Mungo ESK

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Mungo ESK
Krauss Maffai Mungo.jpg
Mungo ESK on public display
Type Armoured vehicle
Place of origin Germany Germany
Service history
In service 2005
Used by German Army
Production history
Manufacturer Krauss-Maffei Wegmann, Rheinmetall
Produced 2005
Specifications
Weight 5,300 kg
Length 4220 mm
Width 1850 mm
Height 2250 mm
Crew 2+8

Main
armament
A HK GMG is sometimes mounted on top of the vehicle
Engine TDI 270, 2.8 Liters, 5 cylinders 78 KW (105 PS) Diesel engine
Payload capacity 2,000 kg
Operational
range
500 km
Speed 110 km/h
A German Army Mungo ESK

The Mungo ESK (Einsatzfahrzeug Spezialisierte Kräfte) is an air-transportable, armoured multirole transport vehicle of the German Army for its Airmobile Operations Division and Division Special Operations.

The Mungo is based on the Multicar M30/FUMO and is produced by Krauss-Maffei Wegmann and Rheinmetall. Delivery of 396 Mungos to the German Army began in 2005.

In 2007 all Mungos deployed to the ISAF mission were withdrawn, because the Mungo proved incapable of withstanding the harsh terrain and road conditions of Afghanistan. However, in 2008 the problems were fixed and Mungos were redeployed in Afghanistan.

On May, 19th 2009 the German Army ordered a prototype and 25 serial NBC (Nuclear, Biological and Chemical) reconnaissance versions of the Mungo with increased internal volume.

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