When the going got tough in WWII, the tough turned to the Sherman tank. While not as powerful as Germany's Panzers (much less its feared Tiger super tank) the Sherman provided much-needed armored muscle to U.S. and British units in Europe, along with fire support for the Army and Marine Corps in the Pacific theatre.
Perhaps one of the most ubiquitous vehicles from WWII: the all-purpose Jeep, which many believe got its iconic nickname as a derivation of its "GP" acronym, which stands for "General Purpose."
A modern-day version of a militarized Jeep that sports a more rugged suspension and armor plating options.
The Hummer or "Humvee" as it is more commonly known in military circles serves U.S. armed forces today in the same capacity the Jeep did over 70 years ago.
But if you have to haul big stuff in the military -- including tanks -- you put a call out for this Class 8 workhorse: the M915A5 tractor.
Mack Trucks came up with an armored tractor prototype designed (obviously) for military use. The top of the cab sports a turret where .50 caliber machine guns can be mounted.
If your military vehicle ever gets stuck, you might see one of Navistar's monster wreckers come along to help you get back on the road.
Even pickup trucks get their own special custom military package if they are headed for the combat zone.
Whatever the terrain, there's a military vehicle designed to handle it.
An old Deuce and a half Army truck: a workhorse that hauled men and cargo for the U.S. military from WWII up through the Vietnam era.
There are so many variants military vehicles that it's hard to settle on just a few to highlight for Veteran's Day. Here are but a few from the U.S. military's past, present and future to view.
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