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Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Truck Tractor (G7113)

The Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Truck Tractor (G7113) 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 G7113 was used to haul light, general purpose cargo trailers for specific tasks such as delivering ammunition, raations, medical supplies or other material.

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.

Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Truck Tractor (G7113), shown with a six-ton stake trailer
Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Truck Tractor (G7113), shown with a six-ton stake trailer.

Find additional photos and hi-res versions of the Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Truck Tractor (G7113) at the Olive-Drab Military Mashup.

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