U.S. Army Chevrolet Trucks in World War II

1½-ton, 4x4

Didier Andres

A fully illustrated and detailed account of the 1 1/2-ton Chevy truck and its use by the U.S. Army during World War II.
Publication date:
April 2020
Publisher :
Casemate Publishers
Language:
English
Format Available     Quantity Price
Hardback
ISBN : 9781612008639

Dimensions : 254 X 203 mm
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Overview
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• Huge numbers of Chevys were built during the war, and their build quality is such that thousands remain in working order and are a favorite of vehicle collectors
• Chevy 1 1/2 ton trucks were used in all theaters and for a variety of tasks
• Includes hundreds of photos

Between 1940 and 1945, large numbers of trucks of all categories were delivered to the U.S. Army by the Chevrolet Motor Division of General Motors. Over 160,000 of these trucks were the G-506 light four-wheel drive trucks - which became the standard 1 1/2-ton, 4x4 truck for both the U.S. Army and Army Air Corps during the war. In addition, many more thousands were delivered to Allied forces as part of the Lend-Lease program, including nearly 50,000 delivered to the Soviet Union. Tough, well-built and more agile than the deuce and a half, the Chevy 1½ton played a part in every theater of operations during the war. Its durability and mechanical reliability made it ideal for a wide range of missions. Not for nothing did Chevy advertise the trucks during the war as "Vehicles of victory.”
More than 75 years after it was designed, the small Chevrolet truck is still a favourite with collectors.

This fully illustrated book details the different series of trucks and their many uses within the U.S. Army including cargo trucks, panel delivery trucks for the Signal Corps, dump trucks for engineers, telephone trucks, tractors, bomb service trucks for the air force. It also covers their part in the Lend-Lease program, and their continued use after the war.

REVIEWS

This is a quality publication looking at this important truck of WWII and its many uses. There are great photos throughout which will be of interest to the modeller and WWII buff alike. Highly recommended.
Britmodeller.com