MERCEDES-BENZ Un­i­mog turns 70

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The Un­i­mog Pro­to­type One com­pleted its first test drive on 9 Oc­to­ber 1946. Chief de­signer Mr. Hein­rich Rößler tested the pro­to­type with­out a bon­net and while it was fully laden with wood, on rough for­est roads. The Un­i­mog’s pre­his­tory is closely linked to the dif­fi­cult post-war pe­riod. In 1945 and 1946, there was a dire lack of food. It was this sit­u­a­tion that gave Mr. Al­bert Friedrich, who for many years was head of air­craft en­gine de­vel­op­ment at Daim­ler-benz AG, his idea of an agri­cul­tural and rugged mo­torised ve­hi­cle which should help to in­crease agri­cul­tural pro­duc­tiv­ity.

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