Military Vehicle Quick Start
This Military Vehicle Quick Start page lists the key things you can do right away to get into the world of Military Vehicles. In addition to studying the extensive material on Olive-Drab.com, if you want to find out the 'who, what, when, where, and how' of MVs, this is how you do it.
Pfc. Jason Jenkins, from Provisional Reconstruction Team Farah, International Security Assistance Force, mans M2 Machine Gun atop his HMMWV during a mission to Kinesk in Farah Province, Afghanistan, 24 August 2005.
Today in WW II: 2 Aug 1939 Albert Einstein writes to Pres. Roosevelt about the potential for a uniquely powerful uranium weapon and indications of German interest in it, the inspiration for the Manhattan Project. More ↓
2 Aug 1943 Revolt by inmates of Treblinka death camp; guards and one SS officer killed and over 200 hundred inmates escaped; a few avoided death or recapture.
2 Aug 1943 Future US President John F. Kennedy's motor torpedo boat PT-109 is rammed by a Japanese destroyer in the Solomon Islands.
Visit the Olive-Drab.com World War II Timeline for day-by-day events 1939-1945! See also WW2 Books.
Getting Started with Military Vehicles
This list lays out the seven things you should do right away to get off to a good start with military vehicles:
Through the Internet forums or mailing lists, MVPA chapters and events you can meet people who own and/or have worked on vehicles which match your interests. That is how you get the unbiased advice you need, from people who have no financial interest in selling you the vehicle, parts, or service. There are many good-hearted men and women who have been in this hobby for a long time and who can and will tell you what you need to know based on hands-on experience. Study the technical materials in the manuals and magazines, then with a little effort and an open mind on your part, these contacts will put you on very solid ground very rapidly.
Be sure to read Wanna Buy a Truck? on the linked page.
Find additional photos and hi-res versions of military vehicles of all types at the Olive-Drab Military Mashup.
Find More Information on the Internet
There are many fine websites that have additional information on this
topic, too many to list here and too many to keep up with as they come and go.
Use this Google web search form to get an up to date report of what's out there.
For good results, try entering this: jeep military or army. Then click the Search button.