U.S. Marine Corps Dictionary

Mule

Designated an M274 and used around the Vietnam period, it was little more than a platform on wheels, with a two-cylinder opposed Tecumseh engine. It started with a pull-cord just like your power lawnmower. I t has four-wheel drive and steering and could be driven by a Gyrene lying prone for a low profile. It could literally carry a ton of supplies or be mounted with M60 mortars, small cannon or the 105mm recoilless rifle. The mule was retired due to the faulty design of the tires and lack of proper protection for the driver.


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