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    I know some of you already know this, but was news for me and does come from reliable sources.

    The Merc 4x4, 6x6 are deemed as Australia use only and wont be deployed overseas.

    I was also told that service personal overseas in conflict zones are driving Land Cruisers, so both the good guys and bad are using land Cruisers, which may make one ponder why they simply didnt end up using Land Cruisers here in Australia.
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    And these things are meant to be better than the Perentie? I bet they wonít be running around in 30 years either! On the bright side - it means that we can buy a Perentie! Mercedes light vehicle use in AustraliaMercedes light vehicle use in Australia
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    I heard that the G-Wagons will soon start appearing in the military auctions.
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    The G wagen and the Perentie cannot be compared - G Wagen is a support vehicle where many versions of the Perentie were frontline, at least until we started to realise how vulnerable they were in modern insurgent type warfare.
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    Quote Originally Posted by p38arover View Post
    I heard that the G-Wagons will soon start appearing in the military auctions.
    Nice for us. Expensive experiment I never really understood in an age of big IEDs. Iíd want to be in a bushpig.
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    Mercedes light vehicle use in Australia

    The perentie hasnít been used for patrols on deployments for some time so you can not compare with the g-wagon. A good mate of mine that has done five deployment into the hot zones, never once wished he had a Land Rover. ASLAV was his preferred method of cruising the battle fields....he doesnít mind slipping back into a GMV in AUS.

    The defence force will always need a fleet of un-armoured vehicles for training and domestic duties.....oh and Land Rover didnít have an option. I would rather a G-Wagon over a perentie if I was still in for dumb arse exercises in Australia.

    There is a lot of equipment the defence force use that doesnít get deployed....take the new battle tank, it will never be deployed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garrycol View Post
    The G wagen and the Perentie cannot be compared - G Wagen is a support vehicle where many versions of the Perentie were frontline, at least until we started to realise how vulnerable they were in modern insurgent type warfare.
    This is a very valid comment, the British Wolf was also a victim of the same issue.
    So it makes the Merc 4x4, 6x6 a very expensive vehicle for a support only role, especially if what I was told with regards to the SAS using Land Cruisers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by weeds View Post
    The perentie hasnít been used for patrols on deployments for some time so you can not compare with the g-wagon. A good mate of mine that has done five deployment into the hot zones, never once wished he had a Land Rover. ASLAV was his preferred method of cruising the battle fields....he doesnít mind slipping back into a GMV in AUS.

    The defence force will always need a fleet of un-armoured vehicles for training and domestic duties.....oh and Land Rover didnít have an option. I would rather a G-Wagon over a perentie if I was still in for dumb arse exercises in Australia.
    Yes most know that Ford wasnt interested in tendering a Defender for this role.
    A Land Cruiser would have easily have filled the need for a soft skinned light vehicle at no doubt considerably lower cost.
    Its seems yet another example of mis-directed funds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by weeds View Post
    A good mate of mine that has done five deployment into the hot zones, never once wished he had a Land Rover.
    I dont know that anyone who has done active service would want that or anything more than on the ground with boots.
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    I wasnít comparing. Iím aware Perenties on Os deployments were largely confined to base. I would be less wanting to be in a perentie110 than a GWagon with plates. Iíve seen a perentie 6x6 that hit a moderate IED.

    I was saying in an age where use of big IEDs, why buy light armoured anything.
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