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The military vehicle charts in this section have a large number of photos, organized by vehicle type (e.g. jeep, amphibious) and the specific model. On a chart page, click on the small photo of a model to see the full page of larger photos of the vehicle plus additional information and links.

The military vehicle charts include not only jeeps and trucks, but many other varieties of vehicles including motorcycles, artillery, light planes and helicopters, cranes and wreckers, and earthmoving equipment. If it had a life in the military, Olive-Drab.com will try to provide photos of it.

For more about MVs, this Olive-Drab.com page provides General information about Military Vehicles and this page is the start of the Guide to Owning Military Vehicles.

Be sure to visit MilitaryMashUp.com, a sister site to Olive-Drab.com, where you can browse and search over 5,000 photos of military jeeps, truck, tanks, artillery and much more.

Today in WW II: 23 Oct 1941 Romanian troops slaughter over 20,000 Jews in the Odessa area, in reprisal for bomb set by Soviets.  More 
23 Oct 1942 2nd Battle of El Alamein, Egypt begins; British successfully driving the German Afrika Korps out of Egypt [23 Oct-4 Nov].
23 Oct 1944 Naval Battle of Leyte Gulf begins in the Philippines, protecting US 6th Army Leyte beachheads from sea based attack [23-26 Oct].
23 Oct 1944 Palawan Island, Japanese armada detected on route to Leyte; American submarines sink two Japanese cruisers.
Visit the Olive-Drab.com World War II Timeline for day-by-day events 1939-1945! See also WW2 Books.

Military Vehicle Charts

Line up of 1/4 ton 4x4 trucks (Willys MB or Ford GPW), aka the World War II jeep
Line up of 1/4 ton 4x4 trucks (Willys MB or Ford GPW), aka the World War II jeep.

Official U.S. Government photos of military vehicles in actual service were used in the charts wherever possible, supplemented by museum photos and photos of restored vehicles. Many of the photos were contributed by private owners or others in the Olive-Drab.com military vehicles "family" to make this one of the most interesting and complete collections available anywhere. If this isn't enough, there are even more military vehicle photos in the Gallery of Historical Military Photos & Posters.

Find additional photos and hi-res versions of military vehicles of all types at the Olive-Drab Military Mashup:

Airmen from the 447th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron and Soldiers from the 503rd Maintenance Company work together with an M-88 tank recovery vehicle and a bulldozer to pull and push an Iraqi T-72 Main Battle Tank from its grave on the airfield at Sather Air Base, Iraq, 14 November 2008.
USMC M50A1 Ontos (the Thing) in Vietnam.
Acorn Inn, British Army self-propelled 75mm gun M3 half-track of 27th Lancers, north-west of Mezzano, Italy, 18 February 1945.
M4A1 Sherman tank from the 1st Armored Division, Italy, 1944.
M-1078 FMTV 2 1/2-ton Light Medium Tactical Vehicles load onto line haul trucks for transport.
C-47 cargo planes drop supplies to US infantry troops waiting on the ground, ETO, circa February 1945.

The collection keeps growing, so check back from time to time. If you have a photo or two to contribute, please contact Olive-Drab.com.

Click on the link in this table to go to the chart for each type of vehicle. The list of charts is also available at the Olive-Drab.com Directory page.

These charts are intended to cover the most common vehicles of interest to visitors to Olive-Drab, plus other vehicles as available. Not every vehicle is covered nor do we have the best possible photo for each one. Some of these vehicles have a number of variants which are not all shown. If you need a very complete resource for the "M" and "G" numbers of U.S. vehicles use the book "Army Vehicle Identification Numbers" (4th edition, 1994) available from Portrayal Press. Other books cataloging Military Vehicles are listed at the bottom of the page.

M-4 Sherman Tank Production, July 1942
M-4 Sherman Tank Production, July 1942.

If you have any other (or better) photos available, think a photo is mis-identified, or have other suggestions which would improve this service, please contact Olive-Drab.com.

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