Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon armoured concept revealed

If you ever wanted to own a military-spec armoured vehicle the demise of Hummer would have come as a major blow. But don’t cry into your milk just yet because Mercedes has just introduced a new armoured truck concept to the international defence industry.  Named the Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon Light Armoured Patrol Vehicle 6.X the concept was shown off for the first time last month in Paris.

Based on another armoured vehicle called the LAPV 5.4, the 6.X can carry larger and heavier cargo, while offering better protection and increased agility. While powertrain details are scarce it uses a diesel mill that allows the concept to hit 150 km/h even when carrying 1,300 kilograms of weight.

In terms of protection it uses as armour plate design, that lets repair teams quickly remove and replace damaged pieces.  Additional armour plates can also be installed if things get real sketchy. The armour also protects the vehicle from land mines with plates that can be added at the LAPV’s floor.

Other special features on the off-roader include variable air shock absorbers that can be adjusted on the fly to provide up to 450mm of clearance. Hydraulic brakes with ventilated discs were also added to make rough terrain easier to handle.

By working in with the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company, Mercedes have fitted the LAPV out with a mobile command centre that uses a data recorder, communications system, and jamming system.

If you ever wanted to own a military-spec armoured vehicle the demise of Hummer would have come as a major blow. But don’t cry into your milk just yet because Mercedes has just introduced a new armoured truck concept to the international defence industry.  Named the Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon Light Armoured Patrol Vehicle 6.X the concept was shown off for the first time last month in Paris.

Based on another armoured vehicle called the LAPV 5.4, the 6.X can carry larger and heavier cargo, while offering better protection and increased agility. While powertrain details are scarce it uses a diesel mill that allows the concept to hit 150 km/h even when carrying 1,300 kilograms of weight.

In terms of protection it uses as armour plate design, that lets repair teams quickly remove and replace damaged pieces.  Additional armour plates can also be installed if things get real sketchy. The armour also protects the vehicle from land mines with plates that can be added at the LAPV’s floor.

Other special features on the off-roader include variable air shock absorbers that can be adjusted on the fly to provide up to 450mm of clearance. Hydraulic brakes with ventilated discs were also added to make rough terrain easier to handle.

By working in with the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company, Mercedes have fitted the LAPV out with a mobile command centre that uses a data recorder, communications system, and jamming system.

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