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Rayo Armored Truck


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Country of Origin/Used by: El Salvador
First Produced/Service Dates: 1968
Manufactured by: Chassis: AM General, Kaiser Motors and REO Motor Car Company (Also designed by); Armor: Salvadoran Military
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Armament: Various Weapons including an M3 .50 cal Heavy Machine Gun
Engine: Turbo-Charged 6-cylinder
Miscellaneous Info: This base vehicle was the M35 2 1/2 Ton Truck and used a combination of steel armor plate sandwiched between a layer of cotton fiber. The Rayo was used as an APC, transport vehicle and gun truck.  "Rayo" means "Lightning" in Spanish.
Data Sheet Available:   None Available

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Rayo Armored Truck Photo (Above) Julio Montes - California USA

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Armored Fighting Vehicles of El Salvador: Museum Ordnance Special Number 7  (Darlington Publications) David Spencer
Mexican and Central American Armor (Darlington Publications) Julio Montes

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