Pacar (Kenworth) Does supply a milspec truck has all the blackout lights etc required even comes in Carc green. Special order....They didn't even show up. Paccar doesn't have Milspec model. It costs tons of money to have a military complaint model.
Back to Viking it was reported they got the business very very cheap. Basically please finish the order book on the Dash8 (Q400) and some few some money. They are basically going to run the spares businesses. They also got the Type Cert for Waterbombers 215,215T, 415 and looking to build a new 515. They also have the Shorts 330 and Sherpa too.
Viking has been overhauling, restoring, rebuilding the smaller line for years. They were the guys doing Turbo Beaver and Otter installs. They were trying to get the certs for the rest of Canadair/De Haviland.
They bought Beavers from all over the world to convert over and parts.
Amazing little company that had a vision and stuck with it.