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6x6 Wheeled Military Vehicles

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 4/21/2014

Because sometimes six wheels are better than four.

There are a total of 66 6x6 Military Vehicles in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.




1958
Alvis FV601 Saladin
The Saladin Armored Car was a British multi-role vehicle appearing in the post-World War 2 years. It was brought online after...
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1952
Alvis FV603 Saracen
With its wide-reaching colonial empire at risk from unrest, the British Army relied heavily on cost-effective armored cars fo...
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1981
AMX-10RC
The amphibious AMX-10RC armored car was developed and built by GIAT Industries, a French government owned weapons manufacture...
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1983
Avibras ASTROS II (Artillery SaTuration ROcket System)
Many modern fighting forces have adopted some form of Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) for area saturation of the battlef...
Thumbnail picture of the Avibras ASTROS II (Artillery SaTuration ROcket System)

2004
BAe Caiman MRAP
Mine resistant vehicles were already a staple of military forces like that of South Africa well before the U.S.-led invasions...
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1964
BM-21 (Grad)
The BM-21 "Grad" is a specialty weapon utilized by over 65 countries in one form or another and, despite her Cold War origins...
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1949
BM-24 (Katyusha)
The Soviet Army found tremendous value in the relatively inexpensive wheeled self-propelled rocket projector, perhaps more so...
Thumbnail picture of the BM-24 (Katyusha)

1939
BM-8 / BM-13 / BM-31 (Katyusha)
The Soviet Army became something of experts in the use of battlefield rockets during World War 2. The BM-13 series (more popu...
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1983
BNCFM SIBMAS
Emerging from BN Constructions Ferroviaries et Metalliques (BNCFM) of Belgium during the mid-1970s was the export-minded SIBM...
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1950
BTR-152
The Soviet Army adjusted their battlefield doctrine following their experiences in World War 2 (1939-1945) against the Axis p...
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2004
Buffalo H
The Buffalo H MRAP is a relatively new class of armored vehicle (in the American inventory at least) brought about by the nec...
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1931
Crossley Armored Car
The Crossley Armored Car was the first 6x6 wheeled armored car adopted for service in the British Army (1927). The type's thr...
Thumbnail picture of the Crossley Armored Car

1934
Daimler-Benz G4
Despite its use as a general staff car as well as centerpiece in many of Hitler's propaganda-driven military parades, the Dai...
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1988
Denel G6 Rhino
The G6 "Rhino" is an indigenous South African self-propelled artillery platform utilizing a six-wheeled chassis and armed wit...
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1982
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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1974
Engesa EE-9 Cascavel (Rattlesnake)
Realizing the need to replace its aged stock of World War 2-era (1939-1945), American-made M8 "Greyhound" armored cars, the B...
Thumbnail picture of the Engesa EE-9 Cascavel (Rattlesnake)

2005
FNSS Pars (Anatolian Leopard)
To further bolster its large and ever-growing land force, the Turkish Army adopted an all-new, indigenously-designed and deve...
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2002
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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1997
G6 Marksman
The G6 Marksman is a Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun (SPAAG) system combining the chassis of the South African 6x6 wheeled G...
Thumbnail picture of the G6 Marksman

1941
GMC CCKW 353 (G-508 / Jimmy / Deuce-and-a-Half)
Before America's involvement in World War 2 began in late 1941, the US Army sent out a requirement to interested American man...
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1942
GMC DUKW (G-501 / Duck)
Introduced in 1941, the 6x6 wheeled GMC CCKW 2.5-ton truck became the logistical backbone of the Allied march towards Rome, B...
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1966
Kaiser-Jeep M530
The Kaiser Jeep Model 530 6X6 was a firefighting truck that first saw production 1966. She was an important vehicle, oft-ove...
Thumbnail picture of the Kaiser-Jeep M530

2014
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...
Thumbnail picture of the KAMAZ Typhoon

1929
Lanchester Armored Car
The Lanchester Motor Company Limited produced a four-wheeled armored car for service in World War 1 (1914-1918) and this prod...
Thumbnail picture of the Lanchester Armored Car

1969
LARS-1 (Leichtes Artillerie Raketen System)
The West German Army developed the Light Artillery Rocket System (LARS) during the 1960s, eventually adopted it for operation...
Thumbnail picture of the LARS-1 (Leichtes Artillerie Raketen System)

1980
LARS-2 (Leichtes Artillerie Raketen System)
The LARS-2 Mulitple-Launch Rocket System (MLRS) vehicle was a further evolution of the original LARS-1 system of 1969. It was...
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1935
Leyland Armored Car
World War 1 (1914-1918) proved the perfect showcase for the armored car and many different types emerged when combining exist...
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2005
M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS)
To help contain procurement and running maintenance costs of a key battlefield piece, the U.S. military moved ahead with adop...
Thumbnail picture of the M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS)

1943
M20 (G-176)
The M20 (U.S. Army identifier of G-176) was a reconnaissance/general purpose utility car adopted by the United States Army du...
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1951
M35 / G742 (Deuce and a Half)
The "Duce and a Half" has a valued logistical history doing what it did best - moving men and material from Point A to Point ...
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1944
M38 Wolfhound
The M38 was intended as a replacement for the ubiquitous, go-anywhere, do-anything M8 Greyhound series of armored reconnaissa...
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1959
Thumbnail picture of the M53/59 Praga

1969
M561 (Gamma Goat)
Observing the active French Army involvement in Southeast Asia, the US military began to research a new logistically-minded c...
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1977
Thumbnail picture of the M-77 Oganj MLRS

