Military-Vehicles: Re: [MV] UNIMOG in the water

Re: [MV] UNIMOG in the water

Andreas Mehlhorn (
Fri, 17 Oct 97 20:51 MET DST

The normal UNIMOG is not amphibious, but it can ford through
1.2 metres (4 feet) deep water without any modification.
The only thing you have to do before is to engage the four-wheel-
drive. When you do this, the gearboxes and the drivetrain is
set under air pressure of 0,3 bar (5 psi) to keep any water

When we check these vehicles, we have to check this air pressure,
because if the pressure regulator is damaged and the pressure
becomes to high, the air will blow out the shaft sealing rings
of the axle.

The new UNIMOG (after 1978) is probably the best vehicle for
heavy off road conditons in the 2 tons payload class (an this
means 2 tons payload in heavy off road conditions). It is
an expensive toy. A new UNIMOG costs minimum US-$ 120,000.- but
with some equipment US-$ 250.000,- are absolutely no problem.
As fas as I know a new civilian HUMMER costs US-$ 80,000.- in


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