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
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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
VC-1 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.
WC-1 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.
WC-51 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.
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
Truck, Cargo, 3/4 ton, 4x4 Dodge (G-741) (Many variants.)
Truck, Ambulance, 3/4 ton, 4x4 Dodge (G-741) Variant of M-37
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)