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Today in WW II: 23 Sep 1940 After just seven weeks of development, American Bantam delivers the first prototype jeep to Camp Holabird, MD.   

Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 G506 Series

The Chevrolet G506 series of 1 1/2 ton 4x4 closed cab trucks were built by Chevrolet in large numbers during World War II.

All of the G506 series trucks were powered by the Chevrolet 235 cu. in. 83 hp. six cyl. engine mated to a four speed transmission and two speed transfer case. It had a wheelbase of 145 inches.

Click on the photo link to go to the page of photos and information for the specific truck in the Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 G506 Series.

Vehicle Description Photo Link
G7103 Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Cab & Chassis (G7103) Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Cab & Chassis (G7103)
G7105 Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Panel Truck G7105 Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Panel Truck
G7106
G7116
Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Cargo Dump Truck G7106 G7116 Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Cargo Dump Truck
G7107
G7117
Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Cargo Truck (G7107 and G7117) Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Cargo Truck (G7107 and G7117)
G7113 Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Truck Tractor (G7113) Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Truck Tractor (G7113)
G7127 Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 LWB Cargo Truck G7127 Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 LWB Cargo Truck
G7128 Chevrolet M6 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Bomb Service Truck G7128 Chevrolet M6 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Bomb Service Truck
G7163 Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Earth Auger Truck G7163 Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Earth Auger Truck
G7173 Chevrolet Truck, Telephone Construction & Maintenance, 1 1/2 Ton, 4x4, K-43 G7173 Chevrolet Truck, Telephone Construction & Maintenance, 1 1/2 Ton, 4x4, K-43 (G7173)

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A Marine convoy is assembled with its armed escorts and communications van just outside the city limits of Tientsin, China, along the Tientsin-Pezping highway, July 1946.  Lead vehicle appears to be Chevrolet 1 1/2-ton 4x4 Panel Truck (G7105), followed by a jeep and other vehicles.
Truck, Chevrolet, 1 1/2 ton 4x4, dump body, Holabird Quartermaster Depot, Baltimore, MD, circa 1940.
Army vehicles parked on Pier X, Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation, Newport News, VA, 25 February 1943.  Vehicles include K-51 1 1/2 ton SCR-299 Radio truck (Chevrolet G7105); 5-passenger light sedans; 6x6, 2 1/2-ton trucks; Chevrolet 1 1/2-ton, 4x4 trucks; 3/4-ton weapon carriers; and Bucyrus-Erie crawler crane,
Jeeps, Dodge WC 3/4 ton command cars, Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton trucks, 2 1/2 ton trucks, at Quartermaster Depot G-50, Taunton, Devonshire, England during WWII.
CO conducts inspection of motor vehicles and personnel during WW II.  Vehicles appear to be Chevrolet 1 1/2-ton 4x4 cargo trucks plus jeeps in the far end of the line.
Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Cargo Truck (G7107, no winch), part of the G506 series of closed cab trucks built by Chevrolet in large numbers during World War II. The G7107 is the basic cargo truck of the G506 series, with a standard 9 foot bed, produced with cargo beds made of both wood and metal.

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