July 10, 2010

Get any where you want with the G-Wagon LAPV 6.X Concept

G-Wagon LAPV 6.X

If you’re thinking to discover things in the rougher part of town then the G-Wagon LAPV 6.X Concept from Mercedes-Benz would definitely fit for you. Intended at the global defense industry, Mercedes uncovered the Light Armored Patrol Vehicle 6.X Concept at the current Eurosatory 2010 defense industry trade show in Paris, France. Based on Mercedes’ G-Glass the LAPV 6.X claims greater agility, advanced protection and a better payload capacity than its counterpart, the LAPV 5.4.
Mercedes has been able to to minimize the LAPV’s weight to increase agility without compromising on payload capacity or protection for its occupants. Running a high torque common rail diesel engine, the 6.X is capable of 150km/h (93 mph) speeds while being able to transport 1.3 tons of cargo. Its monologue full steel body provides ballistic shield and sits upon a compressed 2850mm wheelbase, to give a 50 degree position of methodology and 45 degree angle of departure for increased mobility and off-road performance.
The vehicle’s modular armor plate system, which consists of a mine deflector plate on the floor, allows damaged plates to be removed quickly and be replaced with new or extra plates.
The variable lift front and rear coil-over air shock absorbers, which are adjustable while driving, help lift the LAPV 6.X to a ground clearance of 450mm (17.7-inches). This coupled with the performance hydraulic braking system and four ventilated disc brakes, give the LAPV 6.X the ability to tackle steep slopes, while an individual tire inflation system is able to detect ground conditions and adjust accordingly for the best traction.
To produce the vehicle Mercedes-Benz affiliated with the European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company N.V. (EADS), which supplied a number of military technologies for the vehicle.
These include:
  • a vehicle data recorder system to automatically document vital mission data such as position, data link and vehicle usage status
  • an integrated communication system for UHF or VHF bands including a mobile Tetrapol base station for radio coverage out of range of other networks
  • an integrated mobile command, control and information system for relaying commands through all levels
and a jamming system.


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