Military Factory

4x4 Wheeled Military Vehicles

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 9/26/2015

The 4x4 Military Vehicle has proven mobile and adaptable - qualities perfect for the scope of mechanized warfare.

There are a total of (96) 4x4 Military Vehicles in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.

9P148 Konkurs (BRDM-2 Spandrel)
The 9P148 "Konkurs", also incorrectly identified by some as the "BRDM-3", is a variant of the base BRDM-2 Amphibious Scout Ca...
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AEC Armored Car
Associated Equipment Company (AEC) of London began operations in the automotive field as early as 1912. With its tremendous s...
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Alvis FV721 Fox
Alvis produced a variety of armored vehicles for the British Army during the Cold War decades including several car and light...
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AMZ Dzik (Wild Boar)
Modern conflicts such as those ongoing in Afghanistan and Iraq reignited interest in armored cars for quick-reaction support ...
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AMZ Zubr
The AMZ Zubr forms a necessary addition to the reach of the modern Polish Army. The Zubr design is centered around an agile, ...
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Austin Armor Car (Series)
The armored car prove its military value during the fighting of World War 1 (1914-1918) where mechanized forces were just beg...
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Autoblinda 40/41 (AB 40/41)
Land combat of World War 2 went beyond the storied engagements involving masses of tank formations. A portion of this combat ...
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Bravia Chaimite (Series)
The Bravia Chaimite V-series of light armored vehicles is a Portuguese-designed and produced 4x4 armored personnel carrier (A...
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The BRDM-1 series of amphibious scout cars first appeared in the late 1950s and would serve as the principle armored car in s...
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The BRDM-2 primarily served as an armored scout car with the Soviet Army during the height of the Cold War. She was a direct ...
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BTR-40 (Bronetransporter)
The Red Army learned much about mobility in its response to the German invasion of the Soviet Union during World War 2. As su...
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Cadillac Gage Commando (M706 / G-392)
The Cadillac Gage "Commando" (V-100 / G-392) was first adopted by the United States Army in the 1960s for the light armored 4...
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Cadillac Gage Ranger (Peacekeeper)
Cadillac Gage delivered their Ranger 4x4 light armored vehicle beginning in the early 1980s. The system was built atop the ex...
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Charron-Girardot-Voigt 1902
Before the age of the "tank" came to be in World War 1, there was the age of the "war car" - today more formally recognized a...
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Chenowth Scorpion DPV (Desert Patrol Vehicle)
The Scorpion DPV (Desert Patrol Vehicle) is a three-man on-road/off-road vehicle used for many long-range desert operations i...
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Coventry Armored Car
Throughout most of World War 2, the British Army stocked its armored car inventory with two major car types - the Daimler and...
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D-442 FUG / D-944 PSzH
The Soviet influence is clear in the design of the Hungarian FUG though much has been added to make the FUG a wholly Hungaria...
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Daimler Armored Car
The armored car proved itself an important battlefield tool for the British Army during World War 1 (1914-1918) and also duri...
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Daimler Ferret
Throughout the Cold War decades, the British utilized a variety of armored cars for reconnaissance, scouting and security. On...
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Daimler Scout Car (Dingo)
In studies of World War 2 armored vehicles, it becomes for the reader to overlook the small, compact, lightly armed and armor...
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The Armored Car found its niche on the battlefields of World War 1 in security, reconnaissance, and scouting roles. They prov...
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Denel Valkiri / Bateluer MLRS
The South African Army gained an appreciation for the simplicity and deadly effectiveness of the Soviet-designed BM-21 "Grad"...
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With its relatively recent war with Russia in 2008, it behooves the nation of Georgia to develop a self-sustaining indigenous...
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Dodge G505 1/2-ton
From World War 1 the US Army had a relationship with Dodge and ordered from them light military half-ton trucks during World ...
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Dodge WC54 3/4-ton
The Dodge Model WC54 3/4-ton military ambulance was manufactured by the Chrysler Corporation, Dodge Brothers Division from th...
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Ehrhardt E-V/4 (E-V/4 Panzerkraftwagen Ehrhardt)
The armored car concept received its baptism of fire in World War 1 where mechanized vehicles soon took over for the once-vau...
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Engesa EE-3 Jararaca (Pit Viper)
The Engesa EE-3 "Jararaca" was an compact armored car of local Brazilian design, development, and production. In the post-Wor...
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Fahd AFV
