Trucks join the army

Trucks join the army

The first half of the 1940s was, of course, dominated by World War II. Volvo's production of vehicles for the private sector fell sharply, but sales of advanced cross country vehicles to the Swedish Army more than made up for the absence of private customers.

 

The experience of developing cross-country military vehicles would prove to be of great long-term benefit in the design and production of other forms of rough terrain vehicles that would be used in areas such as construction. During the late 1940s, production of old-fashioned pre-war vehicles increased dramatically.

Now put on your helmet and read more about the Volvo trucks of the '40s.