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WC-3 WC-13 WC-21 Truck, 1/2 ton, 4x4 Dodge WC Open Cab Pickup w/o Winch (G505)
The Dodge WC-3 and the very similar WC-13 and WC-21, are 1/2 ton pickup trucks with slightly different engines and other small differences. All have an open cab, flat face cowl with express body and transverse seats but no winch. They are closely related to the WC-4 and WC-22 which differ by having a winch and a longer frame to accomodate it. All are part of the WC model series G-505, built by Dodge during 1941 or early 1942.
If you don't have the vehicle dataplate, to differentiate you must know the U.S. Government registration number (Army number on the hood) or the serial number which can be found stamped on the left front frame.
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Data from SNL G-657 Dodge Master Parts List. Other data on the Dodge G505 main page.
Truck, 1/2 ton, 4x4 Dodge WC Open Cab Pickup w/o Winch (G505). Thanks to Bert Roelofsen for correct ID.
Truck, 1/2 ton, 4x4 Dodge WC Open Cab Pickup w/o Winch (G505) undergoing tests for the Army on a sixty percent grade to test ability to meet grade climbing specifications and brake tests. Appears to have transverse seats in bed, typical of the WC-3 and WC-13. If winch equipped, this would be a WC-4.