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The Volkswagen 183 . more commonly known as the (German for the European Polecat), is a vehicle built by Volkswagen for use by the military and under licence by for the Canadian Forces and Belgian Although the two vehicles were offered simultaneously, the Type 183 replaced the Type 181 .



The German military had part of a cooperative effort in the late 1960s to create was dubbed the Europa Jeep. an four wheel drive that could replace the all-terrain transport vehicles used by several of the participating With development taking than expected, the German requested that something be built in small quantities to their need for additional transport vehicles while the Jeep project was still design research.

Volkswagen responded to the request, an updated version of their and designating it the Type 181. But by the Europa Jeep project had apart completely, the victim of costs and a difficult development. a suitable four wheel vehicle to take over the that had been designated for the Jeep, the German government requests to several manufacturers to and build prototype vehicles to be for military use.

Prior to the of the Type 181, the German had purchased several thousand of the Munga. a light jeep by DKW. but production of the Munga in 1968. VW consolidated the former Union marques into a company, re-using the Audi to designate vehicles manufactured by the rather than continuing to vehicles under the names of the brands that had made up the Auto Union.

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By August 24, 2011

Wanting to immediately making use of the technologies had acquired in the Auto Union VW chose to participate in the competition to the next new German military by creating an evolution of the Munga which had been out of production for years by this time. The prototype combined old technologies new, and executives decided to the product as a VW rather than as an in the hopes that this help promote positive to the existing VW military designs and them a leg up over the competition.

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The featured a variation of the Munga’s with newly modified components, a four wheel system based around from the Audi 100 and a 1.7 litre cylinder Audi engine 75 horsepower. The design of this wheel drive system the basis for Audi’s Quattro which debuted four later in 1980 on the original Quattro. Earlier that Freddy Kottulinsky and Gerd had won the Paris-Dakar Rally in an Audi-prepared

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The Iltis . as VW was now calling it, passed the government’s tests with and was chosen over the equally but more expensive Mercedes-Benz Production began in the summer of and the first 200 units were in November; by late 1979 2,000 units had been with 310 units sent to the and 20 sent to the German Navy. most of the units produced four-doored with open ambulance, anti-tank, artillery command and field communications with varying bodystyles produced in small numbers. A model was also offered in but found even fewer than the 181 had, largely due to

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In the late 1970s the French decided it was time to replace aging fleet of Hotchkiss and like Germany they out for offers. No French company had a vehicle on hand and designing one the ground up would have too expensive so they worked the manufacturers that did have to offer. Peugeot teamed up Mercedes, put a 504 engine in the G-Wagen and it the P4, Saviem put a Renault 20 engine in Campagnola and dubbed it the TRM500 and built the C44, a Volkswagen 183 by a CX engine. In the end the P4 was awarded the contract and the two projects were scrapped but a entered a C44 in the 1981 Paris-Dakar. It did not the race [2] .

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