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Military Issued Tacoma's

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by haddix, Nov 25, 2011.

  1. Nov 25, 2011 at 12:35 PM
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    haddix

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    I never knew the US military issued out Dcab tacomas..? Equipped with roll cage, infrared lights and M16 gun mount. Pretty bad ass. Just goes to say how tough these trucks are! Sorry if this is old news but I had never heard anything about it.
    http://www.brian894x4.com/MilitaryTacoma.html

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  2. Nov 25, 2011 at 12:39 PM
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    I didnt know this either, pretty cool.
     
  3. Nov 25, 2011 at 8:35 PM
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    I have seen this multiple times, and it still tickles me every time I see it.

    I dont see why toyota never used this as a marketing campaign...tough enough for you? Tough enough for the US Army Green Beret's...

    Toyota...FTW...Oh what a feeling!
     
  4. Nov 25, 2011 at 8:51 PM
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    really?? That seems more like private security forces stuff..just made up of ex US SF guys... :notsure:
     
  5. Nov 25, 2011 at 9:47 PM
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    An article I read (I will try to dig it up) said they were US Army Green Beret's. Green beret's dress differently so as not to stand out during covert and extended ops. Hence why they use the Tacomas; they dont stand out like a Humvee does.
     
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    my understanding is that the SF or contractors use the tacoma because it is quiter and more fuel efficient than the humvee especially if they are running a covert op. and trying not to be loud. also running a non military vehicle would make their life easier in trying to be "covert", as mentioned by a previous poster
     
  8. Nov 26, 2011 at 8:44 AM
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    Agreed. I've NEVER seen any Tacomas issued by the military and am in Ft.Hood (the largest active US Army military base in the world) on a daily basis. The only Tacomas I ever saw being used are used by KBR, Blackwater, etc. private contractors.
     
  9. Nov 26, 2011 at 8:46 AM
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    Nice ... thats awesome :D
     
  10. Nov 26, 2011 at 9:02 AM
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    I dont think they are "issued" per say. And of course you would never see them stateside on base, as these pictures were taken over seas.

    In a couple of the pictures you can see them wearing American Flag patches, and wearing IR patches. Also, I dont think a Private contrator would drape an American Flag over the truck, as they are private, not US military. And their weapons scream Army SOF.

    Whether or not they are US military or Private contractors, they are still awesome pictures that really speak for the 1st generation Toyota Tacoma's quality.
     
  11. Nov 26, 2011 at 9:03 AM
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    You know what's funny?

    I was about to look at Silverados when my good friend who has one kept pummeling it into my head to get a Toyota because they were used in the desert during war. He was sending me pictures of them outfitted like this as well as articles about how they just won't die. He said they are used in the military for a reason.

    I didn't buy the Silverado. :p
     
  12. Nov 26, 2011 at 9:06 AM
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    good

    GM sucks. I never liked GM in the first place, but when they almost went under, and the gov't bailed them out to keep them afloat, then months later there was a very expensive Chevy/Transformers commercial on TV...I laughed...thanks for wasting my money GM!! I lost all respect for anything GM...and their products are still shit.
     
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    The reasons Tacomas were used is because:

    A) Could easily be mistaken for a Toyota Hilux....heavily used by insurgent groups in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    B)Has a gasoline powered motor, unlike the Hilux, which make the vehicle much quieter.

    Which is why they were used by Special and Covert Forces.
     
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