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Military Light Trucks
Military light trucks (larger than a jeep but less than 2 1/2 ton rated capacity) are employed for every type of tactical and support mission. This chart includes many of the light trucks utilized by the U.S. military was well as a few from other countries.
Truck, 3/4 ton, 4x4 Dodge w/o winch (WC-51), France, 1944.
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Chart of Military Light Trucks
In this chart of military light trucks, click on the photo link to go to the page of photos and information for the specific truck.
Before World War II
Click to see the rest of this panoramic photo of more than 20 White
Standard Class "A" Trucks used by the U.S. Army during World
War I. Photo from the National Archives, 1917-1918.
Packard 1 1/2 Ton truck
Photo: From the Eisenhower collection, taken during the 1919 Transcontinental Motor Convoy.
Dodge Trucks from before WW II used by US Army
Ford Trucks from before WW II used by US Army
Chevrolet Trucks from before WW II used by US Army
World War II Era
to VC-6 Truck, 1/2 ton, 4x4, Dodge VC series (G505)
Family of half ton Dodge trucks produced in 1940. Includes vehicles with pickup, panel, carryall, ambulance and command car body types.
to WC-50 Truck, 1/2 ton, 4x4, Dodge WC series (G505)
Family of half ton Dodge trucks produced in 1941-1942. Includes vehicles with pickup, panel, carryall, ambulance and command car body types.
to WC-61 & WC-64 Truck, 3/4 ton, 4x4, Dodge WC series (G502)
Family of 3/4 ton Dodge trucks produced in 1942-1945. Includes vehicles with pickup, panel, carryall, ambulance and command car body types.
WC-63 Truck, Cargo, 1 1/2 ton, 6x6 Dodge (G507)
Identical trucks except WC-62 is w/o winch while WC-63 is w/winch
Truck, 1 1/2 ton, 4x4, Cargo GMC
Scan: Courtesy of Richard Notton from
Bart Vanderveen's "Observer's Fighting Vehicle Directory, WW II"
Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Trucks (G506)
Many body styles including Cargo, Panel, Tractor, Dump, and Telephone Maintenance.
Truck, 1 1/2 ton, 4x4 (Ford "Burma Jeep")
Truck, 1/2 ton, 4x4. (International Harvester)
Truck, 1 ton, 4x4. USMC and Navy (International Harvester M-2-4)
Truck, 1 1/2 ton, 4x4. USMC and Navy (International Harvester M-3-4)
Truck, 1 1/2 ton, 6x6. USMC and Navy (International Harvester M-3-6). Stretched variant of the M-2-4 with two rear axles, making it a 6x6. Only a very small number of M-3-6 trucks were manufactured.
Post World War II
M-37B1 Truck, Cargo, 3/4 ton, 4x4 Dodge (G-741)
Truck, Ambulance, 3/4 ton, 4x4 Dodge (G-741)
Variant of M-37 See
Willys Forward Control Military Trucks
M-676, M-677, M-678, M-679
Truck, Cargo, 1 1/4 ton, 6x6 "Gama Goat"
Cargo Truck, M601 one-ton 4x4 Special Power Wagon
Late 1950s modified civilian Dodge Power Wagon, Export only TM9-8854 Operation, 1 ton Special Power Wagon Truck TM9-8855 Ordnance Maintenance, Cargo Truck M601 (modified M37)
Ambulance body version of M-601.
Truck, Ambulance, 1 1/4 ton, 6x6 "Gama Goat"
Truck, Cargo, 1 1/4 ton, 4x4 "five-quarter" (G-890) Kaiser
Truck, Ambulance, 1 1/4 ton, 4x4 "five-quarter" (G-890) by Kaiser Jeep.
Truck, Maintenance, 1 1/4 Ton, 4x4, Telephone, W/Winch, M-726 by Kaiser Jeep.
Two families of
Commercial Utility Cargo Vehicles (CUCV): M880/M88x/M89x Dodge M1008/M1009/M10xx Chevrolet
Commercial Utility Cargo Vehicle II (CUCV II)
Light Service Support Vehicle (LSSV)
Truck, Cargo, 1 1/4 ton, 4x4
High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) "hum-vee" Many variants.
Truck, Ambulance, 1 1/4 ton, 4x4
High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) Ambulance body, M997 and other variants. See
Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV)
Family of vehicles to replace the HMMWV.
USMC Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon 290 Interim Fast Attack Vehicle
Other than U.S. Vehicles
British Land Rover. Many variants used by many countries
F15 Polsten. By Ford - Canada with standard British Army 20mm gun. Very rare.
1940 Morris Commercial, 4 x 2 PU, 8cwt wireless truck.
Developed in the 1950s for Japan's military and other nations including
U.S. Very similar to M-37.
Photo: Courtesy Steve, Owens Export Service
Military versions of the Toyota Landcruiser are in use all over the world, particularly in Asia and Australia. Many variants.
Unimog. German workhorse military truck, used all over the world. German name: UNIversal-MOtor-Gerät, (universal motor equipment). Engines from 80-110hp. Many variants.
Mercedes-Benz Geländewagen G-Class G-Wagen
le.gl.LKW 1 to (6x4), Krupp L2H43 / L2H143
Light off-road truck, 1 metric ton payload Thanks to Andreas Mehlhorn for correct ID