5-ton dump trucks as gun trucks in Vietnam

Here's A 'Blast From The Past'The 'Gun Trucks' Of Vietnam

23  · Truck drivers in Vietnam realized if they were going to return home alive, they needed to upgrade their firepower. The soldiers of the 8th Transport Group who drove in vehicle convoys took readily available deuce-and-a-half cargo trucks and added twin M60 machine guns to create makeshift gun trucks.

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Gun Trucks of the Vietnam War – CherriesWriter – Vietnam

Liming · 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 …

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Vietnam - Army Transportation Museum, Joint Base …

Kefid · Viet Nam also saw the use of gun trucks, modified 2.5 or 5 ton cargo trucks into weapons platforms. The Eve of Destruction is the only Viet Nam gun truck to come back to the world (the US). Gun trucks went through their own evolution with all of them subject to availability of armor protection and weaponry. One or two had APCs on the cargo bed.

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

Liming · 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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Hard Ride in a Hard War - HistoryNet

A light truck company had 175 men equipped with 60 2½-ton trucks, or 179 men operating 60 5-ton trucks. A medium company was serviced by about 185 men using 5-ton truck-tractors with 12- ton cargo semitrailers and 5,000-gallon fuel semitrailers. During the war 50 truck transport companies using 2½-, 5- or 12-ton vehicles operated in South

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GUNTRUCKS VIETNAM CONVOY

Liming · 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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Jim Broom found out being a truck driver in Vietnam could

Liming · Jim Broom found out being a truck driver in Vietnam could be deadly. by Don Moore. Spec-5 Jim Broom and his five-ton dump truck is pictured some where in Vietnam. He was a member of the 815th Engineering Battalion over there and …

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USMC M-51 5-ton 6x6 dump truck stuck in the sand …

M-51 Truck, Dump, 5 Ton 6x6 information and photos from Olive-Drab.com. Article by PETER GRAY. 24. Camping Equipment Camping Gear Usmc Marines Us Army Trucks Camp Lejeune Army Vehicles Dump Truck Military Equipment.

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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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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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USMC M-51 5-ton 6x6 dump truck stuck in the sand …

M-51 Truck, Dump, 5 Ton 6x6 information and photos from Olive-Drab.com. Article by PETER GRAY. 24. Camping Equipment Camping Gear Usmc Marines Us Army Trucks Camp Lejeune Army Vehicles Dump Truck Military Equipment.

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

Liming · The only surviving gun truck, 'Eve of Destruction' based on an M54 truck. But the wood sides provided almost no protection from the enemy bullets and the sand added too much weight. Worse, when the sand got wet, it became even heavier. Trucks were more likely to break down from the extra weight and fuel mileage was substantially reduced.

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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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Hard Ride in a Hard War - HistoryNet

A light truck company had 175 men equipped with 60 2½-ton trucks, or 179 men operating 60 5-ton trucks. A medium company was serviced by about 185 men using 5-ton truck-tractors with 12- ton cargo semitrailers and 5,000-gallon fuel semitrailers. During the war 50 truck transport companies using 2½-, 5- or 12-ton vehicles operated in South

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Military Truck scale 1/35 model kits of US, Allied and

Army Gun Truck King Cobra Vietnam War . M35A2 6x6 2-1/2-Ton Cargo Truck . US Army M54A2 5-Ton 6X6 Cargo Truck . M923 Hillbilly Gun Truck . M923 A1 Big Foot Truck . WC63 Dodge 1 1/2 ton 6x6 Cargo Truck . 6x6 M561 Gamma Goat . …

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Gun Trucks and Convoy Escorts - Weebly

The Gun Trucks of Vietnam: How US Soldiers Transformed

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The Gun Trucks of Vietnam: How US soldiers transformed

Liming · The Misfits gun truck in Vietnam. Photo courtesy of the 359th Transport Company Association. A tank, helicopters, and other gun trucks responded as quick-reaction forces in support. Specialist 4th Class Larry Dahl, assigned to the 359th Transportation Company, was a gunner on Brutus. Dahl let loose his minigun on several NVA positions, then

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Pin on Vietnam Gun Trucks

May 27, 2013 - Full size replica of Psychotic Reaction Gun Truck. Travels the country to Vietnam Veteran Gatherings for display. M35 Gun Trucks were used in Vietnam 1967-1968 before 5-Ton trucks became the standard for Guntrucks.

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The improvised, tortuous birth of Vietnam gun trucks

Kefid · In a matter of months, gun trucks evolved from repurposed 2.5-ton worker bees into purpose-built 5-ton fighters, with newly improved double-walled steel gun boxes. Supersizing the trucks brought better power, improved …

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The Gun Trucks of Vietnam: How US Soldiers Transformed

The Gun Trucks of Vietnam: How US soldiers transformed

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