Category Archives: Vehicle

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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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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