Militaries around the world employ incredible machines to carry out missions and tasks in some of the most brutal scenarios. In the 1990s, however, a third-generation Chevrolet Camaro reported for duty.
Popular Military reported last Friday that a 1979 Camaro and a Danish ex-special forces officer, Helge Meyer, reported for duty in war-torn Bosnia in the 1990s. At Meyer’s request, the United States military helped outfit the car with state-of-the-art upgrades to deliver necessary supplies to civilians caught in the brutal civil war.
Quickly, the standard Camaro received a host of military-spec upgrades that included a mine-clearing blade, mechanical upgrades to produce an extra 200 horsepower, kevlar panels, steel-plated windows, run-flat tires, heat detection, and even night vision. This was “Knight Rider’s” KITT on steroids and then some.
According to a personal Facebook post, Meyer still owns the Camaro today and service members have seen the exact car when stationed in Europe. Mr. Meyer, we absolutely salute your actions and the boss Camaro that accompanied you.