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
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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