Lacking the industry know-how to design and develop a multirole Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV) from scratch, the Egyptian gov...
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FMC XR311 (G.I. Hotrod)
In 1969, the FMC Corporation undertook in-house development of a new multi-purpose four-wheeled military vehicle designed to ...
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Ford GP / GPW (Government Pygmy)
In 1939, the United States Army invited some 135 to 165 manufacturing companies to submit design proposals within a 75-day t...
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Ford GTB (G-622) (Burma Jeep)
Logistical vehicles have always proven the lifeblood of any far-ranging conflict and World War 2 was no different particularl...
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Foxhound Light Protected Patrol Vehicle (LPPV) (Ocelot)
Early combat actions in Afghanistan and Iraq showcased drastic shortcomings in the modern armored force of both the United Ki...
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FPI Cougar (MRAP)
The Cougar has since expanded into a full line of militarized armored vehicles. This began with the base 4x4 and 6x6 series C...
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FV1620 Humber Hornet Malkara
The Humber Hornet Malkara was the product of Cold War necessity designed to combat the new generation of heavy tanks being fi...
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FWD Model B
In 1912, the United States Army began evaluation of an all-new, four-wheel-driven truck for military service. The truck was b...
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GAZ Tigr (Tiger)
The Russian originated GAZ-2975 "Tigr" ("Tiger") is the Russian Army equivalent to the ubiquitous HUMVEE multipurpose 4x4 whe...
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All of the Allied powers of World War 2 enjoyed success with the American-designed Bantam/Willys "JEEP" - a 4x4, multi-role u...
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General Dynamics Flyer-72 ALSV (Advanced Light Strike Vehicle)
In 2012, US SOCOM (United States Special Operations COMmand) put forth a requirement for a new lightweight, high-mobility, ai...
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Guy Armored Car
The armored car was a critical component of field actions concerning World War 2 (1939-1945) ground-based warfare. The Britis...
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Hatehof Wolf
Built upon the chassis of the American Ford F550 series heavy-duty truck, the Hatehof Wolf is a locally-produced Israeli 4x4 ...
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HMMWV (High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicle) / (Humvee)
Aside from the M1 Abrams, perhaps no other American armored vehicle has represented the American Army more than the venerable...
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HMMWV Avenger
The Humvee Avenger is a modified form of the M1037 shelter carrier Humvee. It is a short-range mobile anti-aircraft defense ...
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HMMWV M1114 UAH (Up-Armored Humvee)
The M1114 UAH (Up-Armored Humvee) was a purpose-built version of the Humvee family line intended to provide better protection...
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Humber Armored Car
Despite the plethora of armored cars to serve the British Army in World War 2 (1939-1945), it was the Humber line that proved...
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Izhorsky Mgebrov-Renault
The Russian Empire Izhorsky Mgebrov-Renault was one of the more unique developments of armored car to appear in World War 1 (...
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Kaiser-Jeep M715 (Five Quarter)
Up to 1965, the United States military relied on the Dodge G741 truck (as the M37) as its go anywhere, do anything truck. 115...
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KAMAZ Typhoon
Russian Army experience in the Chechen wars, as well as observation of the U.S.-led wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and a genera...
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King Armored Car
At the start of World War 1 in the summer of 1914, countries were clamoring for all types of weapons with which to find ultim...
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Land Rover Defender 110
The Defender 110 is produced by the British Land Rover Company for military use. The British Army and some Commonwealth natio...
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M1117 Guardian ASV
After the bloodbath in Somalia during 1993, American Army authorities were convinced to rewrite their approach to armored war...
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M151 MUTT (Military Utility Tactical Truck)
Prior to the adoption of the ubiquitous HUMVEE multi-purpose 4x4 vehicle, the US military relied on the world renowned "Jeep"...
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Marmon-Herrington (South African Reconnaissance Vehicle)
The Marmon-Herrington Armored Car became a rare South African industry contribution to the Allied cause in World War 2 (1939-...
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Mercedes-Benz UNIMOG (UNIversal-MOtor-Gerat)
German infrastructure went through a critical rebuilding phase following World War 2. While its arms producing sectors were h...
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Minerva Armored Car
Like other armored cars of World War 1 (1914-1918), the Belgian Minerva Armored Car was a hastily-generated mobile machine gu...
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Navistar International MaxxPro
The International Truck "MaxxPro" by Navistar Defense is a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle classified as an Ar...
