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Ford GTB 1 1/2 Ton Burma Jeep
The Ford GTB, called the "Burma Jeep," was produced during World War II and was used primarily by the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps in the Pacific. Its Ordnance standard nomenclature number was G-622.
The G-622 GTB vehicles were produced with and without a 10,000 pound Gar Wood or Braden front mounted winch. All models except the GTBS had dual rear wheels. The cab area was separated by the top of the engine cover and the folding passenger seat faced the driver. The open cab could be enclosed by raising the windshield and installing a canvas top. The cargo truck had troop seats and bows for a canvas cover.
The G-622 series trucks were powered by a Ford 6 cyl, 226 cid 90 hp gasoline engine, mated to a 4 speed transmission and 2 speed transfer case.
Ford GTB 1 1/2 Ton Burma Jeep (G-622)
The low silhouette, short and maneuverable GTB was produced by Ford from June 1942 through the end of WW II in five models collectively called G-622. Total production of G-622 1 1/2 ton vehicles was over 15,000 units, including these variants:
The G-622 GTB Burma Jeeps were used by all the services but primarily by U.S. Navy and USMC. Ford production records indicate that the paint color for the Ford GTB series of trucks was called "Ocean Gray" for all U.S. Navy contracts.
Manuals for the Ford GTB inlcude TM 10-1435, Operation and Maintenance, and TM 10-1434, Parts List.
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