Tag Archives: World War II

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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KV-1

One characteristic of World War Two on the Eastern front was a rapid escalation in the size of armored fighting vehicles. Let’s take a look at one beast that helped start that race.

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Focke-Wulf Fw190A-8

One of the better known fighter types of World War II, the Fw190 is often associated with the epic battles over the Reich between the Luftwaffe and US 8th Air Force. Let’s look at one veteran of that campaign.

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Lockheed PV-1 Ventura

The vast expanses of the Pacific meant a lot of patrol aircraft were needed. Let’s take a look at a successful wartime expedient to fill that need.

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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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Brewster Buffalo Mk I

Time for another look at that favorite American symbol of defeat and futility. This time, a Buffalo in Kiwi service and the defense of Singapore.

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Daimler Dingo Mk II

Every combatant had some light vehicles designed with speed and communications as their function. Let’s take a look at a common sight everywhere British and Commonwealth forces fought from Sitzkrieg to VJ Day and beyond.

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