For people, military vehicles are the coolest vehicles ever. But unfortunately, you will probably never get a chance to try what it feels like to drive one of them (unless you are a soldier of course). So in the name of dreaming, we – at least – have come up with a list of some of the most impressive military vehicles ever made. From amphibious off-roads used by Nazi Germans to a French canon scooter, check out these 25 Mind-blowing military vehicles you wish you could drive.
Desert Patrol Vehicle
Formerly known as the Fast Attack Vehicle, the Desert Patrol Vehicle is a high-speed, lightly armored sandrail-like vehicle. Capable of a maximum speed of over 60 mph (almost 100 km/h), it first served in combat during the Gulf War in 1991 and it was used extensively during Operation Desert Storm.
Warrior Tracked Armored Vehicle
Made in the UK, the Warrior Tracked Armored Vehicle is a 25-ton infantry fighting vehicle. FV510 is the most popular and widely used model of the tank with almost 800 individual vehicles built. Over 250 tanks of this model have been modified for desert warfare and sold to the Kuwaiti Army.
Translated as the “Swimming Car”, Volkswagen Schwimmwagen is an amphibious four-wheel drive off-roader, used extensively by the German Wehrmacht and the Waffen-SS during the WWII. The Type 166 is the most numerous and mass-produced amphibious car in history.
Manufactured from 1941 to 1945, the Willys MB is a small four-wheel drive utility vehicle, considered the iconic WWII Jeep. With a maximum speed of up to 65 mph (105 km/h) and an operational range of 300 miles (almost 500 km), this legendary vehicle was used by several countries in WWII, including the US, UK, France and the Soviet Union.
Produced in former Czechoslovakia from 1967 to 1982, Tatra 813 is a heavy army truck powered by a V12 engine. Its successor, Tatra 815, has been produced up to the present and it has been used all over the world for both military as well as civilian purposes. Czech truck racer Karel Loprais has won the Dakar Rally (the world´most grueling race) sixth times with this vehicle.