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 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..
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 ..
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..
Registered by the Wehrmacht under the designation LKW 3,6-36 S 3t Blitz, this truck was the typical example of that practice of unification adopted in 1938 for the construction of civil transport means convertible into military vehicles. Actually, this truck - OPEL without BLITZ - was manufactured f..
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..
1941, after the German attack on Russia, it became clear to the UNITED
STATES that possibility of an American involvement in the war was
becoming more and more inevitable. For this reason, President Roosevelt
ordered substantial production increases of the medium tank M4. The tank
The M4 Sherman medium tank was the primary tank used by the United States during World War II. It has been produced in a significant number of units ant it formed the backbone of United Stated armoured forces during at those time. it has been produced in several variants and versions The production ..
The Tiger I tank, which has been produced in the second half of 1943, was based on the hull of the firstoperational version used in North Africa and Russia. At the beginning this tank had wheels with rubber rim,which will be replaced in the following productions starting from February 1944, but it w..