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Cadillac Gage Commando

LandNorge , Norge
RollePansret bil
DesignetJuni 1962
Bygget3200+

Den Cadillac Gage-kommando, ofte betegnet som M706 i amerikansk militærtjeneste, var en amerikansk pansret bil designet for å være amfibisk. Det ble konstruert av Cadillac Gage spesielt for United States Military Police Corps under Vietnamkrigen som en væpnet konvoi eskorte kjøretøy. Commando var et av de første kjøretøyene som kombinerte de tradisjonelt separate rollene til en pansret personellbærer og en konvensjonell pansret bil, omtrent som sovjetiske BTR-40. Den bemerkelsesverdige høyden, amfibieevnen og vanntette motoren tillot amerikanske mannskaper å kjempe effektivt i Jungelen i Vietnam ved å observere sine motstandere over tykk vegetasjon og fording landets dype elver.

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Cadillac Gage Commando er en serie pansrede kjøretøy som ble designet og produsert av det amerikanske selskapet Cadillac Gage på 1960- og 1970-tallet. Commando var opprinnelig ment for US Military Police Corps som et amfibisk konvoieskortekjøretøy under Vietnamkrigen, men det ble også tatt i bruk av andre grener av det amerikanske militæret og av mange utenlandske land for ulike roller. Commando var et av de første kjøretøyene som kombinerte funksjonene til et pansret personellkjøretøy og en pansret bil, og ga både beskyttelse og mobilitet til mannskap og passasjerer.
The Commando series consisted of three main models: the V-100, the V-150, and the V-200, each with different specifications and configurations. The V-100 was the first and most widely used model, with a Chrysler V8 gasoline engine, a five-speed manual transmission, and a four-wheel drive system. The V-100 had a welded steel hull that could resist small arms fire and shell fragments, and it was equipped with a turret that could mount various weapons, such as machine guns, grenade launchers, or recoilless rifles. The V-100 could carry up to 12 people, including three crew members and nine passengers. The V-100 was also amphibious, with a water jet propulsion system that allowed it to cross rivers and lakes.
The V-150 was a modified version of the V-100, with a heavier armor, a diesel engine, an automatic transmission, and a six-wheel drive system. The V-150 had a larger turret that could accommodate heavier weapons, such as a 90mm cannon or a 20mm autocannon. The V-150 could carry up to 10 people, including three crew members and seven passengers. The V-150 was also amphibious, but with a lower speed and maneuverability in water than the V-100. The V-200 was a further development of the V-150, with a longer hull, a more powerful diesel engine, an improved suspension system, and an eight-wheel drive system. The V-200 had a spacious turret that could mount various weapons, such as a 105mm howitzer or a TOW missile launcher. The V-200 could carry up to 14 people, including three crew members and 11 passengers. The V-200 was not amphibious, but it had a high ground clearance and excellent off-road performance.
The Cadillac Gage Commando was used in many conflicts around the world, such as the Cambodian Civil War, the Lebanese Civil War, the Gulf War, and the Battle of Marawi. The Commando proved to be a versatile and reliable vehicle that could adapt to different terrains and situations. The Commando was also produced under license by other countries, such as Portugal (Bravia Chaimite) and Indonesia (Pindad Komodo). The Commando was gradually retired from active service in the US military by the 1990s, but it is still used by some countries and organizations today.

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