The Preserved Military Vehicle Registry Project (PMVRP) aims to register all preserved military vehicles in one database, for two main reasons:
- Provide information about the history and status of surviving military vehicles, so that the vehicles can be tracked and their history is not forgotton.
- Allow military vehicle enthusiasts to easily find information about specific vehicles they are interested in.
The project will initially focus on World War II vehicles, since this is the area which attracts most interest, but will in time cover other time periods as well.
Information will be stored based on each physical vehicle, rather than the museum or country it is located at. The vehicle might change ownership, but the existance of the vehicle as an entity will remain the same, and thus double registrations are prevented.
The forum is meant for information, and the discussion of such information, about military vehicles only. Thus, any discussion about matters not pertaining to a particular vehicle should be kept out of the vehicle entries.
A special note on vehicles still left in nature or in private collections
Some people have been known to steal (and sometimes scrap) vehicles which are not locked up in a museum or private collection. Therefore, posting the exact location of such vehicles or the address of private collectors is not allowed. The location must, for such vehicles, be limited to the region/state and country of the vehicle.
The index threads will be administrated by the staff, who will update the threads with active links. When you have added an entry, or a vehicle has been moved, please post a message in the index thread(s) affected.
Instructions for staff: In the off chance that two people edit the thread at the same time, it is a good idea to save the contents of the thread as a text document on your computer for a day or two.
Vehicle profile template
Please use the template below when starting a new vehicle entry (thread), to ensure consistency. Simply replace the information between the asteriskes with the applicable information.
Title*Vehicle id* - *Vehicle type* - *Museum name*
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*Vehicle name (preferably official and including subversion)*
*Physical condition of the vehicle, e.g. to which extent the parts are original, degree of rust, paint job quality and other factors in the appearance of the vehicle*.
*Background information about the specific vehicle, e.g. the unit it belonged to, where it was captured, battle damage, etc.*.
<[url]*Link to specific photograph or webpage with photographs*[/url]>
*Description of photograph (if specific photograph) or number of interior and exterior photographs (if webpage with photographs)*.
Note, that the vehicle id will be added by the staff, efter the vehicle has been added to the database, and should therefore not be added manually by anyone but staff members.
This is the current draft for evaluation of the vehicles' condition. The evaluation should be explained whenever possible, but it can serve as a guide to get a quick estimate of a vehicle's condition.
- Extremely good No damages or post-use alterations. Full interior. In running condition.
- Very good No significant damages, but may have minor combat damages or post-use alterations. Full interior. May be in running condition.
- Good All parts are intact (except for combat damages), but may show some decay or post-war alterations. Full interior. Unlikely to be in running condition.
- Reasonable Most parts are intact, but decay is visible or vehicle has major post-use alterations. Parts of interior missing. Not in running condition.
- Poor No major structural damages, but decay is clearly visible. Parts of or entire interior missing.
- Very poor Significant structural damages. Parts of or entire interior missing.
- Extremely poor Large parts of the vehicle are missing. Parts of or entire interior missing.