|Date of first acceptance||April 1980||Total acceptances||708+|
|Manufacturer||Cadillac Gage Company||Crew||2-8|
|One or two 7.62mm MGs||Flexible on roof||1000 rounds||360°
|Cadloy high hardness homogeneous steel|
|Engine||Dodge; 8 cylinder, 4 cycle, vee gasoline|
|Transmission||Automatic, 3 speeds forward, 1 reverse|
|Type||Road wheels||Shock absorbers|
|Leaf spring||2/side||On each wheel|
|Max level road speed||70mph
|Max grade||60%||Max vertical obstacle||10"
|Cruising range||~300mi, roads
The Cadillac Gage Commando Ranger was designed to meet a US Air Force requirement for an airbase security vehicle, and was called Peacekeeper by that service and Ranger by the US Navy and Marine Corps. A 4x4 Chrysler truck was used as the basis; its wheelbase was shortened and an armored body proof against 7.62mm ball was mounted to the frame. Armament for the roof hatch can vary; single machine guns or even twin MG turrets can be fitted. Two rear doors allow six passengers to enter, sitting three on each side. Firing ports are provided in the passenger compartment. The vehicle was also purchased by the Navy, and different versions were produced for foreign users including a command vehicle, ambulance, personnel carrier, and weapons carriers. Seven hundred eight vehicles had been produced for the US by 1994.