German Military Radio Truck
In addition to the standard truck versions of the Unimog S, there was quite common among army cars a body-van (‘Koffer’) variant. Some 16,000 vehicles were fitted with these body variants, and they had the longest service life among Unimog S series truck. Most of these vehicles were used as radio communication machines. They were easily distinguished by their special type of hatches, antenna nests on the roof, and a complex large antenna on the rear wall of the body. Internal equipment included various radio stations such as EM 25, SEM 25 or SEM 25. The colouring of the radios was standard for the Bundeswehr, initially it was the standard olive colour RAL 6014, which in the 1980s was gradually replaced by a tricolor camouflage variant. The car was popular in the Bundeswehr and was used by various units until the late 1990s.