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Tanker, crew of M-3, with M-1928 submachine gun, Ft. Knox, KY, June 1942
Tanker, member of the crew of an M-3 Lee, with M-1928 submachine gun, Ft. Knox, KY, June 1942.

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Today in WW II: 23 Jul 1940 American Bantam and Willys-Overland submit the only two bids for the Quartermaster Corps light reconnaissance and command cars, the origin of the military jeep.  More 
23 Jul 1941 Original World War II contract for jeeps awarded to Willys with Ford added Nov 1941 to increase production.
23 Jul 1945 Submarine USS Barb [SS-220] destroys a Japanese locomotive and supply train at Patience Bay off the coast of Karafuto, Japan, the only known such attack by a submarine.
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XM-21, White Sands Missile Range, NM. Mostly engine, this vehicle was used as a target for the Nike and Hawk air defense systems under test at White Sands. The XM-21 was guided by radio remote control and its jet turbo engine propelled it to speeds up to 500 knots. A two-stage parachute was used to bring the craft safely back to the ground. U.S. ArmyLength: 17.5 feetWing Span: 11 feetWeight: 2,285 poundsPropellant: LiquidCeiling: 40,000 feetSpeed: Mach .8
M60 Patton Main Battle Tank, circa 1961.
An M-109A1 155mm self-propelled howitzer is parked on the flight line prior being loaded aboard a YC-15 aircraft, during a heavy loading test at the U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground, AZ, 17 December 1975.
Unimog vehicle with front bucket loader and rear backhoe attachments, Ft. Belvoir, VA, 28 July 1983. Eight of these vehicles were acquired by the U.S. Army Mobility Equipment Research and Development Command for evaluation as a small emplacement excavator (SEE).  This unit is probably a J.I. Case Corporation MB4/94.
SSGT Antonio Washington, USAF, 31st Maintenance Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Pordnone, Italy, directs an M939A2 5-ton truck from the 603rd Air Control Squadron onto a mobile scale to determine the weight and center of balance, 6 Aug 2001.
M43B1 3/4-ton Dodge Ambulance, serial number 17501, built in February 1965. This vehicle was Lot 1109 of The Jacques M. Littlefield Collection, Military Vehicle Technology Foundation, Portola Valley, CA, auctioned 11-12 July 2014 by Auctions America. Courtesy:   Auctions America by RM.

Military Image Search Engines

The major search engines (Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc.) have specialized search capabilities for images. Some have a separate video search feature as well, in addition to sites that specialize in video like YouTube. Check the home page for each of them and look for a link to "images" or "video" and try a test search for HMMWV or army jeep. In addition, Web Places has a specialized search engine for clip art which will help you find alternatives on the web for military graphics.

Usenet Military Content

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