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M38A1D Jeep with M28/29 "Davy Crockett"

Tactical Nuclear Launcher


Specifications

Country of Origin/Used by: USA
First Produced/Service Dates: 1962-1968
Manufactured by: Vehicle: Willys Overland (later Willys Motor Inc.) and Ford Motor Company
Crew: 2 or 3 
Armament: M28 System: M63 120mm Recoilless Rifle with M69 20mm Spotting Gun; M29 System: M64 155mm Recoilless Rifle with 35mm Spotting Gun
Engine: 4 Cylinder Gasoline
Miscellaneous Info: The initial system with the 120mm recoilless rifle was referred to as the M28 Tactical Nuclear Launcher and the later model with the 155mm weapon, the M29 system.  The vehicle carried two (2) M388 projectiles, mounting the Mark 54 nuclear warhead.  The range of weapon was approximately 1.25 miles.  This vehicle/weapon combination was also referred to as the "Battle Group Atomic Delivery System". 
Data Sheet Available: Not Available

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
M38A1D Jeep with M28 "Davy Crockett" Tactical Nuclear Launcher Photos Major (Retired) Don Allen - Orleans, Ontario Canada
M38A1D Jeep with M28 "Davy Crockett" Tactical Nuclear Launcher Photos David Haugh - Content Editor

References Available

Online

Reference Source/Provider
M38A1D "Davy Crockett" Recoilless Jeep Photos & Information The M38A1 Restoration Site

Printed

Reference Author
Armored Car- A History of American Wheeled Combat Vehicles R.J. Hunnicutt
Jeep in Detail: Part 2 (R11) (Wings & Wheels Publications) František Kořán & Jan Moštěk
U.S. Military Wheeled Vehicles Fred W. Crismon

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
       

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider
M38A1D "Davy Crockett" Jeep Model (1/35 Conversion) "Mechanix" - Skellig Michael, Ireland