Dodge was the sole provider of 1/2-ton trucks for the US Army during WWII, producing some 14,000 vehicles by war's end. Dodge altered the basic commercial chassis for military use, giving it, among other things, four-wheel drive. There was the option for an open cab (as with the command, reconnaissance, radio and weapons carriers) or a fixed bodywork (as evinced with the ambulance and signal corps truck. The Dodge was a sturdy vehicle manufactured in large numbers, many of which were shipped to the United Kingdom and USSR under the Lend-Lease Agreements. Interestingly, the Russians were less impressed with the tanks supplied by the Americans and British, but very grateful for the jeeps and lorries supplied, using them for many years after the end of the war.
Pictured here is a Dodge Signal Corps truck painted in the US Army's traditional olive drab color scheme. Sold Out!
Length: 3 inches
Width: 2 inches