|Chevrolet G4100/G7100 series (G506)|
Chevrolet 1 1⁄2-ton cargo truck
|Type||1 1⁄2 ton (1,361kg)[a] 4x4 Cargo truck|
|Place of origin||United States|
|Variants||Various (see text)|
|Specifications (Cargo with winch)|
|Weight||7,545 lb (3,422 kg) empty|
|Length||224 in (5.69 m)|
|Width||86 in (2.18 m)|
|Height||104 in (2.64 m)|
83 hp (62 kW)
|Transmission||4 spd. x 2 range trf. case|
|Suspension||Beam axles on leaf springs|
|270 mi (434.5 km)|
|Speed||48 mph (77 km/h)|
During World War II, The U.S. sent 151,053 1 1⁄2-ton trucks of the G506 type to Russia as part of the Lend Lease program. Russian supply capability improved dramatically in the spring and summer of 1943, mainly as the result of the American trucks that were arriving in large numbers.
Engine and driveline
The G506 used a Chevrolet BV-1001-UP 235 cu in (3.9 L) I6 OHV gasoline engine, producing 83 hp (62 kW) at 3100rpm and 184 lbf·ft (249 N·m) at 1000 rpm. This is a smaller version of the GMC engine used in the CCKW.
The G506 had a ladder frame with two beam axles on semi-elliptic leaf springs. GM banjo type axles were used, these axles were also be used in later CCKWs. There were three wheelbases, 125 in (318 cm) extra short wheelbase (XSWB) used only on the G7128 Bomb servicer, 145 in (368 cm) short wheelbase (SWB), and the 175 in (444 cm) long wheelbase (LWB). All models had hydraulic brakes with vacuum boost, 7.50-20” tires and dual rear tires.
Almost all G506s had a closed Chevrolet cab, except for three models. A panel van version was built for the signal corps, an open cab was used on Bomb servicers and a cab over engine type was used for long bodied cargo trucks.
- Model G4103 Book Symbol YK - Stake and Platform COE, K-33 Truck
- Model G4112 Book Symbol YQ - truck cargo, LWB, 4X4,
- Model G4163 Book Symbol ZP - truck cargo, W/Winch, 4X4,
- Model G4174 Book Symbol ZQ - truck cargo, LWB, 4X4,
- Model G7103 Book Symbol NE - Cab
- Model G7105 Book Symbol NG - Panel Body, see also K-51, and K-70 van
- Model G7106 Book Symbol NH - Dump Body, Less Winch
- Model G7107 Book Symbol NJ - Cab
- Model G7113 Book Symbol NK - Cab (Tractor)
- Model G7116 Book Symbol NL - Dump Body, With Winch
- Model G7117 Book Symbol NM - Cargo Body, With Winch
- Model G7127 Book Symbol NP - truck cargo, LWB, 4X4,
(*Model G7128 Book Symbol NQ - M6 Bomb service truck G35)
- Model G7132 Book Symbol NN - Stake and Platform COE, K-54 Truck
- Model G7163 Book Symbol NR - Telephone Body, With Earth Borer, see also K-44 truck
- Model G7173 Book Symbol NS - Telephone Maintenance Body, see also K-43 truck
- Army Air Force versions
- E5 Turret Trainer
- J3 field lighting truck
- J4 field lighting truck
- J5 field lighting truck
- fire truck, class 135, fog and foam
- GMC CCKW
- List of U.S. military vehicles by supply catalog designation (G506)
- List of U.S. Signal Corps Vehicles
- Off-road load rating
- Dunn, Walter Dunn (1995). "The Soviet economy and the Red Army, 1930–1945". Greenwood Publishing Group. Retrieved 27 May 2014.
- Crismon, Fred W (2001). US Military Wheeled Vehicles (3 ed.). Victory WWII Pub. pp. 260–263. ISBN 0-970056-71-0.
- Doyle, David (2003). Standard catalog of U.S. Military Vehicles. Kraus Publications. p. 122-124. ISBN 0-87349-508-X.
- Ware, Pat (2010). The World Encyclopedia of Military Vehicles. Lorenz Books. p. 227. ISBN 0-7548-2052-1.
- "TM-9-805 1 1⁄2 ton 4x4 Truck (Chevrolet)". US War Dept. 30 Dec 1943. Retrieved 1 Dec 2014.
- "TM-9-2800 1943 Standard Military Motor Vehicles". US War Dept. 1 Sep 1943. pp. 192–199. Retrieved 2 Dec 2014.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Chevrolet G506 truck series.|
- G506 Photos
- K-33 with SCR-270 antena
- http://www.brads41-46chevys.com/id12.html [website gone, Sept 2014]
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