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M151A1 Mutt 1/4 Ton 4x4

Utility Truck 


Specifications

Country of Origin/Used by: USA
First Produced/Service Dates: 1964
Manufactured by: Kaiser Jeep Corporation & American Motors Corporation
Crew: 1-3
Armament: Normally unarmed.  However, weapons could be mounted which included: (1) or (2) M60 7.62mm Light Machine Guns or (1) M2HB .50 cal Heavy MG.  Also, there was a M40A1 106mm Recoilless Rifle Armed Mutt which was designated the M151A1C.
Engine: 4 Cylinder Gasoline
Miscellaneous Info: The M151A1 was very similar to the earlier M151, but with minor improvements to the independent coil suspension.  The changes were made to improve the vehicle's handling because the early Mutts had a tendency to roll over during sharp turns.  Unfortunately, the improvements did little to solve the handling issues. The main external identifying feature between the earlier M151 and the M151A1 was the addition of small turn signals on the A1's front fenders. Likewise, the main external identifying feature between the A1 and the later M151A2, also related to the turn signals; the A2's being fitted with much larger parts, also resulting in a change to the shape of the front fenders.
Data Sheet Available: M151A1 Mutt Datasheet (By David Haugh)

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
M151A1 Mutt Photo (Above) Jim Walls via Dave Haugh - Content Editor
M151A1 Mutt Line Drawing Dave Haugh
M151A1 Mutt Vehicle Photos US Army via Dave Haugh
M151A1 Mutt Detail Photos (Military Police Vehicle) Matt Riesmeyer - Manchester, Missouri USA
M151A1/A2 "Djapas" Variants of the Israel Defense Forces Erik Hendriks - Sittard, Holland

References Available

Online

Reference Source/Provider
   

Printed

Reference Author
1/4 Ton M151 "Mutt" (Warmachines: Military Photo File #14) Willy Peeters & Francois Verlinden
The Hard Ride - Vietnam Gun Trucks (Part/Volume 2) Covers both the 1st & 2nd Editions

Review on WarWheels by Patrick Keenan

James Lyles
  "Full Metal Jacket" (November 2017 Issue of Classic Military Vehicle Magazine) John Carroll

"Hound Dog: Ford Motor Company" (March 2008 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine)

James Lyle

"Jeeps in Camera: (M151 Mutt) (August 2008 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine)

Mark Askew

"Jeeps in Camera: "Jeeps In Camera (Unusual Variants of the M151 Mutt)" (May 2009  Issue of Military Machines International Magazine)

Mark Askew
"Khe Sanh Cruiser" (December 2018 Issue of Classic Military Vehicle Magazine) Louise Limb
M151 "Mutt" and Variants, The - Armored/Wheeled Fighting Vehicle Data #3 Deon Adams
M151 Mutt In Action (Squadron/Signal Publications #12051)

Book Review by Patrick Keenan - Editor
David Doyle

"Mutt In Vietnam: On Patrol" (April 2006 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine)

Blaine Taylor
Operator's Manual for the 1/4 Ton 4x4, M151 Series (PP015)- US Technical Manual Portrayal Press
U.S. Military Wheeled Vehicles Fred W. Crismon

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
M151A1 Mutt Model Kit (1323) Academy 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic; Newer Tool
M151A1 IDF "Shmira" Mutt Model Kit (13004) Academy 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic; Newer Tool
M151A1 "Vietnam" Mutt Utility Vehicle Model Kit (35334) Tamiya 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic
       
Aftermarket Set Manufacturer Scale Other Information
M151 Engine and Accessories (3002) CMK 1/35 Resin
Mirrors for M151 series (M357135) Echelon Fine Details 1/35 For Academy Series of M151 kits.
M151A1 IDF "Shmira" Detail Set (EDU35512) Eduard 1/35 Photo Etched Stainless Steel
M151A1 IDF "Shmira" Detail Set (LF1043) Legend Productions 1/35 Resin and Photo Etched Brass
M151 Mutt Accessory Set - Vietnam (LF1051) Legend Productions 1/35 Resin and Photo Etched Brass
M151 Mutt Tires and Wheels (0086) Trakz 1/35  
M151A1 & A2 Conversion and Detail Set (#1538) Verlinden Productions 1/35 Resin and Photo Etched Brass. You can either use this set to super-detail Tamiya's M151A2 (#'s 35123 and/or 35130) or to backdate it to an A1 Mutt.

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider