Brazilian Marine Corps Receives First 6 Daimler's UNIMOG U5000 Trucks
Brazilian Marine Corps Receives First 6 Daimler's UNIMOG U5000 Trucks

Brazilian Marine Corps Receives First 6 Daimler’s UNIMOG U5000 Trucks

The Brazilian Marine Corps (Corpo de Fuzileiros Navais) has received the first 6 of 90 Unimog U5000 ordered from Daimler AG. On November 24, the Brazilian Navy (Marinha do Brasil) formally purchased military trucks 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 troops.

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. 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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Brazilian Marine Corps Receives First 6 Daimler's UNIMOG U5000 Trucks
Brazilian Marine Corps Receives First 6 Daimler’s UNIMOG U5000 Trucks

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 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.

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