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Old 20th February 2012, 12:44   #1
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Came across a very interesting page on the interwebs. The OP had posted info about a lesser known beast. I'm just cross posting. This would be a sweet project now wouldn't it?






















How the Axles were lined up :




For General Purpose :












Light Infantry w/ 37mm



Armoured Vehicle :





Ambulance :





Next time I win that Nigerian scam lottery, I'm getting me one of these.
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Thanks Chanderjeet for the thread. Can you please post some more details like the period of manufacture, countries where this jeep or its derivatives were used, advantage/disadvantage of this vehicle in typical scenarios over 4x4 jeeps, etc?
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wow! bogie suspension at the back and a fantastic 6x6 system! Well but on the other hand, I guess a hummer (h1) would be as long and bigger as this 6x6 was. It would be a pleasant ride in the rough terrains. I dont understand one thing, in the fifth picture, I saw three mechanical levers, one for gear changing, second for 4x4 mode and what is the 3rd small lever very near the driver seat would have been used for? was the rear most axle retractable?
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Neat Post, very interesting.

From a DIY project or even to get thing done as a project in India it would be hard to find / locate the required axels, TC and Diff for this out here.
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Mr Uday Bhan Singh in Kolkata has a 6 Wheel Drive weapons carrier which he is planning to restore. Had the privilege of him explaining first hand how the machine works.
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The MT-TUG (only 15 made) and several other trial versions were factory made. These were fitted with the "Go Devil" L-134 engine and with it's 68 horsepower it was adequate for a normal 1/4 ton "Jeep" and trailer, tug use, even railroad work. These jeeps were strictly trial based and most of the photos you see here were taken in either Jeep factory or in Aberdeen Proving grounds. This was post around the WWII era.

Army wanted a lighter all purpose vehicle that could cross deeper and longer trenches as the longer wheelbase german and russian vehicles were doing. This quarter tonner's design has definitely moved on, check defender 6x6 on youtube. The rear disadvantage was that extra parts meants extra maintenance and more wear and tear but when has army been known to cut costs? They simply wanted the best that suited their purpose. The MB has shown it's prowess and what's better than an MB,; a 6x6 MB. Most of these are now owned by enthusiasts in Europe. There's a nice restored version in Beligium owned by one Mr. Jaap. (not the Inspector Jaap from Poirot).

I think the third lever was the rear(est) axle engager. Either that or it was for ejection seat. I'd go with the former.
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I have seen an MM540 in Chennai thats modded to look like this. Don't know if its a 6X6.
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This is a 6x4. Good work though. I reckon getting the 3rd set of wheel to engage needs some super-human engineering skills.
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This is a 6x4. Good work though. I reckon getting the 3rd set of wheel to engage needs some super-human engineering skills.
That's the Yellow Fox. For the benefit of those who are seeing this example for the very first time, please check the following link for more details.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/4x4-ve...ml#post1984605
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I'm reminded of a centipede. 1 leg lost or hanging? No problem, I have lots left to get me out of anywhere!

Still, it's hard to think of any applications but military for this beast.
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I came across a picture in the forum while randomly surfing and I thought I should post it here.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...ml#post1698616 (Pics of weird and wacky mod jobs!)

The original poster also later commented that the rear-most axle did have drive.
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