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British,German,Canadian,Dutch trucks.

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I'm not expecting new trucks for each of the non-US NATO nations, but does anyone know the type of general purpose trucks these nations used c. 2008?

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On 8/7/2018 at 8:34 AM, DougPhresh said:

The Canadian army had armoured Mercedes trucks in theatre, but we mostly used Bisons (Like the LAV but without turret) for logistics outside the wire.

I was doing some surfing and in this supposed Syrian war wouldn't the MLVW be in common use?

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LOL I doubt it, the ML is a piece of crap and isn't kept for use inside a combat zone. You might see an MS... But I can't remember when we started bringing them in. That's a little bit before my time

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That, was a big part of it. Bisons are overall more useful in my opinion.

ML and MS are both not very mobile off-road. The MSVS is not a military truck by design but an International truck modified for military use. I think in a Battlegroup in a hot war zone you would mostly find Bisons.

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Drake's party bus. 

I did see Milverados at Base Borden. IDK if that answers your question regarding "general purpose trucks". They did look practical for peace-time logistics -- and adapted to many more applications.

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I used to shoot at PLQ dummies on patrol in drive-by's in the ol' milcots haha

Those silverados are absolute trash. Pretty much every vehicle we have is garbage except the leos and LAV's. Some folks seemed to love the bison and cougar but I never operated with them. Says a lot about us when we take the absolute dumpster fire the government leaves us with, and the magic we work with in in theatre. Meanwhile on exercise nothing works and everyone is miserable.

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@Sequoia, are you asking what trucks are included for the Brits and NATO in CMSF2?  It is limited, mostly to light utility vehicles. Looking at the manuals, the British module adds the 2.5-ton M1078 A1 for the US Army.  The British are limited to the TUM, a militarized version of a Land Rover. The Germans, Canadians and Dutch have access to the Wolf/G-Wagen. The only other "general truck" available in the game is the US Marines' Mk23 MTVR. 

Generally, CMSF uses APCs/IFVs for squad transport.  The Germans have the Fuchs, the Canadians have the LAVs, and the Dutch have the YPR.  The Canadians also have access to the Nyala mine-protected vehicle which is capable of carrying 8 soldiers.

Smash, out.

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On 11/17/2018 at 11:33 PM, HunterGathers said:

IThose silverados are absolute trash. Pretty much every vehicle we have is garbage except the leos and LAV's. Some folks seemed to love the bison and cougar but I never operated with them. Says a lot about us when we take the absolute dumpster fire the government leaves us with, and the magic we work with in in theatre. Meanwhile on exercise nothing works and everyone is miserable.

Hey man, Ottawa gotta pay that F-35 troll toll.

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Plus, Milcots are fine for driving around up top on base or most of the tracks in the training area. Reservists hate them because they don't have G-Wagons in their motor pool, but if you treat them as a utility vehicle there's not much wrong with them.

I'm sure parts and the like are cheaper this way too, since a civie G-Wagon costs like 100k.

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On 11/17/2018 at 11:33 PM, HunterGathers said:

I used to shoot at PLQ dummies on patrol in drive-by's in the ol' milcots haha

Those silverados are absolute trash. Pretty much every vehicle we have is garbage except the leos and LAV's. Some folks seemed to love the bison and cougar but I never operated with them. Says a lot about us when we take the absolute dumpster fire the government leaves us with, and the magic we work with in in theatre. Meanwhile on exercise nothing works and everyone is miserable.

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The US military went through a couple of phases of buying "off the shelf" vehicles in bulk with minimal changes made to them.  It was a fine idea to save money for vehicles and users that would never, ever, in a billion years be deployed off base, it was a horrible idea for all other purposes.  Therefore, it was overall a horrible idea :D

Steve

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