Cadillac Gage V-100 Commando
The best-known American armored car of the post-WWII era, the Cadillac Gage Commando - a versatile, amphibious, 4x4 vehicle - still looks modern even though it made its debut in 1962. The V-100 Commando went through numerous changes in light of its extensive and varied experience in reconnaissance, convoy escort, riot control, security, and as a personnel carrier. As it proved its worth to America's South Vietnamese allies and later to US forces in Southeast Asia, Cadillac Gage introduced one modification after another in response to evolving combat needs. Although US military use of the Commando declined after the end of the Vietnam War, many Commandos were rebuilt and to this day, serve police forces and SWAT teams in Europe and the US, while various armies around the world still use descendants of the combat version. Illustrated with over 200 color photographs plus detailed line drawings; 80 pages.
By David Doyle