POTD: .50 Cal Multi-Utility Tactical Transport Vehicle

    Today’s photo of the day is a blast from the recent past. It features Marines of Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines Regiment, with a Weaponized Multi-Utility Tactical Transport vehicle. The MUTT has been mounted with an M2 .50 calibre heavy machine gun (fitted with a blank adaptor). Which the USMC have described as “a multifunction force multiplier configured to persist, protect and project the small unit”. The photo was taken during July 2016 exercise for Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory Marine Air-Ground Task Force Integrated Experiment at Camp Pendleton, California.

    The warfighting lab was conducting a Marine Air-Ground Task Force Integrated Experiment in conjunction with Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise to explore new gear and assess its capabilities for potential future use.  (Photo by Pfc. Rhita Daniel/USMC)