The type G2 was the straight-forward transport version of the high-mobility "sLKW" series from ÖAF. While the type G1 and G3 with their hydraulic cranes were mainly ammunition-supply and heavy engineer vehicles, the plain G2 version was predominantly used for bulk loads. Based on the same chassis and drive train as the whole "s" series, it provided excellent offroad capabilities and - at the time of its introduction in the mid s970s - unheard-of driver comfort. The fully synchronized 6-speed transmission together with the torque converter (WSK 400) eliminated any engine-stall problems in heavy offroad applications, and the 320HP V8 engine provided ample power under all circumstances. During field exercises the "s" was always a preferred vehicle for the drivers, because the cab provided two full bunks.