The African Queen vehicles represent American and Allied honor, craftsmanship, and patriotism. A tribute to generations of service men and women, the African Queen vehicles have proudly served in major conflicts around the world.
The original African Queen Half-track, a meticulously conserved 1943 M16A2, served Allied Forces in the WWII European Theater, Korea, French Indochina and Africa. Now preserved as a benchmark historical vehicle and a tribute service personnel everywhere, it is the centerpiece of the African Queen Project’s historical preservation, honoring veterans and inspiring service, and V-STEM education mission.
The Dodge M37 3/4-ton 4×4 truck was Dodge’s follow-up to their successful Weapons Carrier (WC) Series from World War II. Introduced in 1951, it was used extensively by the United States armed forces during the Korean and Vietnam war and well Into the 1970s.
The restoration of the 1942 African Queen Jeep is the focus of our 2021 V-STEM Education program. In partnership with the Great Oaks Career Campus in Milford Ohio, the African Queen Project will be offering an intensive 12-week class on historic vehicle restoration and preservation for both service veterans reentering the workforce and vocational-tech students.
The Ferret Armoured Car is a fast and agile wheeled British armored reconnaissance vehicle. These have been In use by British commonwealth countries around the world from the early 1950’s up through the present day. The African Queen Ferret saw action in Egypt during the 1956 Suez Crisis