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    Military Utility Vehicles

    Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 12/14/2015

    Utility vehicles often fulfill unglamorous roles - though their value is no less than that of the fighting vehicle.





    There are a total of (84) Military Utility Vehicles in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin. Chassis that double as utility-minded conversions are also included in this list.




    1936
    7TP
    The 7TP series was of a Polish light tank design, based on the British Vickers-Armstrong 6-ton light... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the 7TP

    1972
    AAV-7 (LVTP-7)
    The AAV-7 series of assault amphibious vehicles was born as the LVTP-7 in the late 1960s. The initia... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the AAV-7 (LVTP-7)

    2017
    Advanced Tactics Black Knight Transformer (Flying Jeep)
    Logistics and transportation has always been one of the unique challenges facing warplanners through... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Advanced Tactics Black Knight Transformer (Flying Jeep)

    1938
    AEC Matador
    Developed as a gun tractor to tow various-caliber artillery pieces for the British Army in World War... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the AEC Matador

    1975
    AIFV (Armored Infantry Fighting Vehicle) / (M113A1)
    In the mid-1960s, the United States Army already began looking beyond their ubiquitous M113 Armored ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the AIFV (Armored Infantry Fighting Vehicle) / (M113A1)

    1976
    Alvis FV104 Samaritan
    The FV104 Samaritan is the Armored Battlefield Ambulance (ABA) variant of the "Scorpion" CVRT ("Comb... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Alvis FV104 Samaritan

    2011
    ARTEC Boxer
    The Boxer saw its origins in a late 1990s military requirement concerning the armies of the United K... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the ARTEC Boxer

    1935
    BMW R12
    The R12 was utilized by the German Army throughout the late 1930s and 1940s for communications deliv... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the BMW R12

    1941
    BMW R75
    The motorcycle with sidecar was popularized in the inherent mobility of German Army, especially in t... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the BMW R75

    1983
    BNCFM SIBMAS
    Emerging from BN Constructions Ferroviaries et Metalliques (BNCFM) of Belgium during the mid-1970s w... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the BNCFM SIBMAS

    1967
    Bravia Chaimite (Series)
    The Bravia Chaimite V-series of light armored vehicles is a Portuguese-designed and produced 4x4 arm... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Bravia Chaimite (Series)

    1950
    BTR-152
    The Soviet Army adjusted their battlefield doctrine following their experiences in World War 2 (1939... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the BTR-152

    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... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Dodge G505 1/2-ton

    1942
    Dodge WC54 3/4-ton
    The Dodge Model WC54 3/4-ton military ambulance was manufactured by the Chrysler Corporation, Dodge ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Dodge WC54 3/4-ton

    1969
    FMC XR311 (G.I. Hotrod)
    In 1969, the FMC Corporation undertook in-house development of a new multi-purpose four-wheeled mili... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the FMC XR311 (G.I. Hotrod)

    2004
    Force Protection Buffalo H
    The Buffalo H MRAP is a relatively new class of armored vehicle (in the American inventory at least)... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Force Protection Buffalo H

    1941
    Ford GP / GPW (Government Pygmy)
    In 1939, the United States Army invited some 135 to 165 manufacturing companies to submit design pr... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Ford GP / GPW (Government Pygmy)

    1942
    Ford GTB (G-622) (Burma Jeep)
    Logistical vehicles have always proven the lifeblood of any far-ranging conflict and World War 2 was... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Ford GTB (G-622) (Burma Jeep)

    2002
    FPI Cougar (MRAP)
    The Cougar has since expanded into a full line of militarized armored vehicles. This began with the ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the FPI Cougar (MRAP)

    1976
    FV180 Combat Engineer Tractor (CET)
    ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the FV180 Combat Engineer Tractor (CET)

    1986
    FV510 Warrior
    The Warrior is an infantry fighting vehicle currently in service with the armies of the United Kingd... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the FV510 Warrior

    1912
    FWD Model B
    In 1912, the United States Army began evaluation of an all-new, four-wheel-driven truck for military... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the FWD Model B

    1943
    GAZ-67
    All of the Allied powers of World War 2 enjoyed success with the American-designed Bantam/Willys "JE... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the GAZ-67

    2014
    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 light... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the General Dynamics Flyer-72 ALSV (Advanced Light Strike Vehicle)

    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 t... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the GMC CCKW 353 (G-508 / Jimmy / Deuce-and-a-Half)

    1942
    GMC DUKW (G-501 / Duck)
    Introduced in 1941, the 6x6 wheeled GMC CCKW 2.5-ton truck became the logistical backbone of the All... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the GMC DUKW (G-501 / Duck)

    1940
    Half-Track Car M2
    The United States Army learned by experience in World War 1 that trying to move men and machine thro... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Half-Track Car M2

    1943
    Half-Track Car M9
    The half-track military vehicle achieved considerable stardom during World War 2 (1939-1945) though ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Half-Track Car M9

