The first armoured bulldozer was developed by the British during World War II. This was a conventional Caterpillar D8 bulldozer fitted with armour to protect the driver and the engine. The bulldozer was operated by the British 79th Armoured Division in support of armoured assaults.
The bulldozers were produced in preparation for the Battle of Normandy with the tasks of clearing the invasion beaches of obstacles and quickly making roads accessible by clearing rubble and filling in bomb craters. They continued to be used throughout the war, and were used by all of the Allied armies.
(Each model comes unpainted and may require some assembly)