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The „Truck, Utility, ¼-Ton, 4×4, M151“ or simply M151 was the successor to the Korean War M38 and M38A1 jeep Light Utility Vehicles. The M151 had an integrated body design which offered a little more space than prior jeeps and featured all-around independent suspension with coil springs. It has since been replaced by the larger AM General HMMWV in most utility roles in frontline use. With some M151A2 units still in US military service in 1999, the M151 series achieved a longer run of service than that of the World War II/Korean War-era MB/GPW, M38, and M38A1 series combined.First put into service in the early 1960s, the M151 played an active part in American military operations well into the 1980s, when it was phased out in favour of the HMMWV. Despite its official replacement, the M151 had some distinct advantages over its much larger and heavier successor, like being small enough to fit inside a CH-53 heavy transport helicopter. This flexibility was one of the reasons the US Marine Corps deployed M151 Fast Attack Vehicle (FAV) variants up until 1999, in theatres such as Kosovo. It currently serves in US special forces units as a FAV.Various models of the M-151 have seen successful military service in 15 different NATO countries and M151s were sold to many countries, including Canada, Denmark, the United Kingdom and non-NATO countries like Egypt, Lebanon, Israel, the Philippines, and Pakistan. Currently, the M151 is used by over 100 countries worldwide.
Our first weekend teaser for October following the M151A1 new project of the month announcement is a sneak preview of our M274 „Mule“ design. The M274 will probably be outfitted with options like M60 7.62mm NATO LMG, M2HB .50 Caliber MG, M40 106mm recoilless rifles, and TOW anti-tank missile system. More to follow later…
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