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M151A2 Mutt 1/4 Ton 4x4

Utility Truck 

 


Specifications

Country of Origin/Used by: USA
First Produced/Service Dates: 1970
Manufactured by: American Motors Corporation & the Ford Motor Company (Engine)
Crew: 1-4
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. or TOW Anti-Tank Guided Missile.  Also there was the M40A1 106mm Recoilless Rifle Armed M825 Mutt.
Engine: 4 Cylinder Gasoline
Miscellaneous Info: The M151A2 was the final version in the M151 Mutt series and ended production in 1978.  The main external identifying feature between the A2 and the earlier M151A1, was the addition of a much larger turn signal on the A2's front fender. The larger turn signals also resulted in a change to the shape of the front fenders as well.

However, the major difference from the previous M151's and M151A1's was a final change in the rear suspension to try to decrease rollover accidents. A Roll-Over Protective Cage (ROP) modification was also added to nearly all vehicles during its later service.

Data Sheet Available: M151A2 Mutt Datasheet (By David Haugh)

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
Centauro M151A2 Mutt Gun Jeep Vehicle Photos (El Salvador) Julio Montes - California, USA
  M151A1/A2 "Djapas" Variants of the Israel Defense Forces Erik Hendriks - Sittard, Holland
M151A2 Mutt Vehicle Photos Mark Aldrich - IPMS/USA Tacoma Green Dragons (Washington)
M151A2 Mutt Vehicle Photos Dave Haugh - Content Editor
M151A2 Mutt Photos (Photos from the WWII Victory Museum - Auburn, Indiana USA) Patrick Keenan - Editor
M151A2 TOW Armed Mutt Vehicle Photos USMC and US Dept. of Defense via Dave Haugh
  M151A2 TOW Armed Mutt Photo Patrick Keenan
Moroccan M151A2 Mutt with B-10 82mm Recoilless Rifle Photos Dave Haugh
US 75th Ranger Regiment M151A2 Special Operations Vehicle (SOV) "Super Jeep" Vehicle Photos Keith Ross - Oklahoma, USA

References Available

Online

Reference Source/Provider
   

Printed

Reference Author
1/4 Ton M151 "Mutt" (Warmachines: Military Photo File #140) 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

"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
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

"Swangsong" (October Issue of Classic Military Vehicle Magazine)

John Teasdale
U.S. Military Wheeled Vehicles Fred W. Crismon

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
M151A2 Mutt with Trailer model kit (1326) Academy 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic; Older Tooled Kit.
M151A2 Hard Top Mutt Model Kit with Trailer (13012) Academy 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic; Newer Tooled.
M151A2 Mutt with TOW model kit (1325) Academy 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic; Older Tooled Kit.
M151A2 Mutt with TOW model kit (13024)

Review by Patrick Keenan at WarWheels

Academy 1/35 Injection Molded Kit; Newer Tooled Kit
M151A2 Mutt model kit (35123) Tamiya 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic; Older Tooled Kit.
M151A2 Mutt with Trailer model kit(35130) Tamiya 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic; Older Tooled Kit.
M151A2 Mutt with TOW model kit (35125) Tamiya 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic; Older Tooled Kit.
M151A2 "Grenada 1983" Mutt Utility Vehicle Model Kit (35332) Tamiya 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic.  Reissued kit with new figures and accessories
M151A2 Mutt Utility Vehicle Model Kit(MM-R024) Model Miniature 1/72 Resin.
M151A2 with TOW Missile Launcher Model Kit (R055) Model Miniature 1/72 Resin.
M151A2 TOW Ammo Carrier Model Kit  (R056) Model Miniature 1/72 Resin.
M151A2 Mutt with "Car Cover" (Canvas Top) model kit (R131) Model Miniature 1/72 Resin.
       
Aftermarket Set Manufacturer Scale Other Information

USMC M151A2 FAV Conversion (T35121)

Black Dog 1/35 Resin; For ??? Kit
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.
M151 Mutt Accessory Set - Vietnam (LF1051) Legend Productions 1/35 Resin and Photo Etched Brass
M151A2 IDF Shmira Conversion Set (LF1018) Legend Productions 1/35 Resin and Photo Etched Brass
M151A2 IDF OREV TOW Missile Launch Vehicle Conversion (LF1142) Legend Productions 1/35 Resin; Conversion for Tamiya and Academy Kits.
M151A2 IDF OREV TOW Missile Carrier Vehicle Conversion (LF1141) Legend Productions 1/35 Resin; Conversion for Tamiya and Academy Kits.
M151 Mutt Wheels (MM-R087) Model Miniature 1/72 Decals.
M151A2 Light/Lense set (SKP188) SKP Model 1/35 For Academy Series of kits.
M151 Mutt Detail set (TWS0055) Tank Workshop 1/35 For Tamiya Kit.
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
1/35 Tamiya IDF M151A2 Mutt (Circa 1988-89) Model Kit Rob Goldman - Kfar Saba, Israel