Cadillac Gage V-100 Commando (New Vanguard, Volume 52) by Richard Lathrop

By Richard Lathrop

Destined to turn into essentially the most influential postwar armored autos, the V-100 Commando was once constructed through the Cadillac Gage corporation in 1962 as a personal enterprise, and the 1st prototype was once accomplished within the similar yr. It was once designed as a multi-purpose automobile and will functionality as an 11-man team of workers provider, reconnaissance motor vehicle, convoy escort, command or patrol motor vehicle and a insurrection motor vehicle. The V-100 used to be validated and evaluated in Vietnam prior to full-scale construction all started in 1964. It observed frequent use in Vietnam by way of either US and South Vietnamese forces. This identify describes the layout, improvement and operational use of the V-100 Commando, together with their persisted deployment round the world.

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