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gl LKW Geländewagen (G-Wagen)/

Puch-G Utility Vehicle

Norwegian GD290 "G-Wagen"


Specifications

Country of Origin/Used by: Austria, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Norway, USA (and MANY other countries)
First Produced/Service Dates: 1979
Manufactured by: Mercedes-Benz and Steyr-Daimler-Puch AG
Crew: 4
Armament: As fitted by user.  A common weapon mounted would be a 7.62mm Light Machine Gun.
Engine: (4/5) Cylinder
Miscellaneous Info: The Austrian Military Version is called the "Puch G" and the German version is called the "G-Wagen" and/or "Wolf" (shortened from Geländewagen, or cross-country vehicle). The French firm Peugeot also produced a vehicle heavily based upon the design, designated the P4 Vehicule Leger Tout-Terrain (VLTT). The G-Wagen design comes in a variety of versions including long & short wheel based vehicles, soft/hard topped as well as custom fitted for Special Forces use.  Examples of that type of vehicle are the Austrian Sandviper SOV, German Serval AGF and the USMC's Interim Fast Attack Vehicle (IFAV).
Data Sheet Available:   None Available

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
Mercedes-Benz GD270? "G-Wagen" Photos (Hungary) Luis Pitarch - Spain
  Mercedes-Benz GD290 "G-Wagen" Photo - And Above (Norway) Luis Pitarch
Puch G Utility Vehicle Photos Rainer Tunkowitsch - Vienna, Austria

References Available

Online

Reference Source/Provider
"Cruising Kabul, Army Style" (Canadian G-Wagens) Canadian Army Website
Mercedes G-Wagen Information and Photos Army Technology.Com Website
Mercedes G-Wagen Information and Photos Website
"Mercedes-Benz 240GD in Greek Service"  By Tasos Tsiplakos Armored Car - The Wheeled Fighting Vehicle Journal (Issue #34)
USMC Mercedes G-Wagen Interim Fast Attack Vehicle Information and Photos Olive Drab.Com Website

Printed

Reference Author
Battle Griffin: Multinational Excercise in the Land of the Vikings (Tankograd Publishing) Clemens Niesner
Danske Haeren: The Vehicles of the Modern Danish Land Forces (Tankograd Publishing) Clemens Niesner
Encyclopedia of Modern US Military Tactical Vehicles Carl Schulze
GECON-ISAF: The Vehicles of the Modern German Army in Afghanistan (Tankograd Publishing) Clemens Niesner
IFOR: Vehicles of the Multinational Peacekeeping Operation 1995-1996 (Tankograd Publishing) Carl Schulze
"IFAV: Interim Fast Attack Vehicle (USMC)" (2nd Quarter 2011 Issue of Militarfahrzeug Magazine  -Tankograd Publishing) Gordon Arthur

"Into the Archives: G-Spot" (June 2006 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine)

Shaun Connors
ISAF Vehicles: Afghanistan 2007 (Kabul and Kandahar Area) (Mushroom Model Publications) Dick Taylor
Koninklijke Landmacht: Vehicles of the Modern Royal Netherlands Army RNLA  (Tankograd Publishing) Clemens Niesner
NATO Response Forces (Tankograd Publishing) Clemens Niesner
  "On the Prowl" (September 2014 Issue of Airfix Model World Magazine) Garry Tobiss
Panzertruppe 2010: German Panzer Forces in the 21st Century (Tankograd Publishing) Peter Blume

"Three-Pointed Star" (January 2010 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine)

Shaun Connors

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
Mercedes-Benz Lkw gl leicht "G-Wagen Wolf" (short wheel base) Model Kit (3069) Revell of Germany 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic
Puch G/KP Model Kit (125) HSV 1/35 Vacuform
Puch G/KP (MilStr - Military Police Version) Model Kit (126) HSV 1/35 Vacuform
Puch G/LP Model Kit (127) HSV 1/35 Vacuform
Puch G/LF Model Kit (128) HSV 1/35 Vacuform
       
Aftermarket Set Manufacturer Scale Other Information
Mercedes G-Wagen Wolf Update Set(35379) ADV/Azimut 1/35 Multi-Media Set; For RoG Model Kit
Mercedes G-Wagen Wolf Wheel Set (35378) ADV/Azimut 1/35 Resin; For RoG Model Kit
Mercedes G-Wagen Wolf "Lang" (Long Wheel Based) Conversion (35170) ADV/Azimut 1/35 Multi-Media Set; For RoG Model Kit

USMC IFAV Conversion (AZI35118)

ADV/Azimut 1/35 Multi-Media Set; For RoG Model Kit

US SEAL IFAV Conversion

ADV/Azimut 1/35 Multi-Media Set; For RoG Model Kit
Wolf Window Masks (D356048) Echelon Fine Details 1/35 For Revell of Germany Model Kit

Mercedes G-Wagen "Wolf" Mirrors (357131)

Echelon Fine Details

1/35

For Revell of Germany Model Kit; "Peel and Stick" Series.

The Mercedes 240GD in Hellenic Service Markings Set (LM 35001) LM Model 1/35 Decals.

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider