Cadillac Gage V-100 COMMANDO Armored Car 1960-71. The V-100 saw widespread use in Vietnam by both U.S. and South Vietnamese forces as a multi-purpose combat vehicle, personnel carrier, reconnaissance vehicle, convoy escort.
Destined to become one of the most influential postwar armored cars, the V-100 Commando was developed by the Cadillac Gage Company in 1962 as a private venture, and the first prototype was completed in the same year. It was designed as a multi-purpose vehicle and could function as an 11-man personnel carrier, reconnaissance vehicle, convoy escort, command or patrol car and a riot vehicle. The V-100 was tested and evaluated in Vietnam before full-scale production began in 1964. It saw widespread use in Vietnam by both US and South Vietnamese forces. This title describes the design, development and operational use of the V-100 Commando, including their continued deployment around the world.