The standard military cargo truck used for Vietnam era cargo duty, known as the `deuce and a half.' This vehicle represents the kind of truck used to haul supplies and troops under the guard of the gun truck. It also would have been the starting point for building a gun truck in the field.
`Business As Usual,' a first-generation Army gun truck, is a recreation of the kind of vehicles used to escort convoys of unarmored cargo trucks during the Vietnam War. Bristling with machine guns and heavily armored, the truck is one of numerous vehicles on display at the Kansas Museum of Military History in Augusta.
David Brubaker, in the driver's seat, and Bob Wilson, riding in a gun position, along with Brad Wise, not pictured, were instrumental in researching and building the gun truck, with help from other museum volunteers.
The gunner/radio operator's seat, located just behind the driver, consisted of a folding seat where the soldier could access the in-truck intercom, the 6-meter band military radio and plenty of firepower, when needed.