4. M5 Stuart Light Tank
You probably didn’t know that Cadillac was a big name in military hardware production. In fact, they produced tanks and tank engines for decades after WWII ended. The war started in late 1941 when there was an attack on Pearl Harbor. The automotive industry immediately stopped producing passenger cars.
And they started producing military equipment, vehicles, weapons, planes and tanks. So, the Cadillac factory was responsible for tank production. They put Cadillac engines in military machines due to their big power and quality. During four years of war, Cadillac produced several tanks and light armored vehicles. They also produced components for aircraft.
However, their most famous product was the M5 Stuart Light Tank. It was a light armored vehicle that the U.S. forces used as well as many allied armies. Even long after the war, during the 60’s, Cadillac had several military contracts. Their engine division provided drivetrain components and engines for a variety of military vehicles.