Used 5-ton Dump trucks as gun trucks in Vietnam SteelSoldiers

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Kefid · This is a picture of SP4 Bliss next to the smaller "War Wagon," a 3/4 ton truck with an M60 machine gun. The other photos are of the War Wagon mounting a .50cal machine gun on a 2-1/2 ton truck; taken at Camp Enari, 1968-1969.

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Used Military 6X6 for sale. Allison equipment & more

Used 5 Ton Military Truck for sale. AM General equipment

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What trucks were used by the United States in the Vietnam

Kefid · Squadron Signal publications and/or Osprey books, at one time published a book titled Vietnam War "GUN TRUCKS". These were 2 1/2 and 5 ton trucks that had their rear cargo areas welded with steel

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Hard Ride in a Hard War - HistoryNet

Hard Ride in a Hard War. Synonymous with motorized protection and firepower, gun trucks were feared by the enemy, who dubbed them Mui Hoi Con Rong (Breath of the Dragon) for the awesome fire they delivered. WHEN THE UNITED STATES committed major ground forces to Vietnam in 1965, truck transport was the most available and cost-effective means of

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8th Transportation Gp Vietnam - QSL.net

Kefid · For the men of the 8th Transportation Group, armor-plated gun trucks with plenty of firepower helped keep the enemy at bay. It was late in the day on September 2, 1967, as the 39 vehicles of the 8th Transportation Group departed Pleiku, in Vietnam's Central Highlands, on their return trip to Qui Nhon, on the coast of the South China Sea.

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What trucks were used by the United States in the Vietnam

Liming · Squadron Signal publications and/or Osprey books, at one time published a book titled Vietnam War "GUN TRUCKS". These were 2 1/2 and 5 ton trucks that had their rear cargo areas welded with steel

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M54 (truck) | Vietnam War | Fandom

Liming · The M54 Truck, officially designated Truck, Cargo, 5 Ton 6×6 M54, is a heavy cargo truck developed by, and deployed primarily with, the United States Armed Forces. The vehicle is a member of the M39 series of trucks. It is rated for five-ton cargo loads, cross-country, and ten-ton cargo loads, highway, making it a heavy truck. The basic M54 is fitted with a Continental …

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GUNTRUCKS VIETNAM CONVOY

Kefid · Although the group was not the only unit in Vietnam to employ cargo trucks as security vehicles, it was the first to use them on a large scale. Between 1967 and 1971, the 2 1/2-ton and 5-ton guntrucks were used to great advantage …

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5-ton dump trucks as gun trucks in Vietnam | SteelSoldiers

Kefid · After looking over the list of gun trucks in Hard Ride, Vol. 2, it appears there was only 9 dump trucks that were used as gun trucks in Vietnam. They include: CHEAP THRILLS, M51 dump, Engineers. DEALER OF DEATH, M51 dump with armored bed, B-Co, 4th Plt, 299 Eng. EVIL DOER, 5-ton dump with armored box, 937 Gp.

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Mad Max Move Over: The Armored Gun Trucks of Vietnam

Kefid · Mad Max Move Over: The Armored Gun Trucks of Vietnam. Men of the transportation corps started converting 2.5-ton trucks into mobile gun platforms. They added wood and sandbags as well as mounting M60 machine guns in the back. In 1967, the U.S. had units spread throughout the Vietnamese central highlands.

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Used Military 6X6 for sale. Allison equipment & more

5 TON 6X6 DUMP TRUCK M51/M817/M929 MILITARY TRUCKS #3332Md. The M51/M817/M929 5 ton 6x6 dump trucks are built on the 167" wheelbase chassis and equipped with a 5 cubic yard dump body. The body is equipped with a three way tailgate and cab protector.

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The US Army Gun Trucks in the Vietnam War - Tank Roar

Liming · American Tanks. October 20, 2020 Ian Handley-Kershaw. Gun trucks were born out of necessity due to the US's situation during the war. By 1967, the US military was spread throughout the central highlands of Vietnam. A key factor for the US was how to provide supplies and ammunition to all the troops spread throughout the region.

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Bizarre American „gun-trucks" in Iraq | RadioDixie.cz

M939 trucks with a load capacity of 5 tons are also used as the average conversion basis. This photo shows a flatbed vehicle M923A1 with armored hull and driver's cabin as well as turret for four guns. The cabin is mounted with 12,7 mm machine-gun M2HB while the hull is equipped with two 7,62 mm machine guns M240B and a 40 mm grenade launcher

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VIETNAM WAR 2 & 1/2 TON AND 5 TON GUN TRUCKS on …

Kefid · VIETNAM WAR 2 & 1/2 TON AND 5 TON GUN TRUCKS. THIS IS FAR FROM ALL THE 2 & 1/2 TON GUN TRUCKS THAT SERVED IN VIETNAM AND IS FAR FROM ALL THE PICTURE'S I HAVE OF THEM. …

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The improvised, tortuous birth of Vietnam gun trucks

Kefid · Eve of Destruction, Instant Death, The Executioner, Blood Sweat & Tires, Brutus, Cold Sweat, The Creeper. The names of Vietnam gun trucks read like a heavy metal setlist. With exteriors slathered in black and enough firepower …

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Weapons of the Vietnam War | Military Wiki | Fandom

Liming · Gun trucks [] Often, non-combat logistical vehicles were armored and adopted to carry several machine guns to be used for convoy escort duties Gun trucks, 2½ and 5 ton cargo trucks with quad .50 cal machine guns mounted in the back; M3 halftracks with quad .50 cal machine guns in the back; Jeeps with mounted M60 machine guns

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When the Army went Mad Max: Vietnam gun trucks (16 …

Liming · When the Army went Mad Max: Vietnam gun trucks (16 PHOTOS) Part truck, part APC, all King Kong. A largely forgotten part of the war in South East Asia was the one fought by the U.S. Army's gun

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Gun Trucks of the Vietnam War – CherriesWriter – Vietnam

Kefid · This gun truck, as it became known, was based on the M35 2-1/2 ton cargo truck (Duece and a-half), protected by a barrier of sandbags, and armed with two M60 machine guns. Hardened convoys were smaller than previously, being composed of only 100 trucks, and their security detail was increased until there was one gun truck for every 10 transport

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Vietnam War Vehicles - Military Factory

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M39 series 5-ton 6×6 truck - Wikipedia

Liming · The M39 series 5-ton 6×6 truck was a family of heavy tactical trucks built for the United States Armed Forces.The basic cargo version was designed to transport a 5-ton (4,500 kg), 14 ft (4.3 m) long load over all terrain in all weather. In on-road service the load weight was doubled.

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