Mungo ESK on public display
|Place of origin||Germany|
|Used by||German Army|
|Manufacturer||Krauss-Maffei Wegmann, Rheinmetall|
|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|
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.
In 2007 all Mungos deployed to the ISAF mission were withdrawn, because the Mungo proved incapable of withstanding the harsh terrain and road conditions of Afghanistan.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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