The 14th Armored Vehicle Collection
M5A1 Stuart tank, B4
The M5A1 was the army's light tank during WWII. The M5A1 was also known as the Stuart tank. The Stuart was used throughout every theatre of combat during WWII. It proved to be undersized against other tanks as the war progressed and German armor grew to huge proportions. The Stuart was still an important part of allied forces, in the Pacific it was more than a match for Japanese tanks. In other areas it was used for infantry support and reconnaissance. The M5A1 Stuart tank served admirably in WWII, and continued service long afterwards in countries all over the world. Some M5A1s remained active until as late as the mid 1990s. Impressive for an "undersized" tank!
The Dodge WC series was the army's 1/2 ton truck. (later it was upsized to 3/4 ton) There were over 30 different models that could handle most any job. Command car, telephone truck, ambulance, pick-up truck, and much more were offered. This example is an open cab 1/2 ton pick-up. Powered by a 230 CI inline 6 with a 4 speed transmission, this 4x4 was a workhorse!
M5A1 Stuart tank, B5
Another fine Stuart tank. This one is B5.