    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... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Half-Track Personnel Carrier M3

    2005
    Hatehof Wolf
    Built upon the chassis of the American Ford F550 series heavy-duty truck, the Hatehof Wolf is a loca... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Hatehof Wolf

    1985
    HMMWV (High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicle) / (Humvee)
    Aside from the M1 Abrams, perhaps no other American armored vehicle has represented the American Arm... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the HMMWV (High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicle) / (Humvee)

    1994
    HMMWV M1114 UAH (Up-Armored Humvee)
    The M1114 UAH (Up-Armored Humvee) was a purpose-built version of the Humvee family line intended to ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the HMMWV M1114 UAH (Up-Armored Humvee)

    1939
    Hotchkiss H39
    The Hotchkiss H39 superseded the H35 series light tanks in French Army service, being produced in mo... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Hotchkiss H39

    1941
    Infantry Tank Mk IV Churchill (A22)
    The Churchill served the British Army and allied forces as the most important of its type during Wor... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Infantry Tank Mk IV Churchill (A22)

    1966
    Kaiser-Jeep M530
    The Kaiser Jeep Model 530 6X6 was a firefighting truck that first saw production 1966. She was an i... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Kaiser-Jeep M530

    1967
    Kaiser-Jeep M715 (Five Quarter)
    Up to 1965, the United States military relied on the Dodge G741 truck (as the M37) as its go anywher... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Kaiser-Jeep M715 (Five Quarter)

    1941
    Landing Vehicle Tracked (LVT-2 / LVT-4) (Alligator / Water Buffalo)
    The LVT ("Landing Vehicle Tracked") began a long line of amphibious tracked American military vehicl... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Landing Vehicle Tracked (LVT-2 / LVT-4) (Alligator / Water Buffalo)

    1965
    Leopard 1
    The German war-making capacity was dismantled by the victors following the end of the war in Europe.... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Leopard 1

    1960
    M113 APC
    The American M113 Armored Personnel Carrier became one of the most successful Cold War vehicles in t... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the M113 APC

    1960
    M151 MUTT (Military Utility Tactical Truck)
    Prior to the adoption of the ubiquitous HUMVEE multi-purpose 4x4 vehicle, the US military relied on ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the M151 MUTT (Military Utility Tactical Truck)

    1943
    M20 (G-176)
    The M20 (U.S. Army identifier of G-176) was a reconnaissance/general purpose utility car adopted by ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the M20 (G-176)

    1956
    M274 Truck, Platform, Utility 1.5-ton, 4x4 (Military Mule)
    ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the M274 Truck, Platform, Utility 1.5-ton, 4x4 (Military Mule)

    1942
    M29 Weasel / Water Weasel
    After the German invasion of Norway (April 1940) during World War 2 (1939-1945), British inventor Ge... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the M29 Weasel / Water Weasel

    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 materi... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the M35 / G742 (Deuce and a Half)

    1969
    M561 (Gamma Goat)
    Observing the active French Army involvement in Southeast Asia, the US military began to research a ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the M561 (Gamma Goat)

    1962
    M578 LARV
    Utility-minded vehicles seldom receive the attention they rightfully deserve in the context of battl... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the M578 LARV

    1960
    M60 (Patton)
    The M60 "Patton" Main Battle Tank began development in 1957 to counter rumors that the Soviets were ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the M60 (Patton)

    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 ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the M8 Greyhound (Light Armored Car M8)

    1961
    M88 Hercules
    The M88 Hercules series Armored Recovery Vehicle (ARV) was introduced during the early 1960s and has... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the M88 Hercules

    2000
    M915A5
    Daimler Trucks (North America) developed the M915A5 Line Haul Track Truck to fulfill a United States... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the M915A5

    1982
    M939
    For decades the United States Army had relied on the M39 series 5-ton trucks as a primary heavy-haul... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the M939

    1979
    Mercedes-Benz G-Class
    ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Mercedes-Benz G-Class

    1947
    Mercedes-Benz UNIMOG (UNIversal-MOtor-Gerat)
    German infrastructure went through a critical rebuilding phase following World War 2. While its arms... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Mercedes-Benz UNIMOG (UNIversal-MOtor-Gerat)

    1968
    MT-LB (M1970)
    World War 2 warfare instilled on the Soviet Army the need for a very mobile armored force. After the... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the MT-LB (M1970)

    1969
    NORINCO Type 653
    The Type 653 Armored Recovery Vehicle (ARV) was developed by NORINCO of China for the Chinese Army. ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the NORINCO Type 653

    1937
    Opel Blitz
    At the end of World War 1, the German war machine was dismantled - losing its power to manufacture a... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Opel Blitz

    2018
    Oshkosh JLTV (Joint Light Tactical Vehicle)
    The United States and its allies have made excellent use of the AM General HUMVEE (High Mobility, Mu... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Oshkosh JLTV (Joint Light Tactical Vehicle)

