World War II Military Vehicles: Meillerwagen

9781156655597: World War II Military Vehicles: Meillerwagen

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 40. Chapters: Armoured fighting vehicles of World War II, Soft-skinned vehicles, Technical, Renault UE Chenillette, Meillerwagen, List of armoured fighting vehicles of World War II, Lorraine 37L, Dodge WC series, DUKW, Humber Super Snipe, Harley-Davidson WLA, Thornycroft Antar, Morris C8, Chenowth Advanced Light Strike Vehicle, GMC CCKW, Chevrolet G506 trucks, Landwasserschlepper, BMW R75, Austin K2, Spider Light Strike Vehicle, AEC Matador, Tilly, Rhino tank, K-50 truck, Bedford QLD, List of prototype World War II combat vehicles, Scammell Pioneer, CMP FAT, Queen Mary trailer, Nuffield Gutty, Austin K5, Su-Ki, Ford Fordor, War and Peace show, Nuffield Guppy, Field Artillery Tractor. Excerpt: The Renault UE Chenillette was a light tracked armoured carrier and prime mover produced by France between 1932 and 1940. In 1930 the French Infantry decided to develop a light armoured vehicle able to tow and supply small cannon and mortars. In 1931 the Renault company was given the contract for production of its Renault UE, combined with the Renault UK trailer. In 1937, from a number of competitors, the Renault UE2 was chosen as an improved type for large-scale production. Of both types combined over five thousand were built, including licence production in Romania, and they were part of the standard equipment of all French infantry divisions. Most Renault UE vehicles in French service were unarmed; those in 1940 captured by Germany were used for a variety of purposes, including being armed with machine-guns, antitank-guns and rocket artillery. Since 1922 it had been the policy of the French Infantry to mechanise as many units as possible. Budgetary restraints made it unrealistic to fully equip them with armoured personnel carriers; but the mass production of smaller armoured vehicles in the roles of munition and supply carrier and weapon ...

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