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Old 23rd November 2009, 16:16   #61
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4x4 Sumo's have always been with army especially as ambulances. I have seen so many of them in hyderabad. It has sand grip tyres and TCIC engine. Looks mean!
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4x4 Sumo's have always been with army especially as ambulances. I have seen so many of them in hyderabad. It has sand grip tyres and TCIC engine. Looks mean!

have these 4X4 sumos ever surfaced on the army auctions?
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have these 4X4 sumos ever surfaced on the army auctions?
No idea, yet to come to auctions i suppose! Was launched in Army against/along with NGCS MM550 i believe.
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nice pics Sir Alec, I feel the Safari is less frequently used in the Army !
This particular Safari and about 20 others are used as staff cars. This is his personal vehicle assigned to him.

I have seen many ambulance Sumo 4x4 thats being used in the Army.

Also you can see that this is a top variant 4x4, with body colored bumpers etc. I wonder if he even got those lcds.

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This is his personal vehicle assigned to him.
Also you can see that this is a top variant 4x4, with body colored bumpers etc. I wonder if he even got those lcds.
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On a serious note why isn't the Safari used that much for official purposes ?
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nice to see indian army on 'safari' in africa under UN expenses!

here are few indian army vehicles taking out the sweat from its users!
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On a serious note why isn't the Safari used that much for official purposes ?
are you kidding. the honchos who passes this things have been married to HM for life.
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are you kidding. the honchos who passes this things have been married to HM for life.
Oh I meant to say why aren't Safari's used for all the tough field work like we are seeing in the pics above. I am sure some of the officers maybe having Safaris as their personal vehicles, but I am yet to see some taking a beating out in the wild like the ones above.
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Oh I meant to say why aren't Safari's used for all the tough field work like we are seeing in the pics above. I am sure some of the officers maybe having Safaris as their personal vehicles, but I am yet to see some taking a beating out in the wild like the ones above.
Oh! Maybe they feel these are expensive to repair and maintain in their usual motor-pool. Plus the need for training mechanics for these ECU based vehicle.
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param,
You have really nice pictures with you. That trench where the MM550 is pulled is awsome. Wonder why none of the UN vehicles have winch especially when they negotiate such tough terrain!
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here is an old photo of indian army under UN.
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The Garudas is the coolest looking speacial force regiment. They even have knee pads
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Scorpio CRDe 4x4 - 2009 Model seen here used by the Air Force as a staff car for senior officers.

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Seen below are the IAF1 Amby's - official car for the IAF Chief. But ofcourse, these are not 4x4.

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Scorpio CRDe 4x4 - 2009 Model seen here used by the Air Force as a staff car for senior officers.

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Interesting to note that this one does not have the standard issue tow-ball like the others (AFAIK the 2.6 CRDe 4WD Scorpios also came with tow-balls - correct me if I'm wrong) - or was it removed to make way for the plate?
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One more observation. Though the vehicle is CRDe, its rear bumper is the MHawk model and not the CRDe model. Ditto the boot handle as well I feel.
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