    2009
    Oshkosh M-ATV
    The Oshkosh M-ATV is a 4x4 armored vehicle now in service with the United States Army. Years of comb... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Oshkosh M-ATV

    1998
    Oshkosh Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (MTVR)
    The Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (or "MTVR") is a heavy-duty utility vehicle produced by Oshk... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Oshkosh Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (MTVR)

    1996
    Pandur I
    The Pandur I was a 6x6, multi-faceted wheeled chassis primarily serving as a fast armored personnel ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Pandur I

    2009
    RG-35
    The RG-35 is a relatively new armored wheeled vehicle offering by Land Systems OMC of South Africa, ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the RG-35

    1981
    Rheinmetall Landsysteme Condor
    The Condor is a Light Armored Vehicle (LAV) appearing in West Germany during the Cold War (1947-1991... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Rheinmetall Landsysteme Condor

    1979
    Rheinmetall Landsysteme TM-170
    The Mercedes-Benz UNIMOG multi-purpose truck (detailed elsewhere on this site) proved its worth over... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Rheinmetall Landsysteme TM-170

    1983
    Saxon AT105
    The Saxon AT105 is a 4-wheeled armored personnel carrier (APC) used by the British Army and supplied... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Saxon AT105

    1938
    SdKfz 10 leichter ZugKraftwagen lt
    Like other German military systems of World War 2 (1939-1945), the SdKfz 10 series half-track was de... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the SdKfz 10 leichter ZugKraftwagen lt

    1938
    SdKfz 11 leichter ZugKraftwagen 3t
    The SdKfz 11 liechter Zugkraftwagen was developed at the same time that another light-class half-tra... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the SdKfz 11 leichter ZugKraftwagen 3t

    1941
    SdKfz 2 kleines Kettenkraftrad (Kettenkrad)
    One of the most identifiable of the German half-tracked pieces of World War 2 became the SdKfz 2 kle... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the SdKfz 2 kleines Kettenkraftrad (Kettenkrad)

    1939
    SdKfz 250 leichter Schutzenpanzerwagen
    The SdKfz 250 series was just one in the long line of German-produced halftrack systems in World War... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the SdKfz 250 leichter Schutzenpanzerwagen

    1939
    SdKfz 251 mittlerer Schutzenpanzerwagen
    A 1932 directive set about to provide German infantry with a versatile vehicle able to keep pace wit... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the SdKfz 251 mittlerer Schutzenpanzerwagen

    1940
    SdKfz 252 leiche Gepanzerte Munitionskraftwagen
    As the German Army began is massive expansion and rearmament in the 1930s, its requirements grew in ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the SdKfz 252 leiche Gepanzerte Munitionskraftwagen

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

    1940
    T-34
    To Red Army authorities, it was becoming painfully clear that the BT series of "fast tanks" was not ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the T-34

    2015
    TATA Motors LAMV (Light Armored Multipurpose Vehicle)
    Showcased at DEFEXPO 2014, the TATA LAMV (Light Armored Multipurpose Vehicle) has been developed by ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the TATA Motors LAMV (Light Armored Multipurpose Vehicle)

    1917
    Technical
    The "Technical" is a generic name given to make-shift military vehicles crudely developed on the cha... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Technical

    2013
    Terrier Armored Digger
    Battlefield engineering vehicles are tasked with rather inglorious tasks when compared to frontline ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Terrier Armored Digger

    2004
    Thales Bushmaster
    The turn of the century provided military industry with new battlefields that strayed away from conv... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Thales Bushmaster

    1937
    Type 95
    Heading into World War 2 (1939-1945), the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) relied largely on civilian ca... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Type 95

    1940
    Universal Carrier (BREN Gun Carrier)
    The Bren Gun Carrier was truly a universal system at its core. Charged with moving troops through th... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Universal Carrier (BREN Gun Carrier)

    1928
    Vickers 6-Ton (Mark E)
    The Vickers 6-Ton (Mark E) was a light tank evaluated by the British Army but ultimately rejected. W... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Vickers 6-Ton (Mark E)

    1940
    Volkswagen Kubel / Kubelwagen
    The Volkswagen ("People's Car") was the product of Porsche and Mercedes-Benz engineering and design ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Volkswagen Kubel / Kubelwagen

    1942
    Volkswagen Schwimmwagen
    None of the major armies of World War 2 (1939-1945) was complete without specialized vehicles to ful... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Volkswagen Schwimmwagen

    1967
    Walid (Walid Gomaa Mohamed)
    In the 1960s, the Egyptian Army invested in a new armored car based on its experiences with the Sovi... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Walid (Walid Gomaa Mohamed)

    1950
    Willys M38 / MC (Jeep)
    The massive success that was the Willys MB "jeep" 4x4 utility vehicle of World War 2 prompted US Arm... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Willys M38 / MC (Jeep)

    1941
    Willys MB (Jeep)
    Perhaps no other vehicle of the US Army war effort concerning World War 2 was as iconic as the warti... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Willys MB (Jeep)