Category Archives: Vehicle

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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BMW 327

Built from 1937-41 the BMW 327 is an attractive cabriolet coupe. After the jump, a look at a fun civilian car that would be seen all through the war years.

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Austin 10HP “Tilly”

Like other countries. Britain turned its domestic auto industry to making military vehicles during the war years. After the jump, a brief look at a very basic utility vehicle.

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Volkswagon Type 82 Kubelwagon

Some vehicles just scream “functional”. And that seems to sum up the Kubelwagen quite nicely.  After the jump, a brief look at an Axis workhorse.

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Volkswagen Type 82E

This may be the most recognizable car ever made.  Maybe only the Jeep can compete?  It saw limited production during the war years. After the jump, a true classic.

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General Motors 2.5 ton Fuel Truck

I know, I know.  You all are tired of seeing war birds and tanks.  And you’re asking “when will Dave do something really cool like a fuel truck?” Well the day has come.  After the jump, something really exciting.

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Citroen Traction 11CV

The 1930s not only were a time of rapid development for aircraft, but automotive technology also progressed. After the jump, a look at a wartime automotive classic.

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