Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Tanks and AFVs (5) Ontario, 4 CDSB Petawawa, Soft Skinned Vehicles (SSV)

 

Soft Skinned Vehicles on display at

4 Canadian Division Support Base Petawawa

Data current to 30 July 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.

4th Canadian Division Support Base (4 CDSB) Petawawa was founded in 1905 as Camp Petawawa.  The base provides support services to meet or exceed the requirements of the Units that exist on Garrison Petawawa.  The Garrison is home to 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (2 CMBG), the Canadian Special Operations Regiment, 1st Canadian Field Hospital, 450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron , 427 Special Operations Aviation Squadron and a multitude of other Units. 

Diagram 1 of 2, showing the locations of Military kit on display at 4 CDSB Petawawa.

Diagram 2 of 2, showing the locations of Military kit on display at 4 CDSB Petawawa.

2 Service Battalion

 (Author Photos, 11 Oct 2019)

Heavy Logistics Vehicle Wheeled (HLVW) UTDC 24M32 (Steyr 1491 Percheron truck).  

The HLVW or Heavy Logistics Vehicle Wheeled and its variants in service with the Canadian Forces was produced by Canadian Urban Transportation Development Corporation company as the UTDC 24M32.  It a license-produced Austrian Steyr 1491 Percheron, however it has a number of Canadian modifications.  The HLVW entered service in 1990 after a protracted selection process.  Over 1 200 of these military trucks were built.  During their service life these trucks made their name for durability.  This vehicle is used to support a wide variety of missions.  It has a payload capacity of 10 to 16 tonnes, depending on the variant.  It can also tow trailer with a maximum load of 15 t.  The HLVW can tow 35 mm anti-aircraft guns, both carrying crew and ammunition.  This truck can be fitted with extensive add-on armor protection.  A number of these vehicles were used during peacekeeping missions.  The HLVW truck is powered by a Steyr turbocharged diesel engine, developing 310 hp. Vehicle can operate in 6x6 and 6x4 drive, making it more suitable for both highway and field use.  It is fitted with cold weather starting equipment, which allows starting at -40°C.  Variants of the HLVW include cargo carriers, wrecker, tractors, bridge transporter, mobile repair shop, refuelers and water tanker, palletized load system, drone launcher and recovery vehicle.

M809 5-ton Cargo Truck, 6X6.

4 CDSG Signal Squadron

Chevrolet 5/4-ton light truck, CRTTZ.

EME Maintenance

 (Author Photos, 11 Oct 2019)

M543 5-ton Wrecker, CFR 63-02904.

Garrison Petawawa Museum and the Canadian Airborne Forces Museum

M220 CDN Shop Van, 2-1/2-ton 6X6.  33Z.

M543 Recovery Vehicle, 5-ton 6X6.

M113 CDN Kitchen Truck, 2-1/2-ton 6X6.

M217 CDN Fuel Bowser, 2-1/2-ton 6X6.

M211 CDN Dump Truck, 2-1/2-ton 6X6.

 (Author Photos)

Ford FGT Field Artillery Tractor (FAT), (4x4, 101.25-inch wheelbase).  Currently being restored by the Ontario Regiment Museum, Oshawa, Ontario.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3195690)

Ford FGT Field Artillery Tractor (FAT), (4x4, 101.25-inch wheelbase), March 1941.

 (IWM Photo, 20971)

Morris-Commercial C8 'Quad' artillery tractor and 25-pounder field gun crossing a pontoon bridge at Slaght Bridge in Antrim, Northern Ireland, 26 June 1942.

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3230150)

Chevrolet C30 truck, 60-cwt swb, late model with the round hatch, with a Canadian Army GPA amphibious jeep, P.5219935, Germany, ca 1944-45.  The “P” prefix for the British War Department Census Number is for Amphibious Vehicles.

 (Author Photos, 2 Sep 2011)

 (Author Photos, 11 Oct 2019)

Chevrolet, General Motors C8A Heavy Utility Truck (4x4, 101-inch wheelbase, 8 cwt), 4 CDSB Petawawa Military Museum, Ontario.

(NBMHM Photo)

Canadian Military Pattern (CMP) truck, overseas, Command Post (CP), ca 1944.

Image may contain: outdoor, possible text that says '13 M BIGMOUTH CREEK' (NBMHM Photo)

Chevrolet C30 (4x4, 134-inch wheelbase, 30 cwt) with Type 12 cab, Bigmouth Creek, British Columba, ca 1944.

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3356798)

FWD SU-COE artillery tractor towing a crated 3.7-inch HAA gun, 1944.

 (Author Photo, 2 Sep 2011)

 (Author Photos, 11 Oct 2019)

Dodge 3-ton Cargo Truck, ca 1950, 4 CDSB Petawawa, Military Museum, Ontario.

 (Author Photos, 11 Oct 2019)

Dodge M37 3/4-ton 4X4 truck.

 (Author Photo, 2 Sep 2011)

 (Author Photo, 11 Oct 2019)

M43 Dodge 3/4-ton ambulance, 1st Canadian Field Hospital, CFB Petawawa, Ontario.

 (Author Photos, 11 Oct 2019)

M43 Dodge 3/4-ton ambulance, CFB Petawawa Military Museum, Ontario.
 (Author Photo, 11 Oct 2019)
M38A1 1/4-ton Jeep.
 (Author Photo)
M38A1 1/4-ton Jeep with 106-mm Recoilless Rifle mounted, CFB Petawawa, Ontario, May 1974. 

 (Author Photos, 2 Sep 2019)

 (Author Photos, 11 Oct 2019)

Studebaker M29 Weasel, CFB Petawawa Military Museum.

 (Author Photos)

CFIO Snowmobile, CFB Petawawa Military Museum.

Snowmobile, SSF, CFB Petawawa Military Museum

Iltis ¼- ton Truck, Museum Park, No. 1 of 2.

 (Author Photo, 2 Sep 2011)

 (Author Photo, 11 Oct 2019)

Iltis ¼- ton Truck, Museum Park, No. 2 of 2.

2 MP Platoon

 (Author Photo, 2 Sep 2011)

 (Author Photos, 11 Oct 2019)

M38A1 1/4-ton Jeep & Trailer, 2 MP Platoon, CFB Petawawa, Ontario.

 (Author Photos, 2 Sep 2011)

 (Author Photo, 11 Oct 2019

Willys 4X4 Jeep rigged for para drop, CFB Petawawa Military Museum, Ontario.