US 4x4 Utility Vehicle w/ Grenade Launcher
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In Stock (Ships in 1-3 business days)List price: $40.00You pay: $27.19(All prices in U.S. Dollars)Manufacturer: Tamiya Models and PaintsStock Number: TAM 32567Scale: 1/48View all products of type "HMMWV (Hummer)"
This model kit requires assembly. Cement, paint and other construction materials not included unless specifically stated in the 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.