Mungo ESK

Manufacturer: Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH & Co.KG - KMW  
Product type: Armoured Vehicles  
Name: Wheeled armoured personnel carrier  

The Mungo ESK (Einsatzfahrzeug Spezialisierte Kräfte) is an air-transportable, armoured multirole transport vehicle of the German Army for its Airmobile Operations Division and Special Operations Division. It is based on the Multicar M30/FUMO and is produced by Krauss-Maffei Wegmann and Rheinmetall. Deliveries of 396 Mungos for the German Army began in 2005.

The German Army plans to procure another 441 Mungo ESKs by 2011.

Multimission deployment range

The MUNGO family of air-portable vehicles is tailored specifically to the requirements of highly-mobile airborne forces: airportable in a CH53 or CH47, protected, highly-mobile, multi-purpose and logistically easy to supply. Weighing just 5.3 tons overall, the MUNGO can transport ten fully equipped soldiers. The MUNGO is the ideal solution for deploying airportable forces in crisis situations. The vehicle can be disarmed for loading on a CH53 or CH47 transport helicopter or armed for deployment in only five minutes. C130 and A400M transport aircraft can even be used for transporting two or three MUNGOs together with their ten-man crew. The MUNGO can also be transported by helicopter as an external load.

MUNGO Variant 2: Multipurpose vehicle

In the so-called Variant 2, the MUNGO enables the multifaceted deployment of specialised duties such as supply, maintenance, NBC detection, engineering or medical services. The airportable vehicle is equipped with integrated high-performance hydraulics, a flexible lift and transport system (FlexTrans) and a quick-change system. This makes the MUNGO a multipurpose vehicle; for example, a munitions transporter, a fuel tanker, workshop and dumper vehicle or a mobile, air-conditioned and armoured command post with a ground control station container for the LUNA reconnaissance system.

MUNGO Variant 3: Large space cabin

In Variant 3, the MUNGO is equipped with a continuous and completely protected large space cab. The usable volume is eight cubic metres. As an armaments carrier, it can thus cover a broad range of missions for armoured command and multipurpose vehicles.

The MUNGO family of airportable vehicles is tailored specifically to the requirement of highly-mobile airportable forces.

  • internal load / external load CH 53 and CH 47

  • MUNGO 1 vehicle group: 1 vehicle + 10 men with a CH 53 aircraft

  • MUNGO 2: combat support for airportable engineers, airportable logistics, air-mobile NBC defence units, troop munitions

  • MUNGO 3: air-mobile command post, AC detection vehicle, field ambulance

  • protection against small arms and AP mines

  • 3 vehicles in C130J and A400M

  • battle proven.

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