Other Wheeled Equipment
Tuesday January 17, 2006
This example is of a modified PMC Humvee equipped
with bolt on armor at the rear cab. This version actually has canvas doors and a
canvas roof together with an M60 mg on a pintle mount. The mount also has a gun
shield. Armor was said to have been taken from some of the retired LVT5s.
Another modified Humvee operated by the 75th
Marine Company (Armored Company). Like the Humvee above, this one has armored
shields on the sides of the troop compartment. Beside it is are one of the old
Delta Motors Mini Cruiser Jeeps designed and built for the AFP during the Marcos
years. They have been surprisingly durable. Many thanks for Anonymous for the
The Marines, like the rest of the AFP is a heavy
user of M35 trucks. The truck on the left carries a large water tank while the
one on the right is the more common troop carrier. Many thanks to Anonymous for
the picture of the trucks.
Locally built version. 20 units were acquired for
field testing with the hopes that they will eventually replace the aging M151
Best known in PMC service as the vehicle that
carries the M40 recoilless rifles.
Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MMPV)
Prototype of the first "Marine Multi Purpose
Vehicle" undergoing a trial fit of the 106mm recoilless rifle taken from one of
the Philippine Marines M151 Jeeps. The Marines have been keen to replace
the M151 Jeeps which have been increasingly hard to maintain. While
Hummers are an option, the MMPV prototype shown below is a locally produced
Philippine version that is equipped with a Mitsubishi diesel engine (Pajero)
engine and transmission, 4 wheel drive and chassis. Cost is much less than
the US built Hummers – 310 thousand PHP bare. Additional military
equipment and modifications required by the Marines are estimated to cost
another 25 thousand PHP to 35 thousand PHP. While the priority is to
replace the M151 RRs (recoilless rifles) jeeps, the Marines eventually want to
procure several variants – troop carriers, ambulance, commo van, MP jeep and
command vehicles. The Marines are currently awaiting approval from the
Navy but would prefer to acquire these versions and get more of them instead of
acquiring the US built Hummers to replace the M151s.
Thanks for MC-5 for the pics.