What is your favorite military vehicle of all time?

Discussion in 'WWII' started by V.C. Brunswick, Jan 17, 2018.

  1. As we have the long-running favorite aircraft thread I thought I'd start one in a similar vein on favorite military vehicles.
    Some of my favorites:

    T-35 Heavy Tank, aka the "Land Battleship".

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    M4A3E8 Sherman Variant

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    M26 "Dragon Wagon" 40-ton Tank Transporter

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  2. Willybob

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    The old Willys flat fender for bumpin around on the trails or...
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    The M-37 Dodge for haulin wood or takin stuff to the dumps.
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  3. Trenchfriend

    Trenchfriend I'll Lock Up

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    Good question, I have to think about it for a while!
     
  4. triple-d

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  5. hatsRme

    hatsRme I'll Lock Up

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    I actually have a scale model of one of these...
    Piasecki VZ-8 Airgeep
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    In all the years my dad's family was in the salvage business, where they bought TONS of military surplus, I NEVER saw one. I STILL WANT one...
     
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  6. triple-d

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    Cool factor is pretty high on that puppy......lol.....i have never seen one...were they really used ?
     
  7. hatsRme

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    I'm not certain, @triple-d . When last I looked into them, there was no Googoo. NOW We can dig into it, although somebody must have had some insight into them before. How can you NOT want one, right?!
     
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  8. triple-d

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    Absolutely !!!!!......
     
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  9. Harp

    Harp I'll Lock Up

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    The M151A2 Jeep. First ride, all mine. Even had a $14k radio bolted down inside that I used to pickup WCFL The Rock of Chicago off ships in the Pacific or Panama Canal.:D
     
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  10. Bushman

    Bushman Call Me a Cab

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    Same here, man! Well, not my first car, but I've always admired the original Jeep.
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  11. SdKfz 3 Opel Maultier

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  13. Just Jim

    Just Jim One of the Regulars

    I'd have to go with the Jeep, although I have a soft spot for the various bikes.
     
  14. Dodge Command Car

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  15. Bugguy

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    I've always wanted a WWII Harley w/ sidecar:

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  16. 101 Pathfinder

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    The WLA. The Army asked both Harley and Indian to submit a 500 cc bike for trials. Indian did just that while Harley used their 45 inch/750 cc motor. It had more power than the Indian because of the larger displacement and won the contract. Harley basically cheated to win. Then again, as we used to say in the Army, if you ain’t cheat in’ you ain’t tryin’!


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  17. UAZ-469 (Russia)

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  18. green papaya

    green papaya One Too Many

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    all types of armored vehicles
     
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    First purpose built USA armored car WWI
     
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  20. Just Jim

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    A friend refers to these as the "international" International Scout; I've always thought of them as a Jeep/IH Scout hybrid. They can nominally seat 4, but I can recall seeing that exceeded a few times. Like the Jeeps, Scouts, etc, they are a decent vehicle for poorly-maintained dirt roads, not-so-much for anyplace you hope to reach highway speeds. Like the Scouts, they designers had a very "agricultural" approach to engineering, resulting in a vehicle that can be maintained/repaired by just about anyone with a basic knowledge of mechanics.
     
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