The Pinzgauer is part of a family of all-terrain high-mobility vehicles, originally developed by Steyr-Daimler-Puch of Graz, Austria, and is named after a hardy breed of workhorse found there.
The Pinzgauer is one of the most capable all-terrain vehicles to ever be made, while not as fast as an American Humvee, it can carry more infantry soldiers and move faster over rough and narrow trails. Our 4×4 710m soft top can carry 10 people, or two standard nato pallets, can tow 5 tons on-road or 1.5 tons off-road.
The Pinzgauer was designed to be incredibly reliable, and also to be easy to fix for the common soldier in the field. It has an air-cooled petrol engine featuring dual Zenith NDIX carburettors. It also has two oil pumps, so no matter what precarious angle it finds itself on, the engine is never starved of oil.
The Pinzgauer has a unique design with a central tube chassis with a transaxle for distributing weight more evenly. Each wheel is on portal (geared) axles, which raise the vehicle high off the ground for superior all-terrain capability. With a low ratio gearbox, and front and rear differential locks, ensuring all power is able to transfer to any wheel touching the ground, she is absolutely unstoppable in the right hands when off-road!
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