Cadillac Gage V-150 Armored Car with Chrysler Military 361 Gas V8 Drive-Train

Would you like to see AFV’s based on this Chassis Drive-Train Combo in-Game?
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V-150 Commando M706 Turret
V-150 Commando M706 P.I. Turret, Source - Hunnicutt’s Armored Car


Hello all,

This is the fourth suggestion in a series regarding the Cadillac Gage V-150 Armored Car Chassis.

Today I would like to suggest the addition of vehicles based on the original version of the V-150 Commando, from 1971. Using the ‘standard’ chassis and the original 191hp Chrysler 361 Gasoline engine, with 5 speed manual transmission and single speed transfer case, that were carried over from the V-100 series. It will also have more detailed specs on the Drive-train than the previous base chassis suggestions.

As stated in the other suggestions, there are a lot of Armament options available for this chassis. If I haven’t already made a suggestion for a given weapon config with this Chassis/Drive-Train version, please feel free to do so, and you have my permission to use any information I’ve collected and posted here.

V-150 Options Drawing 1

V-150 Options Drawing 2
V-150 Weapon Option Drawings, Source - Hunnicutt’s Armored Car


For full chassis history, visit the Chassis Series suggestion linked in the Related Suggestions section.

This version of the Cadillac Gage V-150 Commando was originally introduced in 1971.

It was designed as a product improved version of the V-100/M706 Commando Armored Car. It used the same base hull design as the V-100/M706, and retained the same basic drive-train. That drive-train being the Chrysler 361 V8 Gas engine, which had an output of 191 Gross HP, a 5 speed manual transmission, and a single speed 4 wheel drive transfer case. However the drive train was upgraded with heavier duty axles.

As is the case with all versions of the V-150, it has served with the United States, and Several other militaries.

V-150 Turret Diagrams
V-150 Turret Diagrams, Source - Hunnicutt’s Armored Car


Click for Chassis + Drive-Train Specs
General information
Chassis Version V-150 / M706 Product Improved
Year of Introduction 1971
Crew to Operate 3-4, Varies by weapon configuration
Gross Vehicle Weight Varies ~ 20,000lb (9071kg)
Height (turret) Varies by weapon configuration
Height(over hull) 78in (1,98m)
Width 89in (2.26m)
Length 224in (5.69m)
Wheelbase 105in (2.66m)
Clearance Hull 24in (61cm)
Clearance Differential 16in (41cm)
Armor Construction Cadloy High Hardness Steel Armor, Welded
Front Varies by Config ~9.5mm
Sides Varies by Config ~6.4mm
Rear Varies by Config ~6.4mm
Top Varies by Config ~6.4mm
Upper Front 9.5mm @ 30°
Middle Front 6.4mm @ 75°
Lower Front 6.4mm @ 35°
Upper Sides 6.4mm @ 30°
Lower Sides 6.4mm @ 20°
Upper Rear (Air intake vent) 6.4mm @ 30° (37°)
Lower Rear 6.4mm @ 37°
Roof 6.4mm @ 90°
Floor 6.4mm @ 90°
Automotive Performance
Max Speed Land 55mph (88.5kph)
Max Speed Water 3mph (4.83kph)
Max Gradient Climb 60.00%
Max Side Gradient 30.00%
Max Vertical Obstacle 24in (61cm)
Operating Range Road 600miles (965km)
Operating Range CC 425miles (684km)
HP/Metric Ton ~21.05hp/ton
Model Chrysler Military 361 M75
Fuel type Gasoline
Type V8
Horse Power, Gross 191 @ 4000rpm
Torque, Gross 325ft-lbs @ 2400rpm
Type Manual, Synchronized 2nd-5th
Gears 5 forward 1 reverse
Gear Ratios
1st 7.24 : 1
2nd 4.33 : 1
3rd 2.61 : 1
4th 1.59 : 1
5th 1.00 : 1
Reverse 7.24 : 1
Transfer Case (Ratio) Single Speed (1.32 : 1)
Wheel Drive 4x4
Solid axle - Front & Rear Semi elliptical Leaf spring - direct Shock absorber per wheel
Beam Type - Double Reduction - locking differentials
4 wheel Hydraulic - Internal Expanding
Front Wheel - Rack and Pinion - Power Assist
Fuel System
2 tanks
80gal total
14in x 20in
Commando Special – 12 ply tires
Available Armament
2 x .30cal M37 MG(turret)
1 x .30cal M37 & 1x .50cal M2HB(turret)
2 x 7.62mm M73 MG (turret)
1 x 7.62mm General Electric Minigun(turret)
20mm Oerlikon 204GK AutoCannon (turret)
20mm VADS (turret)
TOW Missile Carrier
Dragon Missile Carrier(turret)
90mm MECAR Gun(turret)
90mm Cockerill Mk3 Gun(turret)
25mm Bushmaster(turret)
76mm RO L23A1 (Scorpion Turret)

V-150 VADS 3-4 front view
3/4 Front view of V-150 VADS, Source - Hunnicutt’s Armored Car

This Chassis/Power-Train Combo’s place in game

Being the earliest version of the V-150 Commando, also technically being the slowest. Vehicles based on this chassis/power-train combination could slot in at the earlier mid ranks of the tech tree’s they’re introduced in. Being such a versatile platform, with many armament/turret options, allows for vehicles based on this combination to fill many earlier tech tree gaps.

Related Suggestions

The Cadillac Gage V150 / LAV-150-armored car chassis series “A Cadillac of Armored Cars”
Cadillac Gage V-150 Commando ‘Standard’ Chassis “Amphibious 4x4 Speed”



“Armored Car, A History of American Wheeled Combat Vehicles” By R.P. Hunnicutt, Published by Presidio Press, ISBN: 0-89141-777-X

“Profile, AFV, Weapons #62 - Commando, Twister, and High Mobility Vehicles”, by Christopher F. Foss,TwisterandHighMobilityVehicles.pdf

“A Compendium of Armament and Military Hardware” By Christopher Chant, Published by Routledge & Kegan Paul Inc., ISBN: 0-7102-0720-4

In the process of finding and purchasing a copy of TM 9-2320-245-10 for more detailed info on drivetrain and hull

Websites: Additional information and pictures can be found here

Several other nations have light armored vehicles, I see no problem in adding this vehicle to the game.

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I think the 20mm, 90mm, and VADS versions would be decent additions for the game. Comparable to some of the Italian armored cars.

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What was the ROF on the 20mm version? Would it be viable as an American equivalent to the Italian R3?

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Those are probably the turret options I like the most too.

I would need to look it up. However, I couldn’t post it here in this thread. As that turret option combined with a hull/drive-train combo needs to be suggested separately. I have solid info on that turret combined with the ‘standard’ hull and Cummins V504 diesel engine drive-train. So I plan on making a suggestion for that after I’ve finished with the chassis + drive-train series.

From one of the books I have, I believe I have solid enough info to make suggestions for one of the 90mm turret combos and one of the VADS turret combos. I’m also trying my luck and seeing if I can get any spec sheets or info from Textron Land Systems on them.