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Old 07-27-2011, 09:59 AM   #2
Phaelen Bleux
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Default Re: [WWII] 4x2, 4x4, 6x6, No More 3x5s

Chevrolet G 7107
During WWII, four companies provided the U.S. military with 1-ton trucks: International (M-3L-4), Ford, (GTB), Dodge (WC62) and Chevrolet (G506). Chevrolet, however, was the largest provider of trucks in this class, and all 1-ton trucks produced between 1940 and 1945 were designated the G506, with an individual designation then based on configuration (e.g., the G 7107 is the cargo truck variant).
Touted as "Vehicles of Victory" by Chevrolet, these trucks were provided to the U.S. Army, the Army Air Corps, Britain, and Russia. Over 160,000 trucks were produced, and served in a wide variety of capacities. They were commonly used in state-side military bases; many of the surviving models are from U.S. military bases in the states.
The truck can carry one driver and one passenger. The G 7107 burns 2.8 gallons of gasoline per hour at routine usage. A full tank of petrol costs $3.75. It has a range of 267 miles.

Subassemblies: Standard Wheeled chassis with Heavy option +3; four Off-Road Wheels +2.
Powertrain: 62-kW Standard gasoline engine with 62-kW All-Wheeled drivetrain; 25-gallon standard fuel tank (Fire 12); 4,000-kW battery.
Occ.: 1 CS, 1 PS
Cargo: 30 Body

Armor
All: 3/5

Statistics:
Size: 19'x7'x8.5' Payload: 1.78 tons Lwt.: 5.0 tons
Volume: 54 Maint.: 229 hours Cost: $765
HT: 12. HPs: 660 Body, 112 each Wheel.
gSpeed: 48 gAccel: 3 gDecel: 10 gMR: 0.75 gSR: 4
Ground Pressure: High. 1/4 Off-Road Speed.

Design Notes:
Design loaded weight was 10,837 lbs.; this was decreased 8% to the historical. The chassis is 1 VSP too small for the design; this was hand-waved as this chassis was the best fit for historical weight. The design purchases a 25-gallon fuel tank; the historical capacity is shown. Design gSpeed was 56 mph; the historical gSpeed is shown.

Variants:
The G7117 is a G7107 with a winch. Total production of both models amounts to 112,879 trucks.
The G7106 is a dump truck version (G7116 with winch). 14,395 produced; empty weight 8,300 lbs.
The G7133 is a fire truck version. Empty weight 9,000 lbs. Many were used by rural fire departments after the war, and some are still in service today.
The G7105 is a panel van version (also known as the K51). 3,658 produced; empty weight 6,760 lbs. It was used for radio equipment or as an ambulance (Model WA).
The G7173 is a telephone maintenance truck. 4,328 produced; empty weight 10,215 lbs. It features a tripod for raising poles. Known as the K42 or K43 to the Signal Corps.
The G7163 is an auger truck. 1,719 produced; empty weight 7,500 lbs. It featured railroad adaptation gear (a second set of railway wheels). Known as the K44 to the Signal Corps.
The G7123 is a cab over engine stake truck. 581 produced; empty weight 8,570 lbs. It featured a longer wheelbase (175") and a cab-over design. Known as the K54 to the Signal Corps.
The M6 was a bomb service truck. 7,857 produced; empty weight 6,325 lbs. It featured an open cab and a shorter wheelbase.
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