By R Lathrop & J McDonald.
Destined to become one of the most influential postwar armoured card, the V-100 Commando was developed by the Cadillac Gage Company in 1962 as a private venture and the first prototype was completed in the same year. It was designed as a multi-purpose vehicle and could function as an 11 man personnel carrier, reconnaissance vehicle, convoy escort, command or patrol car and a riot vehicle. The V-100 was tested and evaluated in Vietnam before full scale production began in 1964. It saw widespread use in Vietnam by both US and South Vietnamese forces.
This title describes the design, development and operational use of the V-100 Commando, including its continued deployment around the world today.