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M1918 light repair truck

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Dodge M1918 light repair truck
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Overview
ManufacturerDodge
Production1,012
AssemblyDodge Factory, Hamtramck, MI
Body and chassis
ClassAA
Body stylepickup truck
Layout9017
Powertrain
EngineGasoline, L-head, 24 hp. 4-cylinder with magneto ignition and hand-cranked starter.
Transmission3 speed
Dimensions
Wheelbase4×2
Length157 in.
Width72 in.
Height78 in.
Curb weight1/2 ton

The Dodge M1918 light repair truck (G10) was an open cab pickup used to carry tools for emergency repair of vehicles. It was used by the U.S. Army during and after World War I.

Specifications

The truck consists of a small steel body, built by Insley Manufacturing Co. mounted on a Dodge commercial car chassis. It carries chests containing carpenter's and mechanic's tools, supplies, and lubricants for emergency repair. It was issued to heavy motorized regiments, machine-gun battalions, mobile ordnance repair shops, Ammunition trains, etc.[1] this was the first example of what the modern army calls a contact truck.

Surviving Examples

See also

References

  1. ^ Handbook of Ordnance Data 1918 page 372
  • Handbook of Ordnance Data 1918
  • Service handbook of the 155-mm howitzer matériel, model of 1918 (Schneider) page 109-111
  • America's Munitions 1917–1918 (1919)

External links

  • "museum". Archived from the original on 2004-10-11. Retrieved 2015-11-09.
  • "America's Munitions 1917-1918 : United States War Dept : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive". archive.org. Retrieved 2015-11-09.
  • United States. Army. Ordnance Dept; Wade, H.T. (1919). Handbook of Ordnance Data. U.S. Government Printing Office. Retrieved 2015-11-09.
  • United States. Army. Ordnance Dept (1920). Service Handbook of the 155-mm Howitzer Matériel, Model of 1918 (Schneider): Motorized with Instructions for Its Care. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 110. Retrieved 2015-11-09.
  • "The Fort MacArthur Museum Association: 1918 Dodge Brothers Light Repair Truck". ftmac.org. Retrieved 2015-11-09.
  • "Early Dodge Military Trucks". olive-drab.com. Retrieved 2015-11-09.
  • https://books.google.com/books?id=JM5BAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA65&dq=the+steering+wheel++motor+transport+corps&ei=ZXhfSu2XJIz-lQTd7sDHBg page 61 para. 261
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