The M109 was introduced into the US army in 1963 giving the 155mm Howitzer protection and mobility. It was exported to 21 countries seeing combat in the Vietnam and Arab-Israeli conflicts. (the photograph depicts a model in Israeli service with extra items from the AC3 stowage pack)
The HMMVW or Humvee came into service in 1984. The Humvee gradualy replaced the Ford MUT and military light trucks as troop, weapons and cargo carrier. Over 190, 000 have been built and sold around the world. The M966 TOW carrier version had basic light composite armour giving some protection against spinters.
The M60 A3 was the last of the Patton line of tanks developed from the 1940s. The exterior was almost indistinguishable from the A1. This final model had thicker armour and included laser rangefinder, thermal imaging and fire control computer. It still used the tried and tested 105mm gun. Production began in 1978 with units in Europe recieving the first …
The M577 is based on hull of the M113 with a full height roof allowing staff to stand inside and giving additional space for maps and radios. In service since the 1960s it has seen service with many nations such as the; USA, Israel, West Germany, Australia, Canada and many more