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Korean War Military Vehicles (1950-1953)

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 4/29/2014

A UN victory in Korea was never a sure thing, bringing into play a variety of World War 2-era and all-new vehicles to counter the communist thrust.

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There are a total of 37 Korean War Military Vehicles (1950-1953) in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.




1950
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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1945
Centurion (A41)
Though requested as early as 1943 and entering production in January of 1945, the British Centurion Main Battle Tank arrived ...
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1944
Cruiser Tank Comet (A34)
The Comet Cruiser tank was Britain's most powerful combat tank system of World War 2. It arrived in the latter phases of the ...
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1943
Cruiser Tank Mk VIII Cromwell (A27M)
The Cromwell (officially known as Tank, Cruiser, Mk VIII, Cromwell (A27M)) was one of two design proposals submitted to fulfi...
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1941
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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1942
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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1941
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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1942
GAZ BA-64
Despite the heavy shift to tracked armored combat vehicles during World War 2, the massive Soviet Army understood the value i...
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1943
GAZ-67
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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1941
GMC CCKW 353 (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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1941
Half-Track Personnel Carrier M3
No image of the American military effort in World War 2 is complete without the appearance of the M3 Half-Track vehicle. The ...
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1942
Harley Davison WLA
The Harley Davidson Motorcycle Company started selling bikes in 1904 and, by 1920, it had become the largest motorcycle compa...
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1941
Infantry Tank Mk IV Churchill (A22)
The Churchill served the British Army and allied forces as the most important of its type during World War 2 (1939-1945), riv...
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1939
Katyusha (BM-8 / BM-13 / BM-31)
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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1942
M10 Gun Motor Carriage (Wolverine / Achilles)
When the United States Army successfully mated the chassis of the M4 Sherman to the 105mm field howitzer to create the new M7...
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1943
M18 Gun Motor Carriage (Hellcat)
The M18 "Hellcat" served as the finest example of an American Army tank destroyer in World War 2. The type was fast, agile, w...
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1944
M24 Chaffee (Light Tank, M24)
The Light Tank, M24 "Chaffee" was the chosen successor to the M5 "Stuart" light tank line which began with the pre-war M3 Stu...
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1945
M26 Pershing
The M26 "Pershing" made its official appearance towards the end of World War 2 and was appropriately named after World War 1 ...
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1944
M36 Gun Motor Carriage (Jackson / Slugger)
The United States Army was fielding the capable M10 series as its standard tank destroyer of World War 2. It was produced fro...
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1945
M37 Gun Motor Carriage
The M37 Gun Motor Carriage was a self-propelled gun of the American military appearing towards the end of World War 2. The ty...
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1942
M4 Sherman (Medium Tank, M4)
The M4 Sherman series of medium tanks proved an invaluable asset to Allied operations North Africa, Europe and the Pacific th...
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1945
M40 Gun Motor Carriage
With the conversion of M3 Lee Medium Tanks to the successful 155mm-armed M12 Gun Motor Carriage, work began on an improved ty...
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1945
M41 Howitzer Motor Carriage
With the arrival of the M24 "Chaffee" Light Tank during World War 2, and work into several successful conversions of existing...
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1951
M41 Walker Bulldog
The M41 was designed and developed as the direct successor to the World War 2-era M24 Chaffee light tank. The M24 served a va...
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1945
M43 Howitzer Motor Carriage
The M43 Howitzer Motor Carriage was a World War 2 (1939-1945) development and a further evolution of the M40 Gun Motor Carria...
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1950
M46 Patton (General Patton)
After the events of World War 2 and Japanese removal from mainland Asia, Korea remained a divided country with a communist no...
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1952
M65 Atomic Cannon
The United States Government had a problem keeping its European allies calm during the Cold War when a Russian blitzkrieg thr...
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1942
M7 (Priest)
The M7 "Priest" (known formally as the "105mm Howitzer Motor Carriage M7") was the principle mobile artillery system for Alli...
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1952
M75 APC
During World War 2, it was accepted practice to ferry troops to and from combat zones was through any vehicle then available...
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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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1944
Sherman VC Firefly (Medium Tank, M4A4)
Outwardly, the Sherman Firefly series of tank destroyers looked every bit like their M4 Sherman base counterparts. Closer exa...
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1942
SU-76 (Suchka)
On June 22, 1941 Germany invaded the Soviet Union and caught them unaware. Hitler's goal was to eliminate the Soviets as a m...
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1940
T-34
To Red Army authorities, it was becoming painfully clear that the BT series of "fast tanks" was not the long term answer for ...
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1943
T-34/85
The T-34/85 was essentially categorized as an "up-gunned" version of the successful base T-34 medium tank designed and built ...
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1936
Type 95 Ha-Go (Ke-Go / Kyu-Go)
The Type 95 "Ha-Go" was a light tank design primarily utilized by the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) during World War 2. She wa...
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1950
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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1941
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...
Thumbnail picture of the Willys MB (Jeep)