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Stephen N Russell

Guntrucks

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Any Museums housing Vietnam era Guntrucks??

Or any Assocs?? Unit Assoc?

Never used in any Nam movie IE Platoon, Boys of Co, Apocolypse Now, Full Metal Jacket.

Love to see Guntruck in Pasadena Rose Parade, CA, Macys NYC Parade,

Other miscl parades esp July 4th & Veterans Day events alone.

Did Guntrucks augment armor or Spec Ops??? or regular forces?

Love to shoot guns on Range, Id be awesome.

Any  tech info on GunTrucks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Big_Al    1

I was in Northern I Corps, Quang Tri Province (the northernmost).

There was a unit that operated up there that had both gun trucks and Dusters. The Dusters were used mainly as mobile base camp defense, the gun trucks were used for convoy security.

Dusters were twin 40MM anti-aircraft Bofers guns on a tracked chassis, the gun trucks were 5 ton 6X6 trucks with a quad 50 Browning machine gun turret mount.

I believe they  were an ADA (air defense artillery) unit, and they were not part of my unit - the 1st Infantry Brigade, 5th Infantry Division (Mechanized).

I'll check around some of my favorite Vietnam sites and see what info I can find for you.

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I've read about these trucks in a Military Vehicles magazine, there are now people rebuilding trucks to look like these gun trucks. They look rather nice if you ask me.

This is an original from Vietnam:

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A rebuild vehicle in the States:

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