Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   
Tanks and AFVs (7) New Brunswick, 5 CDSB Gagetown, NBMHM, Soft Skinned Vehicles (SSV)

Soft Skinned Vehicles (SSV),

New Brunswick Military History Museum,

5 Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown

Data current to 10 January 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 Soft Skinned Vehicles at 5 CDSG Gagetown 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

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M125 2-1/2 ton cargo truck with winch, CFR No. 56-54139, 7, one of two with the NBMHM, 5 CDSB Gagetown.  This is the second vehicle on the right on the right as you enter the base.

M125 2.5-ton cargo truck, Licence Plate 54688, NBMHM vehicle park, 5 CSDB Gagetown.

M135 2-1/2 ton Cargo Truck

The M135 is a 2-1/2 ton six-wheel cargo truck made by General Motors Corporation (GMC).  It is often referred to as a "Deuce-and-a-half".   This vehicle has a number of variations, the most common being the cargo version.  It could carry a dozen troops or a variety of equipment and supplies. The truck was powered by a GMC 270 gas engine. All Canadian models of the truck had a 5 speed hydromatic transmission with two high gears, two low gears and a reverse gear.  The M135 was one of the first automatic transmissions available at the time. A few models were equipped with a PTO (power take off) which powered a winch located on the front bumper.  The NBMHM has two in its collection.

M543 Wrecker, Recovery Truck, 5-ton 6X6, CFR No. 55-60293, 16.

M939 Bridging Truck, 5-ton 6X6, Model R-6602, NBMHM, 5 CDSB Gagetown.

M925 Stake Truck, 5-ton 6X6, NBMHM, 5 CDSB Gagetown.

M211 CDN Dump Truck, 5-ton 6X6, CFR No. 62-07093, NBMHM, 5 CDSB Gagetown.

M37 3.4-ton Truck, NBMHM.

M38A1 1/4-ton Jeep equipped with an M40 Recoilless Rifle, NBMHM.

M-151 Truck, Utility, 1.25-ton, 4 X 4 Jeep (G838), NBMHM.

Chevrolet 5/4-ton Truck, Licence No. 98084, 89C, NBMHM.

Iltis ¼- ton Truck, NBMHM.

Willys Jeep, CM4231625, private collector, Oromocto.

Willys Jeep, private collector, Oromocto.

Present Day SSV at 5 CDSB Gagetown

Navistar 7400 SFA 6x6 MILCOTS truck.

Light Support Vehicle Wheeled (LSVW) & Medium Logistic Vehicle Wheeled (MLVW).

Light Support Vehicle Wheeled (LSVW).

Heavy Logistics Vehicle Wheeled (HLVW) Cargo.

Heavy Engineer Support Vehicle (HESV) Western Star 6X6 Truck.