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    All M35A3 have reinforced cabs. Not all gun trucks have armour.
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    What you guys need to remember is that all of these trucks were made to have a turret ring installed. Its main function was for protection from attack. The Definition of Gun Truck is a truck that was dedicated for convoy protection. This would involve not being able to carry cargo. Just because it had a turret ring, did not make it a Gun Truck by definition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goodguyzy View Post
    All M35A3 have reinforced cabs. Not all gun trucks have armour.
    This would be considered a Gun Truck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donald Rumsfeld View Post
    You go to war with the Army you have, not the Army you might want or wish to have at a later time.
    I do not know how many of you remember that quote... it was in response to a lower ranking enlisted man stationed in Kuwait asking why our vehicles in Iraq had no or poor armor, and another asking why our troops had to scrounge through garbage piles looking for sheetmetal to weld to truck...

    Quote Originally Posted by p71 View Post
    What makes me think that this truck is not a gun truck is that we jerry rigged all our trucks with hill billy armor. There are no signs of this having been done to your truck.
    ... which we called "hill billy" or "redneck" armor. This armor is visible in the first picture from the post quoted below (look at the driver's door).

    Quote Originally Posted by goodguyzy View Post
    All M35A3 have reinforced cabs. Not all gun trucks have armour.
    I would argue that once issued to the troops all gun trucks end up with armor. It may not be issue frag 5, it may be made from the panels of an air conditioner or washing machine, but the Grunt (or more likely POG) driving the truck is going to upfit it as best as possible. I personally draped a vietnam era flack vest over my door until we could scrounge up some 1/8 inch steel. The I draped it over that. Because this armor was generally done at the platoon or company level, it was non standard, ugly, and left permanent scars on the truck... scars that the OP's truck does not have.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CREC-20...-PgH5219-2.htm

    This is an interesting read.
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    http://www.steelsoldiers.com/attachm...3&d=1193627353
    One of the actual USAF 5 tons that the Army let us keep because we managed to break the frame (with some help from an IED). This is the armor that they went to after SSgt Dustin Peters and A1C Carl Anderson Junior were killed in action.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoefler View Post
    I also have an MK48 that had a considerable amount of sand in the cab.
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    Please take a picture of the sand so we can tell whether it is from Afghanistan or Iraq. ( haha) I think the stencil means the truck is bomb proof.
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