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HG1904 M151A2 Ford MUTT 3rd Armoured Division, US Army "CONVOY FOLLOWS"

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. The lead vehicle in a convoy is normally referred to as the “Pacesetter”. The Pacesetter will set the rate of speed for the convoy so they meet pre-established times for each way point along the planned route. The Pacesetter also informs the convoy commander of any obstacles or hazards it encounters prior to the entire convoy reaching that same point. The lead vehicles carries a sign “Convoy Follows” and the last vehicle carries a sign “Convoy Ahead”.

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