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United States' 1 1/2 Ton, 6x6, Cargo Truck


The 1 1/2 Ton, 6x6 shared many of the same components as the 3/4 Ton 4x4.1

The engine powers all six of the wheels.1 By using a control in the driver's compartment, the driver can disengage the power to the front wheels.1 The wheels can be interchanged amongst all six of the wheels.1

There are five bows holding up a canvas over the cargo compartment.1 There are roll up straps that allowed for ventilation.1 The cargo hold was approximately 89" x 120".1 Two rows of seats are 4' apart and the seats are 14" deep.1

The driver's cab was open.1


  • 1 1/2 Ton, 6x6, Cargo Truck: One in four of the 1 1/2 ton 6x6s had either a pedestal mount, M24A2, or a truck mounted, M50, machine gun.1


  1 1/2 Ton, 6x6, Cargo Truck1
Physical Characteristics  
Weight - without winch 10,225 lb1
Weight - with winch 10,525 lb1
Payload 3,300 lb1
Towing load 3,500 lb1
Winch capacity 7,500 lb1
Length - without winch 17' 10 7/8"1
Length - with winch 18' 8.5"1
Height 7' 5.75"1
Height - without truck mount 7' 0.75"1
Width 6' 10.75"1
Ground clearance 10 5/8"1
Ground pressure 32.7 psi1
Wheelbase 125"1
Main 1: .50 cal M2 MG1
Armor Thickness (mm)  
Engine (Make / Model) Dodge T-2141
Bore / stroke 3.251 x 4 5/8"1
Cooling Liquid1
Cylinders I-61
Capacity 230.2 cu. in1
Net HP 76@3,200 rpm1
Power to weight ratio  
Compression ratio  
Radiator (Type) Fin and tube1
Capacity 17 quarts1
Transmission (Type)  
Steering ratio 23.2:11
Electrical system 6 volt1
Gear ratios - 1st speed 6.40:11
- 2nd speed 3.09:11
- 3rd speed 1.69:11
- 4th speed 1.00:11
- Reverse 7.82:11
Fuel (Type) Gasoline1
Octane 701
Quantity 30 gallons1
Road consumption  
Cross country consumption  
Speed - Road 50 mph1
Max speed towing  
Speed - Cross Country  
Range - Road 240 miles1
Road radius towing 210 miles1
Range - Cross Country  
Turning radius 26' 6"1
Elevation limits  
Fording depth 2' 10"1
Trench crossing  
Vertical obstacle  
Climbing ability 60%1
Climbing ability towing 44%1
Suspension (Type) Semi-elliptic1
Wheels each side 31
Wheels (Type) 9.00x16, 8 ply mud and snow1
Wheels - desert  
Tire tread  
Tread center to center 5' 4.75"1


  1. The American Arsenal, 1996
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site