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M151 Armored Mutt


Country of Origin/Used by: USA
First Produced/Service Dates: 1970
Manufactured by: Base Vehicle: AM General; Armor: At first, Field Modifications were made by individual units.  Subsequently though, two (2) kits were developed by the US Army.
Crew: 2-3
Armament: (1) M60 7.62mm Light Machine Gun
Engine: 4 Cylinder Gasoline
Miscellaneous Info: Although, many base versions of the M151 series were eventually armored, the most numerous were the M151A1 and the M151A1C Recoilless Rifle Carrier (without the Recoilless Rifle).  The A1C chassis had been strengthened to carry the 106mm RR, so it was better able to handle the added weight of the armor which was added.
Data Sheet Available: M151A1C Armored Mutt Datasheet (By David Haugh)


Reference Source/Provider
M151 Armored Mutt Photos David Haugh - Content Editor
M151A2 Armored Mutt Photo Paul Bird via David Haugh
8th Transportation Gun Jeep Vertical Armor Line Drawings Jerry Barnes - Lexington, Nebraska USA
"Steel Dogs" - Armoring of the M151 Mutts David Haugh

References Available


Reference Source/Provider


Reference Author
1/4 Ton M151 "Mutt" (Warmachines: Military Photo File #140) Willy Peeters & Francois Verlinden
Gun Trucks: A Visual History of the U.S. Army's Vietnam-Era Wheeled Escort Platforms (Ampersand Group, Inc.)

Review on WarWheels by Alan Crawford
David Doyle
The Hard Ride - Vietnam Guntrucks (Volume 2)

Review on WarWheels by Patrick Keenan

James Lyles
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
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
M151 Mutt with 106mm Recoilless Rifle Kit Mini-Art Studio 1/35 Future Release?  Resin.
M151A1 Mutt Model Kit (1323) Academy 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic; Newer Tool
M151A2 Mutt with Trailer (1326) Academy 1/35 Old Tool Kit.  Not Very Good.
M151A2 Hard Top Mutt Model Kit with Trailer (13012) Academy 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic; Newer Tool
M151 Mutt with 105mm Recoilless Rifle Kit (13003) Academy 1/35 Plastic.  Please Note: this kit has the M27 105mm Recoilless Rifle mounted instead.
M151A2 Mutt (35123) Tamiya 1/35 Old Tool Kit.  Not Very Good.
M151A2 Mutt with Trailer (35130) Tamiya 1/35 Old Tool Kit.  Not Very Good.
Aftermarket Item Manufacturer Scale Other Information
M151 Vietnam Armored Mutt Conversion (CMK 3036) CMK - Czech Master Kits 1/35 Resin.
M151 Engine and Accessories (3002) CMK - Czech Master Kits 1/35 Resin.
M151A1 Armored Mutt Conversion (DT35-022) D-Toys 1/35 Multi-Media with Decals; For Academy or Tamiya Kits
M151A1/A2 MUTT (Late) Sagged Wheel Set (DW35138) DEF Model 1/35 Resin; For the Academy or Tamiya series of kits.

Mirrors for M151 Series (M357135)

Echelon Fine Details 1/35 For Academy Series of M151 kits.
“M151 Gun Trucks In Vietnam” (D35681) Echelon Fine Details 1/35 Decals.
M151 Mutt Weighted Wheels (35768) FC Model Trend 1/35 3D Printed Resin; For the Tamiya Kits
M151 Mutt Tires and Wheels (0086) Trakz 1/35 Resin.
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
M151A1C Armored Mutt Model Photos (1/35 Academy-Converted) Sean Hadfield - Madison, Wisconsin USA