History

ILTIS

The Volkswagen Iltis (“Polecat” in German) light utility vehicle was initially produced for the German Army.  This light but unarmored vehicle replaced the 1/4 ton SMPs (Jeeps) in the Canadian Armed Forces. Approximately 2,500 Iltis were produced under license in Canada by Bombardier in ambulance, line layer, reconnaissance, TOW anti-tank missile, military police and utility …

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M37 CDN 3/4 TON TRUCK

After World War II, Canada transitioned to American Standard Military Pattern (SMP) vehicles, many of which were manufactured in Canada.  The M37 3/4 ton family replaced 15cwt trucks like the C15A. The truck on display is one of over 4,500 Canadian versions that were produced by Chrysler Canada between 1951 and 1955.  The Canadian variant …

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C15A 15 CWT TRUCK

Canadian Military Pattern (CMP) General Service trucks were among the workhorses of the Canadian Army during WWII.  It was able to carry 15 hundredweight (approx. ¾ ton) of personnel or cargo.  Ford and Chevrolet both produced this type of vehicle during the war.  Each company used their own engine, transmission and axle assemblies, but the …

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