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V-100/XM-M706

Commando Armored Car Series

M706 Commando


Statistics

Country of Origin/Used by: Developed in USA but used by many other countries including, Bolivia, Guatemala, Lebanon, Malaysia, South Vietnam and Venezuela.
First Produced/Service Dates: 1962-1971
Manufactured by: Cadillac Gage
Crew: 2-11
Armament: Various Armament Packages including the basic T-50 turret with two weapons. The T-50 turret contained either (2) .30 caliber (later 7.62mm) machine guns or (1) .30 cal/7.62mm and (1) M2 .50 machine gun.
Engine: (1) Chrysler gasoline 8-cylinder.
Miscellaneous Info: V-100 was the basic designation given to the vehicle by Cadillac-Gage.  XM-706/E-1 was the designation given by the US military to the vehicles when initially sent to Vietnam.  Finally, M-706 was standardized vehicle designation derived from the upgraded  XM706E-1. Finally, the XM-706E2 were the turretless vehicles selected by the US Air Force. Before the production of the V-150, an "improved" version of the M706 was developed that incorporated modest changes such as drivers' double vision blocks and ballistic fuel caps.
Data Sheet Available: None Available

Photos

Reference Source/Provider

M706 Commando Photos

Lt. Col. James Loop Collection via David R. Haugh - Content Editor

    Photos of a V100 Commando in Police Service Neil Baumgardner - Arlington, Virginia USA
M-706 Commando Photos John Charvat - Yukon, Oklahoma USA

ARVN V100 Commando Photos

Dave Haugh - Content Editor

(10MB)  Cadillac Gage Commando Sales Brochure (1967)

David R. Haugh - Content Editor

  Early V-100 Commando Armored Car

David R. Haugh - Content Editor

V100 Commando Photos

Neil Baumgardner - Arlington, Virginia USA

V100 Commando Photo

Dave Chaney, Portland, Oregon USA

  V-100 Commando Armored Car

David R. Haugh - Content Editor

    V-100 Commando with 20mm Cannon

David R. Haugh - Content Editor

XM-706 Commando Photos

Alan Wise Collection

XM-706E-1 Commando Photos

Alan Wise Collection

XM-706E-2 USAF Commando Photos

Dave Haugh - Content Editor

XM-706E-2 USAF Commando Photos

Alan Wise Collection


References Available

Online

Reference Source/Provider
M706/V150 Commando Armored Car Photos and Information Bulwagan Enrille's Philippine Marine Corps Website
Textron Marine and Land Systems Website Textron

Printed

Reference Author
Armored Car- A History of American Wheeled Combat Vehicles R.J. Hunnicutt
Cadillac Gage V-100 Commando (1960-71) (Osprey Publications) R. Lathrop & J. McDonald
Cadillac Gage V-100 Commando Walk Around (Squadron/Signal)

Book Review by Franz Tinio-Lopez

David Doyle
Encyclopedia of Armoured Cars Duncan Crow & Robert Icks
Military Police In Vietnam (DVD Movie)

Review by Franz Tinio-Lopez

Traditions Military Video
U.S. Armoured Cars - AFV Weapons Profile #40 Robert J. Icks
U.S. Military Wheeled Vehicles Fred W. Crismon

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
USAF XM-706 E2 ARMORED CAR (35066) Best Value Models (by Azimut) 1/35 Resin
M706 APC Model Kit (82418) Hobby Boss 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic.
M706 APC Product Improved Vehicle Model Kit (82419) Hobby Boss 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic
V-100-Commando Armored Car Model Kit Verlinden Productions 1/35 Resin and Photo Etched kit.  Out of production.
       
Accessory/Detail Set Manufacturer Scale Other Information
V-100/150 HULL INTERIOR SET (35111) Azimut Productions 1/35 Resin

M706/V100 Mirrors (357134)

Echelon Fine Details

1/35

For Hobby Boss Model Kits;"Peel and Stick" Series.

720th MP Btn V100 Commando in Vietnam: Part 1 (D356085) Echelon Fine Details 1/35  
720th MP Btn V100 Commando in Vietnam: Part 2 (D356086) Echelon Fine Details 1/35  
720th MP Btn V100 Commando in Vietnam: Part 3 (D356063) Echelon Fine Details 1/35  
720th MP Btn V100 and M113 in Vietnam: Part 4 (D356068) Echelon Fine Details 1/35  
504 MP Btn V100 Commando in Vietnam: Part 5 (D356095) Echelon Fine Details 1/35  
V100 & V150 Commando Armored Cars of the World: Part 1 (D356091) Echelon Fine Details 1/35  
V100/M706 Wheel Set (NWM-AC002) New World Miniatures 1/35 Resin
M706 Wheel Set (SPE35001)) Special East 1/35 Resin
M706/V100 Wheel Set (TX0135) Trakz 1/35 Resin
M706/V100 "Vietnam" Decal Set (MS350001)) Superscale 1/35 Decals
V100 Wheel Set (LF1183) Legend Productions 1/35 Resin

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider
M706 Commando Model Photos (1/35 Hobby Boss) Wayne Cassell - Littleton, Colorado USA
M706 Commando "The Unexpected" Model Kit Photos (1/35 Hobby Boss) Al LaFleche - West Springfield, MA USA
M706 (Improved) Commando Model Kit Photos (1/35 Hobby Boss) Rob Goldman - Kfar Saba, Israel
V-100 Commando (Vietnam) Model Kit Photos (1/35 Hobby Boss) Ron Damratowski - Tinley Park, IL USA
V-100 Commando Armored Car Model Photos (1/35 Verlinden Productions) Ian Young of Military Machines International Magazine