The German Unimog Tactical Truck

The German Unimog Tactical Truck is a range of multi-purpose auto four wheel drive medium trucks produced by Mercedes-Benz, a division of Daimler AG.

The name Unimog is an acronym for the German “UNIversal-MOtor-Gerät”, Gerät being the German word for machine or device.

The first model was designed shortly after World War II to be used in agriculture as a self-propelled machine providing a power take-off to operate saws in forests or harvesting machines on fields. It was designed with permanent 4WD with equal size wheels in order to be driven on roads at higher speeds than standard farm tractors.

Apart from the German army, Unimogs have been used by many other nations as a supply truck capable of carrying a 2 tonne load. Its chassis is also used in a number of other military vehicles, such as the Dingo series MRAP.