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April 8, 2010:  Germany has ordered another 41 Dingo 2 wheeled armored vehicles. German troops in Afghanistan are enthusiastic users of the Dingo 2. Germany has ordered over 400 Dingoes so far. The Dingo 2 is a four wheeled, 12 ton, armored version of the classic Mercedes-Benz UNIMOG truck series, and carries up to eight personnel. Top speed is 90 kilometers per hour, and the armor protection can handle mines, roadside bombs and small arms fire.

Dingo 2 is roughly similar in size and capability to an armored hummer, but much heavier. The German Dingo is armed with a remote control (from inside the vehicle) 7.62mm machine-gun. Dingo 2s cost about half a million dollars each. Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic and Luxembourg also use the Dingo.

 

 


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