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September 30, 2010
SGT Andrew Hetherington
THE first batch of G-Wagons bound for
Air Force and Army will be delivered to
driver training establishments in February
The 30 new vehicles, part of 1200 on
order, are currently being built in Austria.
More to be built early next year will be
delivered to units in July.
Nine G-Wagons in different configu-
rations were put through their paces on
and off road by airmen and soldiers at
Puckapunyal in July as part of ongoing
In a variety of 4x4 and 6x6 variants,
including military working dog trans-
ports, cab chassis, carryall and station
wagons, the vehicles were tested to deter-
mine user configuration requirements
before they enter service next year.
They were driven and tested by 15
Army and Air Force personnel over more
than 2500kms for each vehicle.
G-Wagon project manager and OC
of the trials, Robert Hudson, from the
Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO),
said after completing a five-day G-Wagon
drivers' course, the 15 personnel moved
on to testing the vehicles off-road.
"After driving the vehicles from
Puckapunyal to Wodonga and back, the
drivers deployed onto the Puckapunyal
range," Mr Hudson said.
"The vehicles were used as they would
be as if they were deployed operationally,
driving through difficult terrain during
day and night, using night vision and with
"They outperformed current in-ser-
vice Land Rovers by travelling places
they couldn't go, such as rocky and rutted
roads and difficult, steep terrain."
After each phase of the evaluation pro-
cess was completed, drivers filled out an
evaluation sheet, with DMO observers, on
how the vehicle had performed.
G-Wagon trial participant and mili-
tary working dog handler, CPL Paul
Williamson, was one of the first Air
Force personnel to be issued a G-Wagon
He said the G-Wagon was a major
improvement over current vehicles in ser-
"To compare them to the old Land
Rover 110s was like chalk and cheese,"
"It was like comparing an old HQ
Holden to a new HSV Commodore; it
really was that big a difference.
"The way the G-Wagon drives is
remarkable; the high comfort levels it
offers and the ability for it to drive over
difficult terrain was easy, as you can lock
diffs from inside the cabin."
CPL Williamson and his dog Tex, who
also participated in the trials, were also
happy with a new canine module to be
delivered to military working dog units.
"We were told there will be nine
canine module versions built and deliv-
ered," he said.
"It will run an air conditioning filtra-
tion system through to the dogs on the
back of the vehicle and will include a
fridge to keep fresh meat and bones for
the dogs while they are deployed in hot
G-Wagon trials on track
What training do I
How will I receive it?
LR2 (LR 110 6x6),
MR2, HR2 etc...
IIS Trg Team/In unit
IIS Trg Team/In unit
No ADF General Ser-
vice vehicle licence
Sustainment training In unit sustainment
training -- Army School
MULTI-FUNCTION: The new G-Wagon comes in several variants, including this model which comes with
a canine module designed for military working dog handlers.
Photo: Graham Davey
Training program about to roll out
AS WITH any new piece of
equipment entering ADF
service, personnel need to be
trained in its operation and
The challenging task of
training more than 3600
G-Wagon drivers and hun-
dreds of maintenance person-
nel will be handled by the
G-Wagon Introduction Into
Service (IIS) Training Team.
OC of the IIS Training
Team MAJ Tim Keeffe said a
new licence code, LR2J, was
created for the G-Wagon to
designate what vehicle category
it sits in.
"The code reflects the fact
that the vehicle is a Light Rigid
(LR) General Service (2) auto-
matic (J) vehicle," he said.
Existing C2 coded drivers
will receive conversion train-
ing, including new competen-
cies relating to the loading of
military vehicles. Drivers hold-
ing other codes such as MR2,
LR2 and HR2 will receive
a familiarisation package
delivered by the IIS Training
Team or in their unit by Driver
Training Officers (DTOs).
"These drivers will be
assessed in the operation of the
vehicle, highlighting the capa-
bility differences between the
Land Rover and G-Wagon,"
MAJ Keeffe said.
"The ADF will undertake
a significant IIS training pro-
gram delivered by a dedicated
team at RAAF Base Amberley
between April next year and
Drivers who cannot for
service reasons attend the IIS
facility will receive the same
training package from their
For this process to work, it
is essential all units send their
DTOs to the IIS facility when
their unit is panelled.
A similarly comprehensive
approach for maintenance
personnel conversion will also
Air Force ground support
equipment fitters will undergo
a detailed IIS training course
of three days covering the
vehicle electronics system and
the Mercedes-Benz diagnostic
Training by the IIS Training
Team will commence in April
next year, approximately six
weeks ahead of the first deliv-
eries of the vehicles to units.
Further information on the G-Wagon
can be obtained from WO2 Roger
Nixon on (03) 9282 3425 (for drivers
and operators) or WO2 Neil Taylor
on (02) 6055 4352 (for maintainers).
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