Haflinger

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Haflinger The Haflinger, manufactured by Steyr-Puch, was the Austrian military's equivalent of a Jeep. Though small and not exactly the most sturdy looking of vehicles, it enjoyed fair success as a military vehicle as well as civilian sales. It was sold globally and adopted by several armies. The Haflinger saw fairly diverse use, being deployed as a reconnaissance vehicle, troop carrier, cargo carrier, radio carrier, command car, armament carrier and anti-tank vehicle. Along with the Haflinger, this product also includes Big Bang entries for three additional weapon systems: The Italian Mosquito ATGM, the Swedish Rb-53 Bantam ATGM, and the American M18 57mm Recoilless Rifle. The Haflinger is a small, lightweight four wheel drive vehicle about 3.5 metres long and 1.5 metres wide, powered by a 646 cc twin horizontally opposed, rear mounted, air cooled engine . Weighing around 600 Kg. the Haflinger can be lifted by four strong people and yet can carry a load of 500Kg. They were made by the Austrian firm of Steyr-Daimler-Puch between 1959 and 1974 and were exported all over the world. A total of 16,647 were made, most of them being taken up by the Swiss and Austrian armies .Around 1000 found their way to the UK between 1959 and 1974, imported first by a firm near Liverpool called Ryders International, and later by Steyr themselves who marketed them from a distribution depot on Lower Parliament St, Nottingham, England.

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