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Cheetah 4x4 Reconnaissance Vehicle


Country of Origin/Used by: USA
First Produced/Service Dates: 1977
Manufactured by: Mobility Technology International
Crew: 2
Armament: None
Engine: 8 Cylinder Gasoline (Chrysler V8)
Miscellaneous Info: Mobility Technology International (MTI) designed the Cheetah based upon a stock Lamborghini dune buggy for the late 1970's U.S. Army Combat Support Vehicle (CSV) Project. The CSV Project was cancelled and some design criteria were incorporated into the new High Mobility Multi-Purpose Vehicle (HMMWV) program. Teledyne Contiental Motors subsequently acquired the Cheetah design from MTI and used it as the basis for their XM-998 vehicle entry into the HMMWV competitiion.
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  Cheetah Recon Vehicle Photo Teledyne Continental Motors via Dave Haugh - Content Editor

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AM General Humvee: 1985 Onwards (All Military Variants) (Haynes Publishing) Pat Ware
Armored Car- A History of American Wheeled Combat Vehicles R.J. Hunnicutt
Humvee At War (Zenith Press) Michael Green and Greg Stewart
U.S. Military Wheeled Vehicles Fred W. Crismon

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