Ward LaFrance M1A1

History Ward LaFrance was originally an American manufacturer of fire trucks and equipment founded by Addison Ward LaFrance in 1916 in Elmira Heights, New York. Despite its name, Addison Ward LaFrance was American. Like most “LaFrance”, a fairly common name in the United States, Addison Ward LaFrance was probably of French origin but with a…

1-ton water trailer

1-ton water trailer 1-ton 250-gal water trailer for the transport, storage and distribution of drinking water Manufactuers : Ben Hur Mfg. Co., Checker Cab Mfg. Co., Springfield Auto Works Empty weight : 1400 lb (635 kg) Payload : 2000 lb (907 kg) Brake : parking handbrake only

Dodge T110

History Originally manufactured in the US for civilian purposes, this truck has been adapted to British military specifications  and then manufactured in Canada. This truck became a movie star since it “played” in the 1953 famous French movie directed by Henri Georges Clouzot “The wages of Fear”. It was Canadian military Dodge despite its left…

Chevrolet HUP

History Our Chevrolet HUP (Heavy Utility Personnel), undergoing restoration, belongs to the family of the Canadian trucks designed in Canada during WWII.  12,000 only were made, with specific features as compared to other similar vehicles (shorter drive axles, different braking system). This first HUP model had no spare wheel. They were, as a number of…

Sherman M4A4 “Champaubert”

History One of many versions of the Sherman tank, the M4A4 was manufactured by Chrysler Corp. and originally equipped with the “Multibank” engine, the reference of the tank changed post War in the French Army for M4A4 T (T for “transformé”) because it was motorized with a 9-cylinder Continental R-975  C4 radial engine . The Multibank…