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Lohr Fardier FL 500- 1978


This rugged 4-wheel drive vehicle was built for the French military. It is lightweight and intended for use by airborne troops. A large cargo plane can carry and launch six Lohrs while a helicopter can only carry one. It was built to be parachuted to the front lines with the capacity to carry equipment over various types of terrain. The Lohr may also be configured to serve in an ambulance role. The French army purchased the vehicles and had them assembled in Belgium. They are built using various Citroën components. The engine is from a Mehari (although rotated 90 degrees), the gearbox from an Ami, suspension arms and wheels from a GS, and parts from the 2CV as well. The word “fardier” translates to a small wagon capable of transporting heavy cargo.