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1944 Opel Blitz Alrad (4WD) - Purchased in 2007 from a collector in Dublin, Ireland.

Less  than ten of these four wheel drive versions of the Opel Blitz are  throught to be in the US.  The Opel Blitz was one of the standard trucks  of the German Army during WWII.  It was named the Blitz (Lightning) as a  result of a contest held by Opel, because it was fast for its day (the  grill insignia is a lighting bolt). Around 25,000 of the 4 WD Allrads  were built during the war, compared to over 82,000 of the regular rear  wheel drive "S" class of the Blitz.  The Allrads were in production from  1940 until the Brandenburg factory was destroyed by British bombers in  August 1944. This particular vehicle was built April 1944. The Allrads  were used for vitally important uses such as ambulances, field kitchens,  radio trucks, e

1942 White M2A1 Troop Carrier:

 This U.S. halftrack was purchased from a Midwest collector in 2009. The  American halftracks were built by the Autocar Company, Diamond T Motor  Company, International Harvester, GMC, and this particular model was  built by White Trucks. It is armed with a .30cal Browning machine gun in  the rear troop compartment and a heavy Browning .50cal machine gun in a  forward ring mount over the front passenger seat. Note that as pictured above with a new paint job, the wartime insignia have yet to be added when the photo was taken. The  straight side armor plate of the American halftracks did not afford the  same degree of protection as did the angled armor of the German tracks. 

1944 Willys MB Jeep:

The Willys MB US Army Jeep, along with the nearly identical Ford GPW,  was manufactured from 1941 to 1945.  The U.S. Army called this type of  vehicles "GP" for an abbreviation of "General Purpose" vehicle.  They  are considered the iconic World War II Jeep.  During WWII, Willys  produced 363,000 Jeeps and Ford some 280,000.   This jeep was made in  1944 and is powered by the standard 4 cylinder side valve, flat head  Willys "Go Devil" engine and was acquired in 2008 in Tampa, Florida.   This vehicle at the end of WWII remained in the Philippines and was in  private use on Clark Air force Base until it's evacuation and closure  after the eruption of Mount Pinatubo in 1991.  Over the years, the World  War II jeep later evolved into the "CJ" civilian Jeep and has been  recognized as a symbol of rugged individualism in twentieth century  American History. 

1962 Czech OT-810 Halftrack (restored to specifications of WWII German Sdkfz 251/c/17 Halftrack):

Purchased from a collector in Charlotte, NC in 2007. The Czech firms of Skoda and Tatra were involved in the production of the German Sdkfz 251 halftracks during the war 1939-1945. After the war, the Czech government continued production of a very similar vehicle at the Skoda and Tatra facilities until the mid 1960’s, often using wartime parts. The German halftrack was ahead of it’s time in the use of angled armor to increase its protection. This particular halftrack underwent a major conversion during the winter of 2008-2009 to convert it to a model 17.  The model 17 had the sides expanded and hinged to drop down. A Flak 38 20 mm anti-aircraft cannon was then mounted inside the track and an MG 42 machine gun was mounted on the rear. When the sides are lowered, it forms a platform for the crew to service the gun during AA operations. For ground operations, the sides are raised. During the war, fewer than 100 model 17s were built, and all of them were used exclusively by the Luftwaffe Hermann Goering Division. 

1942 WC-54 Military Ambulance

 This ambulance was made in 1942 by Dodge and was the standard US Army  ambulance of WWII.  It was used by the Medical Corps to transport sick  and wounded personnel.  The WC-54 was present in all theatres of war.   In total 23,000 WC-54s were produced.  The Dodge WC-54 was based on the  well known 3/4 ton Dodge chassis, which for this purpose got a longer  wheelbase and adjusted suspension.  The closed sheet-metal body was made  by Wayne body works.  It offers room for a driver and four to seven  patients plus a medic.  If the fold-away bunkstetchers are used, four  patients can be transported.
The Dodge WC-54 is powered by a dodge six cylinder flat head side valve  engine.  Deliveries of the ambulance, charmingly dubbed "the meatwagon"  by U.S. troops, began in May 1942 and the design was "standardized" on  23
October 1942 replacing the earlier 1/2 ton WC-9, 18 and 27 series of ambulances. 
This vehicle, 'The Ole Rugged Cross', was purchased in 2009 from a collector in Nebraska. 

1943 Kubelwagen VW Kdf Type 82

Purchased in 2000 from InterOrdnance Inc. near Charlotte, NC. The Kubelwagen or “bucket seat car” was the German equivalent of the American Jeep during WWII. Although  it was 2 WD compared to the American 4 WD Jeep, it performed well given  its light weight, high ground clearance, and rear engine design. The Type 82 was designed by Ferdinand Porsche and the chassis was built by Volkswagen at the Wolfsburg factory from 1940 – 1945. The body was built in Berlin by the American owned firm of Ambi Budd. It’s thought that around 200+ Kubelwagens are in the US.