Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Portuguese-built UMM Cournil and Alter light military vehicles

The June issue of Motor Clássico presents the unknown story behind the development, production and operation of the Portuguese-built UMM Cournil and Alter light 4x4 military vehicles.
Operated by the Portuguese army since the late 1970s, the UMM would become widely recognized by the 1990s international deployments with the UN-led peacekeeping missions in Angola and Mozambique as well as the NATO-led mission of Bosnia.

This is also the first article from a series of articles to be published by Motor Clássico each two months that will present to Portuguese readers some of the most icconic military vehicles operated in Portugal over the last decades such as the Portuguese-built Berliet Tramagal truck family, the Panhard AML light armoured vehicle or the M47 Patton main battle tank, just to mention a few.

Pedro Monteiro

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