Tamiya #32567 1:48 U.S. Modern 4X4 Utility Vehicle w/Grenande Launcher

Tamiya #32567 1:48 U.S. Modern 4X4 Utility Vehicle w/Grenande Launcher
Item# 3500-32567
$36.98
Availability: Usually ships in 2-3 business days

Product Description

During the late 1970s, the US military decided to replace many mission-specific type vehicles such as the M151 MUTT and M561, with a standard 4x4 vehicle. As a result, they designed a vehicle that was reliable, versatile, and had excellent off-road mobility. The vehicle was comprised of an aluminum body and steel frame. It also featured a 4-wheel independent suspension, and 150hp V8 diesel engine. These versatile vehicles were used for a wide variety of tasks such as cargo/troop transporter, ambulance, and armament carrier. The �armament carrier� was equipped with either a Mk. 19 grenade launcher or a M-60 machine gun. U.S. forces were issued these vehicles in 1985. The 4x4 vehicles were first used in Panama in 1989.

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