Unimog U5000 trucks
Unimog U5000 trucks

Brazilian Navy Buys 90 Unimog U5000 Trucks for Its Marine Corps

On November 24, the Brazilian Navy (Marinha do Brasil) formally purchased 90 UNIMOG 5000 4×4 military trucks from the German company Daimler Truck AG , including troops and material transport vehicles, water and fuel tanks, refrigerators and tippers, will be delivered to its Marine Corps (Corpo de Fuzileiros Navais, CFN) from 2021 to 2027. The new state of the art vehicles are suitable for any terrain and are especially suitable for amphibious operations carried out by Brazilian Marine Corps (Corpo de Fuzileiros Navais CFN) troops. The acquisition follows the recently signed contract to procure 12 Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTVs).

Manufactured by German company Daimler, Unimog U5000 vehicles have a permissible load capacity of 5t. The all-terrain Unimog U 5000 owes its high torsional flexibility to a flexible frame design incorporating two U-section side members with welded tubular cross-members. Standard equipment includes portal axles at the front and rear with differential locks, wheel hub drive, wishbones, a torque tube, coil springs, telescopic shock absorbers and stabilisers at the front and rear. The portal ­axles and the cranked frame with a diagonal torsional flexibility of up to 600 mm ensure a high ground clearance with a low centre of gravity at all times, while keeping all the wheels on the ground.

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The Unimog has a long tradition with the armed forces, starting in 1956 with the Unimog S and successfully continuing with tens of thousands of vehicles delivered right up to the present day. Officially, the Unimog was never meant to be a military vehicle, in fact, Allied permission to develop the Unimog was granted only because Albert Friedrich, inventor of the Unimog, ensured, that the Unimog would not have any military purpose. However, the Unimog has always been a military vehicle. The military Unimogs are used as troop transportation vehicles, ambulances, and mobile command centers equipped with military communications equipment.

The military Unimogs are used as troop transportation vehicles, ambulances, and mobile command centers equipped with military communications equipment. The United States Marine Corps and United States Army uses the Unimog 419 as an engineer tractor, while the United States Army also uses Unimog vehicles to access remote installations. In total, 2416 Unimog 419 were made, and only used by United States Forces. Modern Unimogs also serve as military vehicles, and the current Unimog 437.4 chassis is used for the ATF Dingo. More than 5,500 Unimogs are in active service in the Turkish Armed Forces. They were produced by Mercedes-Benz Türk.

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