5RAR Tiger Logo armour in support of 5RAR

 
ARVN Cadillac Gage V-100 ARVN Cadillac GAGE V-100
Commando 1960-71 APC
 
    

 An ARVN V-100 APC accompanying a US tank squadron heading south along Route 2 and passing through 5RAR's northern road block.
     Gary Townsend (7Platoon C Company) took this photograph in March, 1967.
The V-100 APC originally was designed for convoy escort, reconnaissance, or police riot control. The first prototype was completed in March 1963 and production began in 1964. It is an amphibious vehicle with a hull of welded, high hardness ballistic armour plating which protects against small arms fire, grenades, and anti-personnel mines. The commando was used extensively in South-East Asia, not only by the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force, but also by the Army of the Republic of Vietnam and Thai forces.

 

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