More Military Vehicle Resources

This page covers military vehicle web sites that are general in nature or are specific to something that does not fall into other pages of Olive-Drab.com.

Top view as a Marine Amphibious Assault Vehicle maneuvers to enter the well deck aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), Persian Gulf, 23 July 2005
Top view as a Marine Amphibious Assault Vehicle maneuvers to enter the well deck aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), Persian Gulf, 23 July 2005.

Today in WW II: 29 Oct 1940 First Selective Service System draft lottery is held in Washington, DC; Number 158 is the first chosen.  More 
29 Oct 1941 Known as the "Great Action" by German troops, over 10,000 Jews are liquidated in the Kovno [Kaunas] Ghetto at the Ninth Fort, Lithuania.
29 Oct 1942 Coffee rationing begins in the United States.
29 Oct 1944 1st Inf Div Chaplain Sidney Lefkowitz and Cantor Max Fuchs hold a 10-minute, open-air service near Aachen, the first Jewish service on German soil since Nazi suppression began.
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More Military Vehicle Internet Resources

Land Rover Rapid Deployment Vehicle (RDV). The RDV is a modular equipment and weapons platform based on the standard Defender platform Tdi 90 or Tdi 110 GS. The tough, flexible and mobile platform is suited to a wide variety of uses including peacekeeping support and humanitarian and refugee protection. The RDV also features a rollover protection frame with ring mount suitable for a range of grenade launchers
Land Rover Rapid Deployment Vehicle (RDV). The RDV is a modular equipment and weapons platform based on the standard Defender platform Tdi 90 or Tdi 110 GS. The tough, flexible and mobile platform is suited to a wide variety of uses including peacekeeping support and humanitarian and refugee protection. The RDV also features a rollover protection frame with ring mount suitable for a range of grenade launchers.

Visit the Olive-Drab Military Vehicle Charts that start here for many photos of all types of military vehicles.

General Military Vehicle Sites

Participants in the mil-veh Military Vehicles Internet mailing list have compiled the International MV Roadside Help List. This community effort lists contact information for people willing to help if you are on the road and your MV breaks down. The list is international and growing.

Chris Davis has a lot of information, photos, links and advice about US vehicles on his site www.surplustrucks.com.

Visit this Amphibious Vehicle site for an extensive catalog of the world's ambphibious vehicles, military and commercial.

Craig Clifton maintains ODGreen.net with photos, information and links on military vehicles, radio gear, surplus and more.

The Military Vehicle Photos Image Library contains many photos for and by army, navy and airforce vehicle enthusiasts and professionals. There are over a hundred pictures and comments on the site for you to browse through.

Steve Crampton's Military Vehicle Photos features high quality images of military vehicles and associated equipment, both modern and historic..

Gary's Olive Drab Page has many links, pics and other interesting things regarding vehicles and general military topics, including book recommendations.

The Motor Pool is set up to help Ordnance soldiers and Logisticians with information provided by experts on the maintenance procedures that sustain today's Army equipment. The site includes training, tips and procedures, diagnostics, lessons learned, forums, photos, reference materials, and much, much more.

Steel Soldiers Military Vehicles Supersite has photos, statistics, and information to help with the the preservation, restoration, and modification of many of the world's military vehicles including the CUCV, Humvee, Unimog, Land Rover, and more.

Vintage Military Trucks has an excellent set of photos of various restored vehicles, WW II and newer, mixed with images of jeep advertising and other goodies.

Carlynx has this page of links to a large number of web pages covering armoured vehicles, tanks, military jeeps and other military vehicles. (Thanks to Richard Notton for this suggestion.)

Army Motor Cars is a site that covers military vehicles from many countries, from 1940 to now. All photos on the site were taken by the webmaster, a great collection.

WarWheels.Net is a comprehensive online resource for modelers and enthusiasts of armored cars and wheeled fighting vehicles from all eras.

Military Vehicle Manufacturers

The Army Technology web site is a comprehensive resourse directed toward the ground warfare defense industry in the US and worldwide. Here is their index page for Military and Special Purpose Vehicles.

The Light Strike Vehicle (LSV), procured by the Singapore Army, was built in Australia from an American design. This site provides photos and detailed descriptions of the Spider vehicle.

Sisu Vehicles are designed and manufactured in Finland. The Sisu HMTV (High Mobility Tactical Vehicle) range is based on commercial truck design and components that have been further developed and tested to meet the requirements of the armed forces.

TATRA, Czech Republic, is well known as a world class manufacturer of heavy trucks. They export most of their military truck production to Africa and the Middle East. In addition to the corporate web site, Army Technology gives a summary of TATRA military trucks.

The Timoney Technology Group (Ireland) design and develop a variety of armoured vehicles for military and commercial applications, mainly utilising their unique Independent Suspension Technology. Timoney's range of high mobility vehicles includes Armoured Personnel Carriers, Combat Support Vehicles, Heavy Transporters, and Airport Crash Fire Rescue Vehicles.

Volvo Military Vehicles has this web site that focuses on their military truck products.

Other Topics

The home page of Aberdeen Proving Ground website includes the page on the history of the famous Army testing facility. Here is where the original Bantam jeep had its acceptance trials and where every Army vehicle is worked over until its flaws are discovered and eliminated (at least that's the theory).

The Nevada Automotive Test Center (NATC) is an independent test and evaluation, research and development facility located 30 miles east of Carson City, Nevada. NATC utilizes land and water areas totaling approximately one million acres. Although primarily dedicated to ground vehicle systems, NATC conducts vehicle component evaluations and certifications, and weapons systems and ammunition tests. Since its founding in 1957, NATC has continuously served commercial, federal and defense organizations in both domestic and international arenas. Throughout the years, NATC has contributed to the development of wheeled and tracked vehicle systems. NATC has logged more than 40 million vehicle test miles and evaluated more than 1,000 different vehicle systems from passenger cars to Class 8 trucks to earth moving and agricultural equipment along with some three hundred trailer systems.

Danish Army military vehicles, past and present, wheeled and tracked. Nice page of links, including many in Europe.

Diesel engines and automatic transmissions for armoured and logistic vehicles is the topic of this page from Caterpillar Inc.

The Jeep and 4x4 Salvage Yard and Part Source List. Huge list organized by states. Includes lots of sources to find that odd part.

The Railway Gun Web-Museum. History of the use of railway guns and armored trains in many countries around the world, with lots of photos and links. (Thanks to Ron Olgiati for this suggestion.)

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: "military vehicles". Then click the Search button.