UNIMOG Mothership01 May 2016
One of the more recent displays at the Army Museum of WA is the UNIMOG mothership.
This particular vehicle was part of an SAS Squadron’s first line resupply capability in Afghanistan from 2001 to 2002 and was used to resupply patrols in the field with rations, ammunition, water, fuel, radio batteries and other items approximately each fortnight. It was armed with 7.62mm and 5.56mm machine guns, and a 40mm mk19 grenade launcher.
The name UNIMOG is an acronym for the German "UNIversal-MOtor-Gerät", Gerät being the German word for device. The original model was first designed just after World War ii. It is a highly versatile vehicle with wide uses both in its military and civilian uses.