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The M114 Command and Reconnaissance Carrier is a Vietnam War-era tracked armored fighting vehicle, used by the United States Army. It was manufactured by the Cadillac Division of General Motors in the early 1960s.

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M114 in markings of the U.S. 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment on display at the Fort George G. Meade Museum
Place of origin United States
Service history
In service 1962–73
Used by United States
Wars Vietnam War
Production history
Manufacturer General Motors, Cadillac Div.
Specifications
Weight 15,000 lb (6,800 kg)
Length 4.46 m
Width 2.33 m
Height 2.39 m
Crew 3

Armor 44.5 mm
Main
armament
.50-caliber M2 machine gun
Secondary
armament
7.62 mm M60 machine gun
Engine v8 gasoline
160 hp (120 kW)
Power/weight 23 hp/t
Suspension torsion-bar
Operational
range
443 km
Speed 58 km/h

The M114 Command and Reconnaissance Carrier is a Vietnam War-era tracked armored fighting vehicle, used by the United States Army. It was manufactured by the Cadillac Division of General Motors in the early 1960s.

The M114 was designed to be fast and stealthy. Like the larger M113, it was amphibious and could be deployed by parachute. However unlike the M113 which became one of the most successful armoured vehicles, it quickly proved unsuited to use in the Vietnam war, and was replaced in the reconnaissance role by the M551 Sheridan light tank. By 1973, it had been branded a failure and retired by the US Army, but some released as surplus continue to be used by police departments.