Saturday, December 31, 2011

If you can drive this.........

Out for little driver training it says on the front bumper. Well if you can drive a Canadian military MLVW (Military Logistics Vehicle Wheeled) you should be able to drive just about anything.

Now approaching thirty years old, the Canadian version of the US M35 dates from the initial delivery in 1982 by Bombardier. It is a 6 X 6 (with big single Michelin tires) powered by a nice sounding 8.2 liter V-6 Detroit and an Allison automatic transmission. One source says 2,765 were delivered to the Canadian military.

The new Internationals are gradually supplanting these aging beasts, but the reserves will likely have then for some time. The trade mark roof racks, winterized cabs and four batteries are the main distinguishing marks from the earlier US version, which was built by AM General.


1 comment:

  1. I am still waiting to see one of the AHSVS armoured Actros. I wonder where they will be when returned from Afghanistan?