M10 ammunition trailer

History M10 Ammo Trailer has been designed to be mainly pulled by Priest M7 tank, 105mm Sherman, but could also be pulled by class 2,5 Tons trucks, half-tracks, armoured vehicles etc. Maximum of three M10 trailers could be coupled in a line to the above vehicles. The trailer carried the following ammunitions : 155mm, 105m…

Military field kitchen

History This mobile food kitchen is a model manufactured in 1916 ; one item is shown at the WWI museum in Meaux. This kitchen was, during this period, horse-drawn, fitted with removable carriage arms. This model was subsequently modified in 1936, then again in 1938. Various manufacturers produced it : – Compagnie générale de construction Atelier…

US 10-ton Trailer

History This trailer is more widely known in France under the name of “Fiche 75” than under its real name “semi-trailer, cargo, 7-ton (10-ton gross)”. This designation « Fiche 75 » arises from the French Army which used numerous items post WWII. The designation was also repeated in the civilian sector due to the use…

40′-12.5 ton Trailer Co. of America

Historique The 40’ trailer manufactured by Trailer Co. Of America was initially designed for US Air Force and intended to carry lightweight and cumbersome parts, like aircraft bodies or wings. Usually linked to the « wrecker » Federal 606, referenced C-2 which was equipped with a fifth wheel coupling and a stacker crane, this trailer was also…

Ford M8 Light Armored Car

History In July 1941, the US Ordnance Department launched a call for tenders regarding a 6 wheel armored car, able to replace the antique M6 Farco. Three companies competed : Ford, Chrysler and Studebaker.  In april 1942, Ford T22 prototype won the tender, with performances very close to those of its nearest competitor. The 37…

GMC CCKW 353 B2 cargo

History With a total of 562 500 units produced, the GMC CCKW is the WWII emblematic light truck, released in numerous variants : cargo, gasoline tanker, water tanker, workshop, artillery tractor, compressor, tipper truck, amphibious truck etc… As steel was more heavily rationed during the course of the war, the steel cargo bed was replaced by…

GMC CCKW 353 D1 gasoline tanker

History With a total of 562 500 units produced, the GMC CCKW is the WWII emblematic light truck, released in numerous variants : cargo, gasoline tanker, water tanker, workshop, artillery tractor, compressor, tipper truck, amphibious truck etc….Univem’s “gasoline” GMC is a Timken split axle model. At the time it was built, a net purchase price of…