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Oshkosh JLTV (Joint Light Tactical Vehicle)
The United States and its allies have made excellent use of the AM General HUMVEE (High Mobility, Multipurpose Vehicle) since...
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Oshkosh M-ATV
The Oshkosh M-ATV is a 4x4 armored vehicle now in service with the United States Army. Years of combat actions shown light-ar...
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Panhard AML 60 / 90
The French Army used the Panhard AML 60 / 90 series of light armored cars to replace the 1950s-era Daimler Ferrets. Scout / A...
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Panhard Type 178
The Panhard Type 178 armored car was a further evolution of the Toe-M-32 system that was initially designed to police the rea...
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Paramount Mbombe
South Africa fought in the Rhodesian Bush War (1964-1979) and it was during this time that thought was given to development o...
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Peerless Armored Car
Prior to the arrival of the "tank" and trench warfare in World War 1, the Armored Car proved a viable battlefield implement d...
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Pindad APS-3 Anoa (Pindad Panser)
The Pindad APS-3 "Anoa" (also known as the "Pindad Panser") is an indigenous medium-class armored personnel carrier design ef...
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Putilov-Garford Armored Car
Like most other world powers in World War 1 (1914-1918), the mechanized side of the Russian Army during the conflict largely ...
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Renault VAB (Vehicule de l Avant Blinde)
The French-produced VAB is a multi-faceted highly-adaptable armored personnel carrier and scout car. The chassis is used in a...
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The South African Army paved the way for large scale adoption of effective mine-resistant vehicles during the 1970s and many ...
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The RG-35 is a relatively new armored wheeled vehicle offering by Land Systems OMC of South Africa, a subsidiary of BAe Syste...
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Rheinmetall Landsysteme Condor
The Condor is a Light Armored Vehicle (LAV) appearing in West Germany during the Cold War (1947-1991) at which time Germany r...
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Rolls-Royce Armored Car
Prior to the acceptance of armored combat tanks in World War 1, armies developed doctrine to include use of the Armored Car. ...
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SA-9 (Gaskin) / 9K31 Strela-1
The SA-9 (NATO codename of "Gaskin" and formally designated by the Russians as the 9K31 Strela-1) was a four-wheeled mobile a...
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Saxon AT105
The Saxon AT105 is a 4-wheeled armored personnel carrier (APC) used by the British Army and supplied in small numbers to seve...
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SdKfz 221 (Leichter Panzerspahwagen)
During the German military rearmament of the 1930s, the Army began to take on stocks of armored vehicles to conform to its ev...
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SdKfz 222 (Leichter Panzerspahwagen)
Adoption of the SdKfz 221 series of armored cars in 1935 by the German Army eventually led to a broadened line of similar car...
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SdKfz 223 (Leichter Panzerspahwagen)
The SdKfz 223 was part of a larger family of German light armored cars that began with the SdKfz 221 (detailed elsewhere on t...
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T17E1 (Staghound)
Like other players of World War 2 (1939-1945), the United States Army finally realized the importance of light armored wheele...
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TATA Motors LAMV (Light Armored Multipurpose Vehicle)
Showcased at DEFEXPO 2014, the TATA LAMV (Light Armored Multipurpose Vehicle) has been developed by TATA Motors of India for ...
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The "Technical" is a generic name given to make-shift military vehicles crudely developed on the chassis of existing 4x4 all-...
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Type 95
Heading into World War 2 (1939-1945), the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) relied largely on civilian cars and commercial trucks ...
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Volkswagen Kubel / Kubelwagen
The Volkswagen ("People's Car") was the product of Porsche and Mercedes-Benz engineering and design originating in 1933 at Ad...
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Volkswagen Schwimmwagen
None of the major armies of World War 2 (1939-1945) was complete without specialized vehicles to fulfill equally-specialized ...
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Walid (Walid Gomaa Mohamed)
In the 1960s, the Egyptian Army invested in a new armored car based on its experiences with the Soviet-era 4x4 wheeled BTR-40...
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White Armored Car
The White Motor Company's contributions to the American war effort of World War 2 became well-documented but its support went...
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Willys M38 / MC (Jeep)
The massive success that was the Willys MB "jeep" 4x4 utility vehicle of World War 2 prompted US Army officials to seek an im...
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Willys MB (Jeep)
Perhaps no other vehicle of the US Army war effort concerning World War 2 was as iconic as the wartime "Jeep" (save perhaps t...
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