Category Archives: Vehicle

GMC CCKW

Love that catchy title! Truck nomenclature is definitely a bit odd. But of course, trucks themselves are hugely important in any modern military.

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Opel Blitz

At this site we’ve mostly looked at weapons and weapon systems of the Second World War.  But every now and then its fun to look at the more mundane, yet essential machines every military had in substantial numbers. So let’s … Continue reading

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BMW R75

Something has to be the smallest model in my collection.  As of today, there’s no doubt what it is. Let’s take a look at motorbike in the German Army.

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Albion AM463

Its time once again for a look at the scintillating world of airport service vehicles. Let’s take a look at an early-War fuel truck that served a critical need at a desperate time.

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Steyr 1500A Kommandeurwagon

Many different light vehicles saw service in the armed forces of World War II. Let’s take a quick look at one fairly unremarkable example from the Wehrmacht. (gee, you think this might be a short post?!)

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Volkswagon Type 166 Schwimmwagon

This distinctive German car was the most produced amphibious vehicle in history with over 14000 being built. Let’s take a brief look.

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Willys MB Jeep

Few vehicles are more synonymous with a national war effort than the American Jeep. Join me for a brief look at an iconic light vehicle.

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Komatsu G40

The Japanese were behind other major powers in the development of wartime construction equipment, but late in World War II this bulldozer was used in expanding airfields and roads in the shrunken Empire. Join me for a brief look at … Continue reading

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Type 95 Kurogane 4 x 4

After the jump, a look at a basic Japanese staff vehicle.

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SdKfz 2 Kettenkraftrad

This small tractor was first made for airborne divisions. It is air transportable and meant as an all-terrain light artillery tug. It quickly found roles with other types of units in a variety of light tractor functions.

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