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Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Panel Truck (G7105)

The Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Panel Truck (G7105) was part of the G506 series of 1 1/2 ton closed cab trucks built by Chevrolet in large numbers during World War II. The G7105 looks like a Dodge WC panel or carryall truck from the G505 series. However, it has the higher carrying capacity and dual rear wheels. When used by the Signal Corps as a radio truck, it is designated the K-51.

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.

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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.
G7105 Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Panel Truck truck and Ben-Hur trailer housing SCR-299 radioset, North Africa, circa 1942.  The SCR-299, originally conceived as a radiotelephone good for '100 miles in motion,' proved to have surprisingly long ranges, in the hundreds and thousands of miles when used in radiotelegraph operation on sky waves radiated from the usual whip antenna or from a directional antenna array which could be set up quickly in any more or less fixed situation.  In Oran, Algeria, an SCR-299 maintained contact over the long distance to England,with little atmospheric interruption.
SCR-299 radio set in operation. 1942.  Vehicle appears to be a G7105 Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Panel Truck, called K-51 for Signal Corps use.
G7105 Chevrolet 145-inch wheelbase, 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Panel Truck, Holabird Quartermaster Depot, 1941.
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,
G7105 Chevrolet 145-inch wheelbase, 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Panel Truck, Holabird Quartermaster Depot, 1941.

Chevrolet G7105 or K-51 Photo Gallery

Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Panel Truck (G7105)
Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Panel Truck (G7105).

Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Panel Truck (G7105)
Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Panel Truck (G7105).

Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Panel Trucks, equipped as Signal Corps K-51 Radio Trucks, with K-52 1-ton Ben Hur trailers, parked on Pier X, Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation, Newport News, VA, 25 February 1943
Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Panel Trucks, equipped as Signal Corps K-51 Radio Trucks, with K-52 1-ton Ben Hur trailers, parked on Pier X, Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation, Newport News, VA, 25 February 1943.

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