Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Tanks and AFVs (2) Alberta, 3 CDSB Edmonton, Soft Skinned Vehicles (SSV)

Soft Skinned Vehicles on display at

3 Canadian Division Support Base Edmonton

Data current to 1 May 2020.

The data found on this page has been compiled by the author.  Photos are by the author unless otherwise credited.  Any additions, correctons or amendments to this list of Armoured Fighting Vehicles in Canada would be most welcome. 

If you have information and photographs of military vehicles missing from this list that you are willing to share, updates would be most welcome and may be e-mailed to the author at hskaarup@rogers.com.

Artillery, Tanks and Armoured Fighting Vehicles are listed on separate pages on this website.

 (DND Photo)

M-26A1 Mighty Mouse Tank Recovery Vehicle in Germany.  During the Second World War US Army determined that it had a gap in its ability to recover and haul the increasingly heavy Tanks being brought into service.  They contracted Pacific Car and Foundry Co. of Seattle, Washington, to produce a heavy truck more capable than the M20 Diamond T that was in service until then.  In the end the US Army procured 48 M26/M26A1’s and Canada procured 3 M26A1’s to recover and haul our 54-ton Centurion Tanks.  The US called them "Dragon Wagons", but in Canada they were referred to as the “Mighty Mouse” due to their ability to recover and haul tanks much larger and heavier than the truck was.  RCEME crews were able to attach a heavy haul trailer, similar to what is now in use with the “Tru-Hitch” recovery trailer, but with two 30-ton winches, capable of a combined 60-ton one to one extraction.  Two of these Might Mouse M26A1 trucks were employed in Western Command in Calgary in the 1950s, with the third one used at the RCEME School for training.  These were primarily used by the 53rd Light Aid Detachment, which was attached to Lord Strathcona’s Horse Regiment.  (Tony Beresford)

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4235914)

LdSH (RC) M38 A1 CAN3 2¼ -ton 4 X 4 Jeep on patrol in Cyprus. 

 (Anthony Sewards Photo)

Canadian Military Pattern Chevrolet CGT Field Artillery Tractor (FAT), (4x4, 101-inch wheelbase) with Limber.  LdSH secure compound, Historical vehicle Troop.

 (Anthony Sewards Photo)

Canadian Military Pattern Ford F15A (4X4, 101-inch wheelbase, 15 cwt), awaiting restoration.  South Alberta Light Horse (B Sqn).

 (Anthony Sewards Photo)

M37 Dodge 3/4-ton truck.

 (Anthony Sewards Photo)

M816 5-ton Wrecker, Edmonton Garrison.  

Military Component Canadian Delegation to the International Control Commission in South Viet Nam with ICCS Willys Jeep, ca 1973.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4234550)

 (Anthony Sewards Photo)

Willys 2¼ -ton 4 X 4 Signals Jeep, 1 CMBG Headquarters.

Canadian Provost Corps mounted in a Willys Jeep on UN duty in Egypt.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4234422)

 (Anthony Sewards Photo)

CJ-7 Jeep, awaiting restoration.  South Alberta Light Horse (B Sqn), CFB Edmonton.

 (Author Photos)

Caterpillar D7 Bulldozer mounted on a section of Bailey Bridge, RCE Bldg.

Jack Cross Collection, Fort McMurray

 (Photos courtesy of Janice Bull)

M816 5 Ton 6X6 Wrecker.  Jack Cross Collection, Fort McMurray.

 (Photo courtesy of Janice Bull)

M151A2 1/4-ton, 4 X 4 Jeep (G838), Museum Park, Jack Cross Collection, Fort McMurray

St. Albert, Reg Hodgson Collection

 (Anthony Sewards Photos)

Jeeps.

 (Anthony Sewards Photo)

GPA amphibious jeep.

 (Anthony Sewards)

DUKW.

 (Anthony Sewards Photo)

CMP trucks.

 (Anthony Sewards Photo)

Deuce-and-a-half truck.

 (Anthony Sewards Photo)

Staff Car.