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Light Utility is a general term for small, military trucks for tactical They are generally short, light compared to other and cars, unarmored with drive and short body for all-terrain mobility and at least 4 capacity. [ 1 ] Civilian adaptations of the and Land Rover were the Sport utility vehicles. and SUVs such as the Chevy have been used as Light Utility Vehicles.

VW Schwimmwagen

In World War II, Germany the Volkswagen Kübelwagen for a similar It had two-wheel drive, but took of light weight and a rear-mounted for mobility.

The Volkswagen Schwimmwagen was the mass-produced amphibious car in history, and the most capable light wheeled off-roader in World War II.

The Soviet Union produced the based largely on the US jeep succeeded by the GAZ-67. That was replaced by the UAZ-469 commander which was introduced in 1973.

In the British Land Rover was Originalyl intended to be a civilian and successor to the Willys Jeep prototype Land Rover was on the chassis of a Willys and used transmission parts but production used no Jeep components) the Rover was brought into service in 1949, becoming the Light Utility Vehicle for the Army and many armed of the Commonwealth. The original Land design evolved into the Land Rover Defender is still in military service the world.

In the 1960s, China’s Beijing Works produced its own jeep, the which was largely a Chinese of the Soviet UAZ-469B. Often the “Beijing Jeep”, the BJ121 was used in both military and service in China, with 200,000 produced by end of production in In May 1983, American Motors (AMC) agreed to allow the BJ2020S to use the 85hp engine of the XJ Cherokee. [ 2 ]

The latest Chinese light will be the BJ2022JC ‘Brave built by Beijing Benz-DaimlerChrysler Co. Adapted from existing Benz designs, the BJ2022JC carry 0.7 ton, with a of 110 inches, and has an independent suspension with a 101.5 kW 3.2 L turbo-charged diesel engine. [ 3 ]

HMMWV-like vehicles

The HMMWV is larger and wider than the jeep, and inspired another of similar vehicles.


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