Remembering 6 Key WWI Vehicles For Veterans Day

The experts at Haynes repair manuals have identified the most significant vehicles of The War to End All Wars.
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    We commonly remember crucial vehicles like the Army Jeep and the Higgins Boat landing craft from World War II, but the experts at Haynes repair manuals compiled a list reminding us of the six critical vehicles that emerged from World War I. These are their six choices:

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    Renault FT Light Tank, one of 3,000 that saw service. (Image source: U.S. Army Center of Military History)

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    Ford Model T trucks like the prison truck saw widespread use in World War I (Image souce: Ford)

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    This Harley-Davidson WLA sidecar was the first American vehicle to enter Germany following the Armistice. (Image source: Harley-Davidson)

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    The Sopwith Camel biplane was a key Allied weapon for WWI. (Image source: BAE Systems)

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    The British Army modified Rolls-Royce cars into armored vehicles. (Image source: Rolls-Royce)

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    Liberty Trucks like this Packard 1.5-ton truck were critical for moving soldiers and materials during WWI. (Image source: Eisenhower Presidential Library)

Dan Carney is a Design News senior editor, covering automotive technology, engineering and design, especially emerging electric vehicle and autonomous technologies.

 

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