1941
M8 Greyhound (Light Armored Car M8)
One of the unsung American heroes of World War 2 was the venerable M8 Greyhound wheeled armored car series. The type was prod...
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2000
M915A5
Daimler Trucks (North America) developed the M915A5 Line Haul Track Truck to fulfill a United States Army requirement for a h...
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1990
M93 Fox
The M93 "Fox" is a United States Army development of the stellar German Rheinmetall TPz 1 "Fuchs" 6x6 wheeled vehicle. The M9...
Thumbnail picture of the M93 Fox

1947
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...
Thumbnail picture of the Mercedes-Benz UNIMOG (UNIversal-MOtor-Gerat)

2008
Nexter / GIAT CAESAR (CAmion Equipe d'un Systeme d'ARtillerie)
The international market for Self-Propelled Artillery (SPA) systems has been, and will continue to be, a competitive business...
Thumbnail picture of the Nexter / GIAT CAESAR (CAmion Equipe d'un Systeme d'ARtillerie)

2013
Nexter TITUS (Tactical Infantry Transport and Utility System)
In today's military world there exists a definite global shift concerning military vehicle procurement. This shift has seen n...
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1998
Oshkosh Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (MTVR)
The Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (or "MTVR") is a heavy-duty utility vehicle produced by Oshkosh Truck Corporation of ...
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1996
Pandur I
The Pandur I was a 6x6, multi-faceted wheeled chassis primarily serving as a fast armored personnel carrier within the invent...
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1977
Panhard ERC 90
The French concerns of Renault and Panhard submitted designs to fulfill a 1970s French Army requirement for new 4x4 and 6x6 a...
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2010
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...
Thumbnail picture of the Paramount Mbombe

1984
Patria Pasi XA
Over the past several decades or so there has been a considerable shift by modern armies of the world away from the expensive...
Thumbnail picture of the Patria Pasi XA

2006
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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2001
PLL05 (Type 05)
Adopting the 6x6 wheeled nature of many modern self-propelled howitzer designs, the Chinese concern of NORINCO introduced the...
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1979
Ratel IFV (Honey Badger)
The Ratel ("Honey Badger") Infantry Fighting Vehicle was a long-running family of 6x6 armored vehicles developed and produced...
Thumbnail picture of the Ratel IFV (Honey Badger)

2007
RG-33 MRAP
The South African Army paved the way for large scale adoption of effective mine-resistant vehicles during the 1970s and many ...
Thumbnail picture of the RG-33 MRAP

2009
RG-35
The RG-35 is a relatively new armored wheeled vehicle offering by Land Systems OMC of South Africa, a subsidiary of BAe Syste...
Thumbnail picture of the RG-35

1979
Rheinmetall Landsysteme Transportpanzer 1 Fuchs (TPz 1)
The Transportpanzer 1 (TPz 1 or "Fuchs") is a 6-wheeled armored personnel carrier designed from a West German requirement. Th...
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1961
SA-3 (Goa) / S-125 Neva / Pechora
With more nimble and advanced aircraft emerging from the West during the Cold War decades, it fell to Soviet engineers to dev...
Thumbnail picture of the SA-3 (Goa) / S-125 Neva / Pechora

1972
SA-8 (Gecko) / 9K33 OSA
To contend with ever-improving, more agile low-altitude aircraft emerging from the West during the Cold War, the Soviet milit...
Thumbnail picture of the SA-8 (Gecko) / 9K33 OSA

1935
SdKfz 231 Schwerer Panzerspahwagen (6-rad)
Following the end of World War 1, the victors placed the blame of the war squarely on the German Empire. Austria-Hungary and ...
Thumbnail picture of the SdKfz 231 Schwerer Panzerspahwagen (6-rad)

2001
Soltam ATMOS 2000
Soltam Systems developed its ATMOS 2000 wheeled Self-Propelled Artillery (SPA) at the turn of the century as a private ventur...
Thumbnail picture of the Soltam ATMOS 2000

2013
SR-5 MLRS
The Multiple Launch Rocket Projector (MLRS) has been a staple of land armies since the days of World War 2 (1939-1945) when s...
Thumbnail picture of the SR-5 MLRS

1941
Studebaker US6
In April 1941, with World War in Europe on the horizon once more, the U.S. government entered into a contract with the Studeb...
Thumbnail picture of the Studebaker US6

1942
T17 (Deerhound)
The T17 "Deerhound" from Ford Motor Company competed unsuccessfully against the Chevrolet designed-and-developed T17E1 "Stagh...
Thumbnail picture of the T17 (Deerhound)

1984
Type 90 / Type 92 (WZ551)
The WZ551 is a designation for a Chinese-originated 6x6 wheeled armored vehicle. The vehicle was developed by NORINCO (China ...
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1932
Type 92 Kokusan (Hokoku-Go)
In the years leading up to World War 2, Imperial Japan had procured many different types of foreign trucks and these then wen...
Thumbnail picture of the Type 92 Kokusan (Hokoku-Go)

2014
Ural Typhoon
Taking a page out Western doctrine, the Russian Army has adopted several Mine-Resistant, Ambush-Protected (MRAP) vehicle desi...
Thumbnail picture of the Ural Typhoon

2010
WR-40 Langusta
In keeping with mechanized warfare doctrine developed from Soviet traditions of World War 2, the Polish Army has carried ove...
Thumbnail picture of the WR-40 Langusta

1952
ZiS-485 (BAV-485)
The ZiS-485 (BAV 485) 6x6 amphibious transport was similar in scope to the World War 2-era American DUKW series of which the ...
Thumbnail picture of the ZiS-485 (BAV-485)