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Eve of Destruction, Death, Executioner, Blood Sweat & Tires, Brutus, Cold Sweat, Creeper. Names Of Vietnam Gun Trucks Read Like Heavy Metal Setlist. With exteriors slather in black and enough firepower to level cattle stampede, US Gun Trucks ruled roads of Vietnam by late 1967. However, these beasts werent thoughtfully engineer affairs that arrived alongside US troops in 1961; they were haphazardly developed in jungles by US Soldiers desperate to protect their supply lines. North Vietnamese Army And Viet Cong Were Stubborn, Frustrating Enemies. Wherever American forces slog, Cong seems to swim. Their guerilla tactics and intimate knowledge of their surroundings make native forces slipperier than bar of soap, and many US Soldiers fell victim to their infamous Ambush attacks. Ultimately, over 58 000 were killed in action. American trucking convoys find themselves motoring into crosshairs of such traps. Lightly defended and initially undermanned, these supply chains were life lines of American War easy targets to boot. NVA predators seek to block ammunition and gear from reaching troops and, most importantly, prevent jet fuel from reaching airfields. $MERGE_SPACE Their grand epiphany: It was much easier to neutralize American advantage in sky by keeping planes on ground in first place. After suffering catastrophic loss of supplies, GIs put their heads together to determine how to defend their white-knuckle, Truck-driving brethren, and so began evolution of Vietnam Gun Truck.

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World War II

When prospect of German invasion of United Kingdom seemed likely, British Army designed and built improvised armored vehicle, Bedford OXA. It was based on one and half-ton OXD truck and was upgraded with armor plate, and arm 55 in anti-tank rifle and Bren Gun. Slightly less than thousand were built by 1941, and they were employed by British Home Guard. Other British examples from invasion-scare period were Armadillo armoured fighting vehicle and Bison concrete armour lorries. Both were conventional trucks fit with improvised armour, In case of Bison, concrete fighting-compartment was carry, essentially making mobile pillbox. Armadillo uses walls of wood, with space between filled with gravel. Both vehicles had poor mobility and were used for airfield defense by Royal Air Force. In event of surprise, airborne attack, Bisons would deploy short distance from key points of airfield and probably fight from static positions, positions where fixed defenses often could not be constructed as they would impede aircraft movement during Day-to-Day operations. Armadillo's Mobility, While Poor, Was Better Than Bison's And It Was Intended They Would Take On Mobile Role Similar To Conventional Armoured Vehicle.Sss

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Vietnam War

Men of Transportation start converting 2. 5-ton trucks into gun platforms. They add wood and sandbags as well as mounting M60 machine in back. In 1967, US had units spread throughout Vietnamese central highlands. From airfields to firebases there were units large and small amounting to tens of thousands soldiers in constant need of food, ammunition, fuel, and other supplies. Despite efforts of helicopters and huge cargo planes like C-130 Hercules, US Military couldnt keep up with demand. Instead, it relies on US Army Transportation Corps to convey supplies where they are needed. Routes from coastal ports of Qui Nhon and Cam Ranh Bay to bases inland were often long, winding roads that were badly in need of repair. Much of journey would also be conducted outside protection of US forces. Transport Corps Who Were Tasked With Keeping These Forces Supply Become Prime Targets For Vietnamese Cong Ambushes. Looking for weakest link and unable to penetrate large bases and formations effectively, VC started daily raids on supplies. During one of first of these attacks, on September 2 1967, 30 trucks were destroyed or damage, nine drivers were kill, and another 17 were wound. In only ten minutes, convoy had turned into disaster zone. Army Had Virtually No Response Other Than Provide More Armed Jeeps To Help Provide Fire Support. So, men of Transportation Corps had to do what troops do best: improvise.

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