ubiquitous jeep is perhaps the most all-round vehicle ever constructed.
Because it xas ruggedly built and thus able to traverse most types of
terrain without suffering structural damage, one of the task assigned to
the jeep was that of ambulance service...
The use of multiple rocket launchers by the German Armed Forces during World War II was quite extensive due to low cost and high efficiency of these arms systems. The main inconvenience of these vehicles was scarce mobility which made them vulnerable to enemy counter attacks. Thus, this mobile versi..
The Schwerer Wehrmachtschlepper (Heavy Militairy Tractor), or sWS, was developed as a medium
half-track and used to transport supplies to front-line troops or as a
towing vehicle for the light artillery. However, on the large rear flat
load compartment some other applications have been develop..
This vehicle, designed for all arms and services, has a standard 2650 l tank mounted. It is mainly used to supply frontline troops with drinking water, but found extensive use in post war times with fire departments and other civilian tasks..
508 “Balilla” is the most popular car produced in Italy in the
thirties. In June 1937, the new “Balilla” 508C, equipped with a 4
cylinders engine of 1.100 cc., has been introduced on the car market.
Furthermore, the new 508C has been used as platform for the development
of vehicles fo..
new German army made use of the experiences collected in World War I to
realize their modern reconstruction based on motorization. In spite of
the limitations of the Treaty of Versailles able commanders introduced
civilian vehicles into the army, thus creating a motorized mentality. In
The Fiat M-14/41 medium tank was used by the Italian Regio Esercito armored Brigades from 1941 to 1943. It was a slightly improved version of the earlier M-13/40 using the same chassis and the same main armament formed by the 47/32 gun located in the turret. Even the secondary armament was the same ..
work was carried out in the USA and Britain to design special airborne
vehicles to drop behind the enemy lines. Willys MB-Jeeps engaged in
helping the Infantry by clearing snipers and other commando tasks.
Generally manned by a sergeant and a trooper this vehicle was modified
in many ..
During the Second World War the German Army relied quite heavily on horse-drawn transportation to supply its units, the reason being that industry was unable to produce a sufficient number of vehicles. These wagons were used on all fronts, from the early days of the conflict right up to the Battle o..
on the reliable and proven Panzerkampfwagen 38t light tank chassis, the
Hetzer was set in the second half of 1943 to equip the German Army with
a light tank destroyer more cost effective than the bigger and heavier
Jagdpanther and Jagdtiger. The main features of the project were : a low..
As the Volkswagen 82 (Kubelwagen) proved very successful during the campaign in Poland, it was necessary to produce everincreasing numbers of this vehicle. Later, Ferdinand Porsche developed an amphibian version of this car, called the Schwimmwagen. The light weight of this vehicle (about 1/2 ton) p..
from the mid ‘30s an ambitious project to improve the mobility and the
mechanization of Germany Army was undertaken. One of the most important
need of the program was the adoption of a standard military chassis
able to optimize the cross country mobility. Among the different versio..