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German Army and NATO Unimog Military Truck

Unimog: from the German name Universal-Motor-Gerät (Universal Motor Implement). The first UNIMOGs were delivered in 1949. In 1950 production was taken over by Daimler-Benz, just released from post-WW II Allied restrictions on truck production. Starting in the late 1970s, pecialized versions of the Unimog Model 406 were sold to the US military for combat engineering functions.

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Unimog S-404.  Photo courtesy Sindorf Trading Holland
Unimog S-404. Photo courtesy Sindorf Trading Holland.

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German Army & NATO Unimog Military Truck

Unimog S-404.  Photo courtesy Rich Sherman
Unimog S-404. Photo courtesy Rich Sherman.

Unimog S-404.  Photo courtesy Sindorf Trading Holland
Unimog S-404. Photo courtesy Sindorf Trading Holland.

Unimog S-404.  Photo courtesy Sindorf Trading Holland.
Unimog S-404. Photo courtesy Sindorf Trading Holland.

Unimog S-404.  Photo courtesy Sindorf Trading Holland
Unimog S-404. Photo courtesy Sindorf Trading Holland.

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