Safety First

Safety should be of highest priority when performing any maintenance or activity. We are not responsible for any damages and/or injuries. Use the information on our website at your own risk. If you are unsure about a task leave that task to a qualified expert.
PowerPoint Guides

The links below go to PowerPoint presentations on performing selected maintenance tasks on your military vehicles. It is recommended that you right-click on the links and choose "save as" to save the presentation to your computer before opening it. You will need PowerPoint application or viewer to see them.

Tips & Manuals

The links below go to PDF files of military technical manuals and maintenance guides that, hopefully, will be helpful in your work with military vehicles. You will need Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat to view them. You may right-click on the links to save the presentations to your computer.
Army Motors

Presented below are World War II issues of "Army Motors" magazine that, hopefully, will be useful for your vehicle restoration and maintenance work. They are PDF files, and you will need Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat to view them. It is recommended that you right-click and save the files to your computer before opening them.

Army Motors Supplement Indexes provide a quick way of locating vehicle or equipment-specific articles in the Army Motors Issues. Please check them out first.

Supplement Index

Army Motors

PS Magazine

PS Magazine succeeded Army Motors starting in 1951. You can view all issues of PS Magazine, from 1951 until 1971, online at Virginia Commonwealth University. You can also read about the history of PS Magazine in this article from Military Officer magazine.


About Army Motors

Army Motors was the forerunner of PS Magazine, the Army's publication on preventive maintenance and care of military vehicles, which is published monthly and contains plenty of tips and tricks.

Army Motors Format

The issues of Army Motors magazine were originally black and white and came in 8" x 10.5 " format. In July 1944, the format of the magazine changed to 6" x 8" and continued in this smaller size, along with the larger 8" x 10.5" format until 1945. PS Magazine, the successor to Army Motors, was introduced in 1951 and printed in 5" x 7" format. Today's PS Magazine is still published in the same size. Unlike Army Motors, PS Magazine includes maintenance information for all sorts of equipment, such as weapons, tents, and other kit, not just information on vehicles.

Army Motors Facts

  • Only 400 copies of the very first "Army Motors" were ever produced.
  • Color front covers were introduced in March 1941.
  • The first cartoon centerfold appeared in the March 1944 edition.
  • Most issues of "Army Motors" have 36 pages.
  • Most issues in 1940 and 1941 focused on new vehicles and driver training, not maintenance.