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Other Vehicles

French Panhard

French Panhard

This Panhard was specifically defined for the Iraq government and mounts the HOT anti-armor missile system. Our example was captured during the Iraq war.

HMMWV Prototype

HMMWV Prototype

This rare “Humvee” prototype was submitted for testing to the Army by the Teledyne Continental Company.

Russian BTR152

Russian BTR152

The U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum’s Russian BTR 152 armored car, was captured in the 1967 Arab Israeli War. This particular vehicle was used by the Israelis until the 1980s when it was declared surplus.

SeaBee Bulldozer

SeaBee Bulldozer

The U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum is proud to pay tribute to the men and women of the United States Navy's Construction Battalion, or "Seabees" with our Caterpillar D6. This particular example was produced in 1962 (a Vietnam war era veteran) and was previously on display at Seabee unit NMCB24 near Redstone arsenal until they were the decomissioned.

M113 Armored Personnel Carrier

M113 Armored Personnel Carrier

The M113 is a lightly armored, full tracked, air transportable vehicle designed to carry personnel and cargo.The vehicle is built from high strength aluminum and can operate both on and off road and in water.  The M113 was designed to carry infantry into the battlefield where they would dismount for combat. The M113 was developed and produced by Food Machinery Corporation.  The aluminum hull made the vehicle light enough to air transport and moderately amphibious, yet provided protection for the crew against small arms fire.  

M114 Armored Personnel Carrier

M114 Armored Personnel Carrier

The M114 Command and Reconnaissance Carrier is a Vietnam War-era tracked armored fighting vehicle, used by the United States Army. It was manufactured by the Cadillac Division of General Motors in the early 1960s. The M114 was designed to be fast and stealthy for use in the reconnaissance role. 

M274A2 Truck "Mechanical Mule"

M274A2 Truck

The U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum's M274 A2 Mechanical Mule was manufactured in 1967 and came from Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow in California. The nomenclature for this vehicle is: “Truck, Platform, Utility, 1/2 ton 4x4” or "Carrier, Light Weapons, Infantry, half ton 4x4”. It is also known as the "Military Mule".

M42A1 Duster

M42A1 Duster

The M42A1 “Duster” is a self propelled, tracked anti-aircraft weapons platform. The Duster was produced by General Motors Corporation for the US Army from 1952 through 1960 and remained in service until 1988.  The Duster was more frequently and effectively used against ground targets. The Duster was employed by the US Army in the Korean War and later in the Viet Nam War. The M42’s twin 40mm Bofors cannons provided devastating firepower making the vehicle highly favored in convoy protection,  and perimeter defense. 

Merci Train 40 & 8 Boxcar

Merci Train 40 & 8 Boxcar

The Merci Train, also known as the French Gratitude Train or the Forty and Eight, was the French response to the U.S. friendship train. The Merci Train, was the French response to the U.S. friendship train. Composed of 49 cars and filled with "gifts of gratitude", the Merci Train arrived in New York City on February 3, 1949 and was divided amongst the 48 states with the remaining car to be shared by the District of Columbia and Hawaii. The Veterans Memorial Museum is privileged to house Alabama’s Forty and Eight Car.

1942 Chevrolet G-506 Truck

1942 Chevrolet G-506 Truck

Meet "Daisy". Daisy is a 1942 Chevrolet G-506 1-1/2 ton 4x4 truck. Motor Sergeant Dave and volunteers Larry G. and Randy went to Killen, Alabama and brought back the latest addition to the museum's motor pool. Daisy was donated to the Museum by the McGee family. The truck has quite a history. It was purchased at a surplus sale in 1946 at Brookley Field in Mobile, Alabama by WWII veteran Almon McGee.  After many years being used on the family farm in 2006 the McGee’s decided to restore the truck.  It is on display now at the Museum

1941 WC23 Dodge CMS/Recon

1941 WC23  Dodge CMS/Recon

WC-6 WC-15 WC-23 1/2 ton, 4x4 Dodge Command Reconnaissance Car w/o Winch (G505)

The WC-6 WC-15 WC-23 1/2 ton, 4x4 Dodge Command Reconnaissance Cars were developed for officers and staff to have mobility on the battlefield. They have a standard frame which does not accommodate a factory installed winch, otherwise they are almost the same as the WC-7 WC-24 Command and Reconnaissance Cars. All are part of the WC model series G-505, built by Dodge during 1941 or early 1942.

 

GMC CCKW

GMC CCKW

Most commonly known as the "deuce and a half" or "Jimmy" the 2 1/2 ton 6x6 U.S. Army cargo truck was arguably one of the more important pieces of equipment during World War II.

M3A1 Half Track

M3A1 Half Track

One of the many iconic vehicles in our collection at the U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum is our M3A1 half track.

M8 Armored Car

M8 Armored Car

The U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum's M8 Armored Car is one of about 8,500 produced by Ford Motor Company in St Paul, MN. It is equipped with a rear mounted Hercules 6 cylinder engine.

U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum
2060A Airport Road • Huntsville AL 35801
(256) 883-3737
info@memorialmuseum.org