by Robert Morgenstern, with Peter Walker and Pieter Thomassen
edited by Tim Wing
- M-299 reference file
- M-299 gallery
Designation: Teledyne Continental M-299 Mobile Multi-Purpose Utility Vehicle (MMUV)
- Length: 5.0 meters
- Width: 2.1 meters
- Height: 1.1 meters (with windshield in the stowed position), 1.7 meters (with canvas top)
- Weight: 2.3 metric tons.
- All-Terrain 6-Wheel Light Utility Vehicle/Ground Personnel Transport
- Driver + up to 3 passengers
III. Service Life
- Standard light tactical utility vehicle used by the UN Spacy, and later by the UEDF and UEEF, from 1999 until approximately 2027.
- Engine: 1 turbo diesel 6 cylinder multifuel, liquid-cooled engine providing 200 hp at 3200 rpm
- Transmission: 5 forward gears, 1 reverse
- Drive: full-time six wheel drive with locking differentials
- Power-source: 1 x Turbomeca alternator with battery backup for power when the engine is off
- Fuel Capacity: 60 liter diesel or JP8 fuel.
- Engine: 1 electric motor at each of the six wheels
- Power-source: hydrogen-oxygen fuel-cell
- Maximum road speed: 100 kph
- Maximum cross-country speed: 50 kph
- Maximum fording depth: 0.5 m
- Maximum range (M299A): 480 km
- Maximum range (M299B): 12 hours at light load
VI. Electronics Suite.
- Provisions for two short range radio systems
The M-299 has a pintle mount, upon which any standard crew serve weapon system can be mounted. When configured with a type 3 roll-bar / tactical canvas frame, the M-299 has a turret ring with pintle for any standard crew serve weapon. Crew serve weapons included, but were not limited to, the M-225 MAG 7.62mm General Purpose Machine Gun, the MG15 7.62mm Machine Gun, the M3A2M Browning 12.7mm Heavy Machine Gun and the MG-8 12.7mm Heavy Machine Gun.
The M-299 body is comprised of mixed steel/Kevlar re-enforced plastic paneling over a steel frame. The body is capable of providing fair protection from all small arms fire, good protection from small grenade and shell fragments, poor protection against heavier infantry weapons, such as a 12.7mm machinegun round, and no protection from mecha-mounted weaponry, such as the Zentraedi 22.3mm HE autocannon round. The crew area is open air and provides no environmental support.
IX . Development.
The M-299, affectionately called the “Sugar Foot”, was the replacement for the M151 MUTT (Military Unit Tactical Truck). Light weight, fast and reliable, the M-299 can accommodate four passengers (including driver) plus a limited amount of cargo. Impressively, the tiny Sugar Foot had a 5000 kg towing capacity.
This all-purpose, six-wheel utility vehicle found use in all branches of the US Military and later the UN Spacy. After 2018, this vehicle continued to be used by the UEDF in many areas. The UEEF used the M-299 in limited quantities after the introduction of the M-304 and M-306, primarily on-board SDF vessels for personnel transportation.
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Original artwork by: Shoji Kawamori, Miyatake Kazutaka, Haruhiko Mikimoto and Hidetaka Tenjin
Acknowledgement is extended to the work of Egan Loo and the Macross Compendium. Egan Loo is given all credit for all quotes and paraphrasing of the Macross Compendium that has been utilized in this publication.
Acknowledgement is extended to Peter Walker, Pieter Thomassen and Robert Morgenstern of the unofficial Robotech Reference Guide. Peter Walker, Pieter Thomassen and Robert Morgenstern are given credit for all quotes and paraphrasing of the unofficial Robotech Reference Guide that has been utilized in this publication.
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Content by Robert Morgenstern, Peter Walker, Pieter Thomassen, edited by Tim Wing
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