M-825 Weapons Platform

The M-825 is a specially modified M-151A2 jeep, revised to accomodate the M40 106mm Recoilless Rifle on an M79 mount. It replaced the very similar M151A1C Weapons Platform, based on the M151A1 1/4 ton jeep. The M825 carries a crew of two, six rounds of ammunition for the M40, plus minor items such as tools for the weapon.

The M825 has a revised rear panel and heavier rear suspension than the M151A2 and a higher center of gravity due to the M40, making it even easier to tip over. Crew seats are provided over the rear wheels and a jerry can holder is provided on the left side, above and just to the rear of the front wheel well.

The M825 was also later used as a platform for the M220 TOW Anti-Tank Missile, replacing the M40 RR and its mount with the TOW mount and weapon.

The NSN of the M825 was 2320-00-177-9257. Technical manuals are the same as the M-151 1/4 ton truck series of manuals.

Partial view of M825 with TOW Anti-Tank Missile system, Co B, 1st Bn, 35th Inf, 2nd Inf Div, Exercise TEAM SPIRIT '86, 24 Mar 1986
Partial view of M825 with TOW Anti-Tank Missile system, Co B, 1st Bn, 35th Inf, 2nd Inf Div, Exercise TEAM SPIRIT '86, 24 Mar 1986.

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M-825 Weapons Platform

M825 and crew from Combat Support Company, 2nd Battalion, 187th Infantry at the Army Tropic Test Center, 1984.   They are prepared to fire an M581 106 mm antipersonnel-tracer (APERS-T) round from an M40A2 106mm recoilless rifle.
M825 and crew from Combat Support Company, 2nd Battalion, 187th Infantry at the Army Tropic Test Center, 1984. They are prepared to fire an M581 106 mm antipersonnel-tracer (APERS-T) round from an M40A2 106mm recoilless rifle.

Saudi Arabian M825 vehicles in a holding area during Operation Desert Shield, 14 May 1992
Saudi Arabian M825 vehicles in a holding area during Operation Desert Shield, 14 May 1992.

Army Air National Guard M825 gunner aims TOW Anti-Tank Missile system at an M-60 aggressor forces tank, in training during Operation Sentry Castle '81, Fort Drum, NY, 9 July 1981
Army Air National Guard M825 gunner aims TOW Anti-Tank Missile system at an M-60 aggressor forces tank, in training during Operation Sentry Castle '81, Fort Drum, NY, 9 July 1981.

M825 with TOW Anti-Tank Missile system, during Operation CAX 1-2-82 at the Marine Corps Air-to-Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, CA, November 1981
M825 with TOW Anti-Tank Missile system, during Operation CAX 1-2-82 at the Marine Corps Air-to-Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, CA, November 1981.

M825 with TOW Anti-Tank Missile system
M825 with TOW Anti-Tank Missile system.