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Old 07-27-2011, 10:58 AM   #1
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Ford C 11 ADF
Produced for British use, the C 11 was based on a 1942 model civilian four-door station wagon. It was used by British and Canadian forces as a heavy duty utility and staff vehicle. It had room for five passengers, and was fitted with internal rifle racks, entrenching tools, radio equipment, a full medical kit and map cases. Hence, it was often used as a mobile command center, seeing action in North Africa.
The car can carry one driver and five passengers. The C 11 burns 3.2 gallons of gasoline per hour at routine usage. A full tank of petrol costs $3.75. It can ford depths of up to 2' and has a range of 300 miles.

Subassemblies: Standard Wheeled chassis +3; four Off-Road Wheels +2.
Powertrain: 71-kW Standard gasoline engine with 71-kW Wheeled drivetrain; 12-gallon standard fuel tank; 4,000-kW battery.
Occ.: 1 CS, 5 PS
Cargo: 9 Body

Armor
All: 3/5

Statistics:
Size: 16'x6.5'x6' Payload: 0.62 tons Lwt.: 2.0 tons
Volume: 36 Maint.: 313 hours Cost: $409
HT: 9. HPs: 83 Body, 28 each Wheel.
gSpeed: 56 gAccel: 5 gDecel: 10 gMR: 0.75 gSR: 4
Ground Pressure: High. 1/6 Off-Road Speed.

Design Notes:
Design loaded weight was 3,905 lbs.; this was increased 85 lbs. to the historical. Chassis weight, cost and HP were halved to decrease design weight (and reflect its civilian origins). The design purchases a 15-gallon fuel tank; the historical capacity is shown. Design gSpeed was 95 mph; the historical gSpeed is shown (but see the entry on Jeeps on p. W106 about top sustained speeds).
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Old 07-27-2011, 10:59 AM   #2
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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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Mack 7.5-ton Truck 6x6 (Model NO)
This truck was first used in Italy, both as a cargo truck and as a prime mover for the 155mm "Long Tom" artillery piece (p. W:MP27). It is of conventional layout, with a 2-person cab and a canvas covered cargo area. Production totaled 2,050 vehicles.
The Model NO burns 5.4 gallons of gasoline per hour at routine usage. A full tank of petrol costs $19.80. It can ford depths of up to 2.5' and has a range of 212 miles.

Subassemblies: Very Large Wheeled chassis with Heavy option +5; six Off-Road Wheels +4.
Powertrain: 119-kW Standard gasoline engine with 119-kW All-Wheeled drivetrain; 132-gallon standard fuel tank (Fire 12); 4,000-kW battery.
Occ.: 1 CS, 1 PS
Cargo: 150 Body

Armor
All: 3/5

Equipment:
500-lb. winch [Body:F].

Statistics:
Size: 25'x9'x10' Payload: 8.09 tons Lwt.: 21.8 tons
Volume: 240 Maint.: 135 hours Cost: $2,194
HT: 12. HPs: 2,700 Body, 300 each Wheel.
gSpeed: 31 gAccel: 2 gDecel: 10 gMR: 0.5 gSR: 4
Ground Pressure: High. 1/4 Off-Road Speed.

Design Notes:
Design loaded weight was 43,166 lbs.; this was increased 1% to the historical. (Another source lists total weight as 20.4 tons and empty weight as 13 tons.) My original calculations designed the truck with a Heavy Large Wheeled chassis with the weight increased 50% (which worked out nicely), but as this is nearly identical to the Very Large Wheeled chassis except for VSPs, I swapped up for the description. The design purchases a 135-gallon fuel tank; the historical capacity is shown. Design gSpeed was 37 mph; the historical gSpeed is shown (although another source lists top speed as 53 mph).

Variants:
The Mack Model NR is nearly identical in game terms, featuring a 98-kW diesel engine, a 125-gallon fuel tank, a 10-ton cargo capacity, and a 19-ton loaded weight. Top speed was 35 mph.
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Old 07-27-2011, 11:03 AM   #4
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Today I finally overcame
Tryin' to fit the world inside a picture frame
Maybe I'll tell you all about it
When I'm in the mood
To lose my way but let me say

You should have seen that sunrise
With your own eyes
It brought me back to life
You'll be with me next time I go outside
No more 3x5s
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Old 07-27-2011, 12:26 PM   #5
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It's like when you stay at a movie past the credits and there's a little bonus snippet at the end :)

Bedford MWD
Based on a commercial 2-ton truck, the MWD enter production in 1937. It was slightly modified for military use to increase ground clearance, and was intended to tow a 2-pounder anti-tank gun. Delivery began in 1939, with some 200,000 vehicles having been delivered by the end of the war. Initial versions featured a canvas-covered cab; later versions were wholly enclosed. The truck continued to remain in British service until the 1950s.
The car can carry one driver and one passenger. The MWD burns 2.4 gallons of gasoline per hour at routine usage. A full tank of petrol costs $3. It can ford depths of up to 2' and has a range of 268 miles.

Subassemblies: Standard Wheeled chassis +3; four Off-Road Wheels +2.
Powertrain: 54-kW Standard gasoline engine with 54-kW Wheeled drivetrain; 20-gallon standard fuel tank (Fire 12); 4,000-kW battery.
Occ.: 1 CS, 1 PS
Cargo: 14 Body (open).

Armor
All: 3/5

Statistics:
Size: 14'x6.5'x7.5' Payload: 1.4 tons Lwt.: 3.5 tons
Volume: 54 Maint.: 323 hours Cost: $385
HT: 10. HPs: 165 Body, 28 each Wheel.
gSpeed: 59 gAccel: 3 gDecel: 10 gMR: 0.75 gSR: 4
Ground Pressure: High. 1/6 Off-Road Speed.

Design Notes:
Design loaded weight was 6,738 lbs.; this was increased 4% to the historical. The design purchases a 15-gallon fuel tank; the historical capacity is shown. Design gSpeed was 63 mph; the historical gSpeed is shown.
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Old 07-28-2011, 04:26 AM   #6
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It's like when you stay at a movie past the credits and there's a little bonus snippet at the end :)

Bedford MWD
Based on a commercial 2-ton truck, the MWD enter production in 1937. It was slightly modified for military use to increase ground clearance, and was intended to tow a 2-pounder anti-tank gun.
Wasn't this the one that was used as the portee carrier?
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Wasn't this the one that was used as the portee carrier?
There were several different sizes of Bedford Vehicles.
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