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White scout car

White scout car

The famous M3A1 White scout car was used for patrolling, escorting, command and control, ambulance and artillery tractor, and armed with the 12,7 mm Browning machine gun. 20,918 units were built from 1941 to 1944.
M6 anti-tank gun

M6 anti-tank gun

Used with effect in the later stages of the Second World War against enemy armour and strongpoints, the M6 (Gun Motor Carriage) mobile 37 mm anti-tank gun had the gun's platform made from the Dodge WC-55 truck 4 x 4 chassis.
Dodge command car

Dodge command car

A classic American 'soft-skin' command vehicle of the Second World War, the Dodge 4 x 4 provided quick and efficient transport for staff officers in many of the famous campaigns of the period.
Dodge weapons carrier

Dodge weapons carrier

Known affectionately to American GIs as the 'Beep', the Dodge ¾-ton truck was a widely used supply vehicle of the Second World War.
1½-ton personnel carrier

1½-ton personnel carrier

This versatile six-wheel Dodge was widely used by Allied forces in the Second World War. It belonged to the Dodge WC series of light military trucks, which included weapon carriers, telephone installation trucks, ambulances, reconnaissance vehicles, mobile workshops and command cars.
Bedford QL 6-pdr AT gun portee

Bedford QL 6-pdr AT gun portee

The Bedford QL was the British Army's most common 3-ton truck during the Second World War, and the gun Portee version modified by the 8th Army proved to be an ideal answer to the menace of the German tank units.
Chevrolet 15-cwt truck

Chevrolet 15-cwt truck

One of the workhorses of the British and Commonwealth armies was the famous Canadian 15-cwt truck. It was to be found on almost every war front used in a wide variety of roles, and formed one of what was known generally as the CMP (Canadian Military Pattern) range of vehicles.
Field gun tractor

Field gun tractor

Another member of the Canadian Military Pattern range of support vehicles, the Chevrolet Field Gun Tractor saw widespread service with the British and Commonwealth forces in the Second World War. Used for towing artillery, this tractor accommodated both the gun crew as well as equipment.
Dodge ¾-ton ambulance

Dodge ¾-ton ambulance

The Dodge military field ambulance was one of the most widely used vehicles in the Second World War. Its durability and performance were attributes that saw its continued use in the Korean War and later in the service of numerous foreign armies.
Steyr tractor and Nebelwerfer

Steyr tractor and Nebelwerfer

An unique fully tracked supply vehicle, the Steyr RSO/01 was developed in 1942 for the German Army in Russia, where road conditions in winter were extremely poor. As well as replacing many of the more conventional wheeled trucks in the supply role, this vehicle also acted as a tractor for the six-barrel Nebelwerfer 41 artillery weapon.
2½-ton cargo truck

2½-ton cargo truck

Numerically the most important army truck of World War Two, the 2½-tonner is distinctively American. Over 800,000 of these vital supply trucks were produced, the majority of them by General Motors.


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