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From Algeria To Egypt, See The List Of Countries Whose Millitary Boasts Of Mercedes G-Class In Its Fleets

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Through the years, countries, including Egypt, Austria and Germany, have used the millitary version of the Mercedes G-Class SUV as a military vehicle, ambulance vehicle, or as armed vehicle.

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The Mercedes G-Class, sometimes called G-Wagen (short for Geländewagen) is manufactured by Magna Steyr in Austria and sold by Mercedes-Benz. The SUV, which has been sold under the Puch name as Puch G, is a favourite amongst celebrities.

The boxy Mercedes-Benz G-Class has always been much more than just an extravagant off-roader for the masses.





Through the years, the millitary version, produced in the same factory with the luxury models, has been used as a military vehicle, ambulance vehicle, or as armed vehicle all around the world.

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The SUVs and its range of trailers and modules are used in tactical training, disaster relief and securing coastline.

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Map of military Mercedes-Benz G-Class operators in BLUE

Below is the list of countries that whose millitary boast of Mercedes G-Class SUVs in their fleets.

Albania
Since the 2010s, the Albanian Army has been using G-Class vehicles.

Algeria

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Algerian Army G-Class SUVs

Since the 2010s, the Algerian Army, Gendarmerie Nationale and the Algerian police have been using several models of G-Class 6×6 G 500. Most of those vehicles are manufactured by Algerian army owned Bouchekif factory, Tiaret.





Argentina
Since the 1980s, the Argentine Army has used the MB-230G (short and long chassis) for different purposes. 900 remain in service.

Australia
In 2008, Australia purchased 2,268 vehicles with ten variants including 6×6. Australia is the first military customer to receive 6×6 vehicles, the first six-wheel military vehicles built by Mercedes-Benz since 1941.

Austria
The Austrian Army has been a long time user of various Puch G models. New fleets includes Mercedes models.

Belgium
The Belgian Police has been a long time user of first G 500 models.

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Bulgaria
The Bulgarian Army operates 600+ vehicles in various configurations, mostly armed versions.

Canada
A total of 1,159 vehicles have been ordered by the Canadian Army since 2003.

Croatia
Croatian army uses 300 to 320 4×4 vehicles in peacekeeping operations. The G-Class is a very popular choice within the Croatian Army.

Cyprus
Denmark has also operated the G-wagon.

Denmark
The Danish military has used more than 1,300 GD from 1985. Currently, the Danes are taking delivery of over 2,000 270CDIs in several variants, starting in 2003.

East Timor
The G-Class is used by units of Army of the Timor Leste Defence Force.

Egypt
The Egyptian Army uses the G 320 (4 × 4) as an armoured personnel carrier. The locally made truck is based on the long-wheelbase version of the German Mercedes-Benz G 320 4 × 4 light vehicle.

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Estonia
The Estonian Defence Forces have a small number of various G-Class vehicles.

Finland
The Finnish Army uses the Geländewagen mostly as armored vehicles and ambulances.

France
The French Army’s Peugeot P4 is a derivative from the G-Class equipped with Peugeot engine and equipment.

Germany
The German Armed Forces uses the G-Class under the name “Wolf”. Over 12,000 vehicles have been delivered in over 50 versions.

Greece
The Greek Army, Air Force, Navy and Police have several versions (462) of the Geländewagen.

Hungary
The Hungarian Ground Forces have 233 of G-270, mounted with UMF light-machine gun platform, and 5 of G-280.

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Indonesia
Paspampres (Indonesian Presidential Security forces) are using G 270 CDI. 30 units of the new G 300 CDI are used for presidential and vice-presidential escort purposes.

Iraq
The Kurdish Peshmerga has 60 “Wolf” including 20 lightly armored type to help fight off the ISIL forces.

Ireland
The Irish Army used a number of G-Wagens as ambulances.

Kosovo
The KSF use more than 200

Latvia
The Latvian Land Forces and Latvian National Guards use different modifications of Geländewagen.

Lithuania
Since 2016, the Lithuanian Armed Forces has operated approximately 200 formerly Dutch GD vehicles.

Luxembourg
The Military of Luxembourg uses the 300D variant of the Geländewagen.

Malaysia
Locally built by DEFTECH since 2001, the G-Wagon is used along with Land Rover Defender as light transport of Malaysian Army.

Mexico
As of May 16, 2009, the Mexican naval defense secretary (SEMAR) has received 20 of the 84 G-Class vehicles in order.

Mongolia
The Ministry of Defense of Mongolia operates 10 G-class vehicles (Wolf) donated by the German Government in 2010.

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Netherlands
The Royal Netherlands Army uses various versions of the Mercedes-Benz G-Class. The Dutch police and Koninklijke Marechaussee also use the G-Class.

North Korea
The Korean People’s Army also use the G-class vehicles.

Norway
The Norwegian Army has been using the G-class since mid-1980s. Today the Defence Forces operates a total of 3000 vehicles.

Poland
96 GD 290 and 25 MB290GD WD in service with Wojska Lądowe. 13 GD 290 in service with the Żandarmeria Wojskowa.

Portugal
The Portuguese Military uses the G-class for light transport along with Toyota Landcruiser, UMM Alter and Land Rover Defender 90.

Russia
Police, state security units, military and governmental agencies are using the G-Class. The G-class is gradually being replaced by the Russian Aurus models.

Serbia
The Serbian Military currently uses Puch 300GD model. They also uses 300GD33, 300GD6 and 300GD10 variants to transport VIP’s as well as to access combat zone.

Singapore
The Singapore Army bought the 270 and 290 versions as secondary military transport.

Slovenia
The Military of Slovenia uses Mercedes-Benz G-Class vehicles mainly for transport.

Slovakia
The Armed Forces of Slovak republic uses Mercedes Benz G-280 CDI in 5th Special Forces Regiment.

Sweden
The Swedish Army has operated the MB 290/T (1994), MB 290GD (2000) and MB 270 CDI (2005).

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Switzerland
Swiss Armed Forces’ Steyr Daimler Puch 230 GE is being replaced by the Mercedes G 300 CDI 4×4 hardtop version. Lorinser is currently selling 35 Swiss Army-used Puch G-Class SUVs.

United Kingdom
The British Army used a number of these vehicles in Iraq during Operation Telic, particularly around the Baghdad and Rustamiyah areas.

Ukraine
Police, state security units, military and governmental agencies are using the G-Class.

United States
The USMC Interim Fast Attack Vehicle (IFAV) is a modified version of the Mercedes-Benz Geländewagen 290.





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