1995, August 22: Mercedes-Benz Australia was awarded a $20.5M contract for 55 Unimog 2450L 6x6 recovery vehicles for the army. They will replace 1960's International F1 recovery vehicles (but not presumably the army's Mack 6x6 heavy recovery vehicles). This is the first military and fleet order for the Unimog 6x6, which has been available as a "special order" previously. The recovery vehicles will have air-conditioning, winches, lifting and towing gear, and a central tyre inflation system. The first vehicle will be delivered in April 1996 for testing. The vehicles should come into regular service between mid 1997 and July 1998.
Mercedes-Benz Unimog 2450L 6x6 1995
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