Dodge WC-56 Command car

History  John Francis Dodge was born in 1864 in Michigan and his brother Horace Elgin in 1868.  Early on they both showed a great interest in mechanics.  They first worked in Canada where they were able to rent an area within the company that hired them and started by manufacturing bicycles.  In a time of…

Dodge WC-58 Command car

History John Francis Dodge was born in 1864 in Michigan and his brother Horace Elgin in 1868.  Early on they both showed a great interest in mechanics.  They first worked in Canada where they were able to rent an area within the company that hired them and started by manufacturing bicycles.  In a time of…

Dodge WC-62 6×6

History John Francis Dodge was born in 1864 in Michigan and his brother Horace Elgin in 1868.  Early on they both showed a great interest in mechanics.  They first worked in Canada where they were able to rent an area within the company that hired them and started by manufacturing bicycles.  In a time of…

Ford F15

History The Canadian FORD F15 belongs to the CMP family (Canadian Military Pattern) that were designed and built in Canada during World War II according to the British War Department specifications. Therefore, like all trucks produced in  Great Britain at that time, it is a right-hand drive vehicle, full wheel discs and two gas tanks.…

Half-track M5 International

History During the war the companies responsible for manufacturing the half-track personnel carriers (White, Autocar, and Diamond T) could not ensure the required production rate. A fourth firm was approached: IHC, International Harvester Company.  IHC will build the M5, based on the M3, but with some significant differences. The fenders are made from a flat…

International M425 H542-9

History The International Harvester Company, IHC, often simply referred to as “International”, originates from the merger in 1902 of the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company and Deering Harvester Company with 3 other small companies specializing in agricultural mechanical equipment. During World War II, IHC has attained the rank of 33rd supplier for the US military. Our…

Jeep SAS

History The Special Air Service (SAS), a special force of the British Army, had the task to carry out commandos missions in the Middle East. SAS Jeeps had to transport quickly in the desert 4 soldiers with their weapons and had to come as close as possible to the target without being detected. SAS Jeeps…

Laffly V15T

History Founded in 1849, Laffly was a French manufacturer of trucks and commercial vehicles. In 1912, the Laffly company began manufacturing vehicles in Boulogne-Billancourt, a Paris suburb better known for its historical Renault manufacturing plant (no longer in existence). In the 1930s and until the end of the Second World War, Laffly manufactured many military…

Renault VBL

History This prototype vehicle was studied by SEDEMS : Société d’Etude et de Développement de Matériels Spéciaux.  It is actually part of the RVI group (Renault Vehicules Industriels). It has been developed according to the specifications drafted by the ETAS (Etablissement Technique d’Angers) : beginning of the studies in 1980 and termination of the project in…