Thursday, August 9, 2012

Israeli Special Forces Jeep Wrangler

I've shown some current Jeep Wrangler military vehicles recently, and discussed Jeep's military history, but a new Jeep J8-based military Wrangler for the Israeli Special Forces warrants some more attention.

Jeepolog and Jalopnik have both published articles on the Jeep J8 Storm 3 Type R built by AIL of Nazareth in Israel for the Israeli Defense Forces.  It is intended as a replacement for the HMMWV (Humvee) in Middle-Eastern desert duty.

Like other J8-based military Wranglers, the Storm 3 Type R comes equipped with a VM Motori 2.8-liter turbodiesel engine and a leaf-sprung Dana 60 rear axle and coil-sprung Dana 44 front axle, both with Trac-Lok limited-slip differentials.

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