Germany confirms the sending of 50 Dingo 2 4x4 armored vehicles to Ukraine

On September 15, 2022, German Defence Minister Christine Lambrecht confirmed the sending of 50 Dingo 2, 4x4 Armored Personnel Carrier vehicles to Ukraine.
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German army Dingo 4x4 wheeled armored personnel carrier vehicle. (Picture source KMW)

Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, Germany has already provided a large number of combat vehicles to Ukraine including 24 Gepard 35mm self-propelled anti-aircraft vehicles, 3 M270 MARS II rocket launcher vehicles, 10 PzH 2000 155mm self-propelled howitzer, 54 M113 tracked APCs, 3 Biber bridge layer vehicle, 30 Armored Volkswagen Amarok SUVs, 280 all-terrain vehicles, minibusses and trucks and 80 pick-up trucks.

The Dingo 2 is a light mine-proof vehicle that is based on the well-known commercial Unimog chassis by Daimler with all-wheel drive and differential lock. The vehicle is manufactured by the German company Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW).

The hull of the Dingo 2 is specially designed and proven to withstand the detonation of anti-tank mines. Fragment protection is ensured through the double hull, and a belly pan inside the
vehicle reduces pressure waves as well as deformations in the event of anti-personnel or anti-tank mine detonation. in APC configuration, the Dingo 2 has a crew of two including a driver and commander and can accommodate up to 6 infantrymen.

The Dingo 2 can be fitted with a remotely controlled weapon station which is mounted on the roof of the hull. It can be armed with one 7.62mm or 12.7mm machine gun or a 40mm automatic grenade launcher.

The Dingo 2 is powered a Diesel Daimler AG Mercedes-Benz engine developing 215 hp. The vehicle can run at a maximum road speed of 90 km/h with a maximum cruising range of up to 1,000 km.