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HG1903 M151A2 Ford MUTT US Marine Corps, Japan

In 1951 Ford Motor Company was awarded a contract to develop a replacement for the M38 Jeep Light Utility Vehicle. The vehicle had to be a ¼ ton 4x4 Military Utility Tactical Truck (M151 MUTT) and after extensive testing began production in 1959 until 1982. The M151, M151A1, and M151A2 are a general purpose personnel or cargo carrier. Eventually manufacturing contracts were awarded to Kaiser and AM General Corp and well over 100,000 MUTTs of many variants produced. Camp Fuji is a USMC CATC (Combined Arms Training enter) situated 2.5 miles from the base of its namesake Mount Fuji in Japan. Camp Fuji is only one of several camps that form the Camp Butler complex sitting next to the JGSDF Camp Takigahara. Camp Butler originally was used by the U.S. Army as a training area and later as a staging location for the Korean Conflict. In 1953 the Camp was turned over to the USMC. Camp Butler and Camp Takigahara was the same area used 800 years earlier to train Samurai warriors.

Specifications for the M151 MUTT (Military Utility Tactical Truck)
Manufacturer – Ford, Kaiser, AM General Corp., GM USA
Years of Manufacture – 1959 until 1982
Number Manufactured – 100,000 +
Occupants – 1 x Driver, Up to 3 others
Length – 11 ft (3.37 m) Width – 5.91 ft (1.8 m) Height – 6.17 ft (1.88 m)
Weight – 2,447 lbs/1.2 US short tons (1,110 kg)
Engine – 1 x Ordnance Continental 4-cylinder gasoline, generating 71 hp @ 4,000 rpm
Maximum Speed – 65 mph (105 km/h)
Maximum Range – 273 miles (440 km)
Armament Depending on Mission
1 x 12.7 mm Browning M2 Heavy Machine Gun 1 x 7.62 mm M240G General Purpose Machine Gun 1 x TOW-2 Anti-Tank Guided Missile Launcher w/ 2 x TOW Missiles 1 x Recoilless Rifle