The Italian army is going to sell 6,5 thousand off-road cars VM90

The Italian army is going to sell 6,5 thousand off-road cars VM90

September 26, 2018 0 By autotimesnews

In Italy, several thousand SUVs Iveco VM90, which were in service with the national army, are being retired for a deserved pension. These cars were built on the basis of the all-wheel drive Iveco Dally in the framework of the special order received from the military.

The Italian army is going to sell 6,5 thousand cars Iveco VM90 into private hands. This model, successfully combining the features of the tactical SUV and truck, honestly served over 35 years. Now, in the course of modernization, the military is getting better equipment, the old ones are being written off to the “citizen”. On the coming mass “dismissal” in the ranks of the Italian army, a local magazine specializing in the defense industry and related fields reported.

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According to experts, new owners of military off-road vehicles will quickly find them an application in everyday life: such cars are indispensable in off-road conditions, and if desired they can be turned into comfortable campers or all-terrain motorhomes for fishing or hunting.

It is reported that very soon the VM90 will begin to undergo the procedure of re-registration in civilian cars, and after that will receive the price tags and go on sale. A similar fate at one time touched the Volvo C303, also known under the nickname Laplander.

Issue VM90 was launched in 1978, more than 11 thousand of such cars were produced, including the “police” special version. Off-road cars from the first batch were equipped with a 2.5-liter diesel engine with a payback of 75 horsepower, later a more powerful 120 hp power unit appeared. As a transmission – a 5-speed manual transmission. In the Italian army VM90 was delivered in three modifications, among them – a tactical car with a canvas roof, which could hold up to ten people, an armored car, and an ambulance van.