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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: 3 Sep 1939 Great Britain and France declare war on Germany, supporting Poland against the Nazi invasion.  More 
3 Sep 1942 Japanese attack at Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea, repulsed; they evacuate their force by sea [3-6 Sep].
3 Sep 1943 Allied invasion of Southern Italy begins with British landings in Calabria.
3 Sep 1944 Anne Frank and family sent to Auschwitz concentration camp.
3 Sep 1945 Gen. Wainwright receives the surrender of Gen. Yamashita, the Japanese commander in the Philippines, at Baguio.
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:

U.S. artillery men taking a break near their 155mm howitzer, Korea, 25 Jul. 1950
M915 Line-Haul Tractor (Truck, Tractor, 14-ton, 6x4)  Courtesy: Government Liquidation LLC
A convoy prepares for departure by checking tire pressure on all vehicles. Trailer in the center carries mobile air pressure pump. Vehicles include 1/2 ton Dodge Command Cars, Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton trucks and others. Holabird Ordnance Depot, Baltimore, MD, May 1943.
1951 Dodge M37 3/4-ton 4x4 cargo truck.  This restored vehicle won first place in the Mobile Alabama MVPA National Convention in 2004. It won first place in the Restored Class. It was also featured in the 2006 MVPA calendar on the October picture AND the front cover picture. Photo copyright Terry Fralick, used with permission.
Portion of tank brigade, First Armored Division, 1940.  Front row are M2 Medium Tanks, second row includes the twin-turret M2A2 Light tank.  Mix of other tanks of the period further back.
1LT Willie Green from the 1st Battalion, 263rd Cavalry Regiment Reconnaissance Surveillance and Target Acquisition (RSTA) in Mullins SC, conducts a team huddle with his soldiers before continuing their convoy operations. South Carolina National Guard convoys stop at an assembly point near Beaufort SC after a long journey down I-95 to Exit 33. Here they will refuel, rest and have a bite to eat before rolling into their assigned areas throughout Beaufort County, SC to participate in the Vigilant Guard 2008 exercise from 21-24 April 2008.  Visible vehicles include MNNWV, M939 series 5T, HEMTT.

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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