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Ford GTB
G-622 Ford GTB, Cargo, Low Silhouette, USMC 166487 pic2.JPG
G-622 Ford GTB, Cargo, Low Silhouette, USMC #166487
Overview
ManufacturerFord Motor Company
Model years1943-1945
Body and chassis
Body style2-door truck
2-door Wrecker
2-door Explosives transsporter
Powertrain
EngineFord G8T Flathead 6 cylinder Straight 6
Transmission3-speed manual
Dimensions
Wheelbasevaries by model
Lengthvaries by model
Widthvaries by model
Heightvaries by model
Curb weightvaries by model

The Ford GTB, commonly called the Burma Jeep, was a 1​12-ton 4x4 truck produced during WWII by Ford and was used primarily by the United States Military, primarily the US Navy and Marine Corps. The GTB was used primarily in the Pacific Theater during World War II, with many being used on the "Burma Road".[1][2][3]

The GTB's Ordinance Standard nomenclature number was G-622.

Variants

Ford produced over 15,000 of these low silhouette, short, and maneuverable GTB's in five models, with all except the GTBS had dual rear wheels[4]:

Cab of Ford GTB, Cargo, Low Silhouette
Cab of Ford GTB, Cargo, Low Silhouette
Ford GTB Low Silhouette Cargo U.S.N. #101471
Ford GTB Low Silhouette Cargo U.S.N. #101471
  • GTB truck, Cargo, the basic version with a troop/cargo carrying bed equipped with side mounted folding bench seats,
  • GTBA truck, (US Navy) All navy versions were produced in "Ocean Grey"
  • GTBB truck, Wrecker, (Rare, only 50 produced)
  • GTBS truck, Bomb Service with crane (US Navy)
  • GTBC truck, Bomb Service with crane (USN, improved)

Operators

 United States

Notes

General references

  • TM 10-1435 Maintenance Manual for Ford GTB (G622) 1 1⁄2-ton 4×4 truck , August 20, 1942 edition. 181 pages.
  • TM 10-1434 Illustrated Parts for Ford 1 1⁄2-ton 4×4 truck , July 1942

See also

External links

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