Requalification: 5 military vehicles that have become civil

April 24, 2015 at 14:31

During the armed conflict happens that conventional cars used for military purposes. But history is littered with examples where the machines created originally for the army, eventually took on a new life in the civil automotive industry.

Jeep Wrangler picture

Jeep Wrangler pics

Jeep
The most famous example of such retraining can be called car Jeep.
At first they sold under the name Willys MB and Ford GPW, but over time this model was nicknamed Jeep, which became in 1950 a full-fledged brand.

Hummer H2 pics

Hummer H2 picture

Hummer
In the late seventies, the Pentagon has matured decision to initiate the development of an army vehicle, which would have a solid size and was much more passable than the Jeep. Create a new US military SUV was entrusted AM General in 1979, and in 1981 there has been the HMMWV in service.

Knight XV picture

Knight XV pics

Knight XV
Civil Knight XV SUV experienced a series of retraining before being brought before us in its present form. It all began with the appearance in 1999 of freight cars Ford Super Duty (Ford F550). On its platform Canadian company Terradyne Armored Vehicles Inc. began producing armored vehicles for military purposes with the name GURKHA.

Mercedes-Benz G-Class Professional picture

Mercedes-Benz G-Class Professional pics

Mercedes-Benz G-Class Professional
The model is adapted to the civilian version of the military need an SUV with an index of 461. In the free market, she enrolled in 2010, and first offered, such as the military.

Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen pics

Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen picture

Mercedes-Benz G-Class G-Wagen
Mercedes-Benz has signed military contracts for the vehicle at the end of 1970 and invited the civilian version in 1979.

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