​Then They Made a Model of My Ambulance......


preserving the past...for the future

Museum Quality Preservation and Restorations

- 20 years Flight Test R&D Experience
- 25 years Aircraft Mechanic – FAA Airframe &

   Powerplant License
- Aircraft Mechanical Design Engineer
- Wichita State University CAD Design Lab  
- Federal Firearms Curio and Relics License

My Profile

FIRST PLACE - BEST VEHICLE DISPLAY 2015 

 

THE MILITARY VEHICLE PRESERVATION ASSOCIATION (MVPA) HELD IT'S ANNUAL NATIONAL CONVENTION IN TOPEKA KANSAS. 


MY WW1 M1917 AMBULANCE WAS A MAJOR HIT AND STIRRED AN AMAZING AMOUNT OF ATTENTION FROM FANS AND MILITARY VEHICLE ENTHUSIASTS


​IT WAS AN HONOR TO WIN MY FIRST NATIONAL COMPETITION.


​D.L. O'NEAL

MORE TO COME

THIRD PLACE - HAGERTY'S YOUTH 2015 

 

MY VEHICLE WON A SECOND TROPHY AT THE MILITARY VEHICLE PRESERVATION ASSOCIATION (MVPA) HELD IT'S ANNUAL NATIONAL CONVENTION IN TOPEKA KANSAS. 


​D.L. O'NEAL



RPM MODELS CREATES MODEL OF MY M1917 AMBULANCE

 

A model making company in Europe (RPM) asked permission to make a model of my Ambulance SSU 502. The model is produced in 1/48  and 1/72 scales. I gave them permission and authorization to use pictures from my website. The models of my WW1 Ambulance are now sold all over the world!


​D.L. O'NEAL



I acquired my first artifact  when I was 16 years old. It was a 37 mm tank round from WW1 dated 1917. 


40 years later I am still an avid student of the Great War....and still collecting WW1 artifacts.


Based on my mechanical  and engineering back ground I have a different slant on my findings from WW1. My interests lay in the mechanical development and escalation of the  weapons, machines and tactics of the armies engaged in the brutal world war.

Awards & Recognition