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American Gun Trucks from Vietnam War Period
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 10:28 pm
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Are there any original American Gun Trucks from Vietnam War Period which survived to present days?

Or only repros ?

Any info and photos are most welcome.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 10:31 pm
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"Eve of Destruction" at the Ft. Eustis museum of transportation is original.

(for those of "a certain age", the name was taken from a popular song of the time..it was Number One at some point in 1965)

"Eve of Destruction"





FWIW, this was sitting out beside the museum from more "recent times."

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 1:31 am
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Hi Bialy! Hi Folks!

- bialy-r

Are there any original American Gun Trucks from Vietnam War Period which survived to present days?

Or only repros ?


AFAIK, the EofD is the only true gun truck. All of the other ones where returned to the origianl cargo configurion before turn in as the units stood down.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 2:20 am
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Yep, Eve is the only survivor.

There are a number of reproductions (all privately owned):

M35 Guntruck replica ”Squatter Swatter” Volo Auto Museum / Military Combat Zone, 27582 Volo Village Rd, Volo, IL
M35? Guntruck replica “Pyschotic Reaction” Wheaton, IL

M37 Guntruck replica “Malfunction” Military Transport Association of New Jersey / 54th Vietnam Living History Group, Landing, NJ

M54 Guntruck replica “Black Widow” Pensacola, FL
M54 Guntruck replica “The Untouchable” Freemont, IN
M54 Guntruck replica “Uncle Meat” Mount Morris, MI
M54 Guntruck replica “Satan's Li'l Angel” Military Transport Association of New Jersey / 54th Vietnam Living History Group, Landing, NJ
M54 Guntruck replica “Aces & Eights” Ephrata, NY
M54 Guntruck replica “The Untouchable” Portland, OR
M54 Guntruck replica “Ace of Spaces” Rogersville, TN

Neil
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 4:16 am
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Neil,

Don't forget "The Colonel" at Ft. Lewis. Not sure what it's based on.

[img]http://www.com-central.net/modules/coppermine/albums/userpics/10540/normal_img-20101014-00004w%7E0.jpg[/img]

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 8:36 am
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- C_Sherman
Neil,

Don't forget "The Colonel" at Ft. Lewis. Not sure what it's based on.

Chuck


The M113 is still used as base for guntrucks.

M113 hull + M??? chassis used in Iraq War
www.militaryphotos.net...les/page56

Have somebody better photo of "Colonel"?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 8:58 am
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Gun Trucks.
Vietnam Studies Group series (Squadron/Signal 6071)

PDF book (66 pages) on:
rapidshare.com/#!downl....rar|95797
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 7:11 pm
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That pdf rapidshare site lights my anti-virus up like a Christmas Tree, FWIW.



I highly recommend "The Hard Ride" by James Lyles.

www.amazon.com/Hard-Ri...9719303719

vietnamguntruck.tripod...dride.html

vietnamguntruck.tripod...untry.html
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 4:27 pm
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The M113 is still used as base for guntrucks.

M113 hull + M??? chassis used in Iraq War
www.militaryphotos.net...les/page56


That was something that was being built in Kuwait. It was never finished and it did't see use.


"The Colonel" is a M54 with a M113 hull in the bed.
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