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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: 31 Oct 1940 End of Battle of Britain, Hitler's air war against London, other British cities, and the Royal Air Force [RAF].  More 
31 Oct 1941 Destroyer USS Reuben James [DD-245] on Lend-Lease convoy escort duty sunk by German submarine U-552 with the loss of 100 of her crew, the first US naval casualty in the yet undeclared war.
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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:

Tank Recovery Vehicle T-2, USA 40103693, on PRR flat car, awaiting loading on HR-118, MATT RANSON, Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation, Newport News, VA, 28 February 1943.  The T-2, built on the M3 Lee chassis, was standardized as the M31.
A Lighter Amphibious Re-supply Cargo (LARC) vehicle drives into the waves, during a demonstration held for surviving veterans of D-Day 1944 at the US Naval Amphibious Base, Coronado, CA, 10 July 2003.
Echelons of Marine LVT(2)s (Amtracs) churn their way ashore to crawl up the invasion beach of Iwo Jima, 19 February 1945.  The LVT in the foreground is marked SA-29.
Improvised self-propelled antitank gun during the 1941 maneuivers.  The towed 37mm gun is lashed to the body of a 1/2-ton Dodge WC pickup truck.  This arrangement was later standardized with the M6 Gun Motor Carriage (GMC) with 37mm antitank gun mounted on a Dodge 3/4-ton WC truck.
Early production World War II Willys MB jeeps on maneuvers. The slat grill was only used on the first 25,800 jeeps produced by Willys in 1941 and early 1942.
49th Civil Engineer Squadron fire and emergency services department at Holloman AFB, NM, restored this 1958 O-6 Cardox fire crash truck. They presented it to the military firefighter heritage museum at Goodfellow Air Force Base, TX, during a dedication ceremony, 18 May 2004.

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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