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United States' Dodge T214, 3/4 Ton, 4x4 truck, "Beeps"

Design

The Dodge T214 was to replaced the Dodge T215.2 The Dodge T214 first appeared in June 1942.1

It had an open body with a canvas cover.1

Nickname

The T214 was nicknamed "Beeps," a combination of "big" and "jeeps."2

Variants

  • Dodge T214:
  • Dodge T214-WC51: Weapons carrier.1
  • Dodge T214-WC52: Weapons carrier with a winch.1
  • Dodge T214-WC53: General purpose and command.1,2 Had side doors.1 High ranking officers used the WC53 for liaison.2 Map boards.2
  • Dodge T214-WC54: Ambulance.1
  • Dodge T214-WC55 37 mm Gun Motor Carriage M6: Carried a 37 mm gun.1
  • Dodge T214-WC56: Command reconnaissance.1 Often used by high ranking officers.1 Map boards.1
  • Dodge T214-WC57: Command reconnaissance with a winch.1
  • Dodge T214-WC58: Radio.1
  • Dodge T214-WC59: Maintenance.1
  • Dodge T214-WC60: Repair.1
  • Dodge T214-WC61: Telephone installation and maintenance.1
  • Dodge T214-WC64: Ambulance.1

Usage

Crews liked the T214 as they were easy to maintain and could stand up to a lot of punishment.2

Specifications

  Dodge T214, 3/4 Ton, 4x4 truck
Crew 12
Radio  
Physical Characteristics  
Weight 5,388 lb2
2,449 kg2
Length 13' 11"2
4.24 m2
Height 6' 9.5"2
2.07 m2
Width 6' 6.5"2
1.99 m2
Ground clearance  
Ground pressure  
Wheelbase  
Armament  
Main  
Quantity  
Main  
Armor Thickness (mm)  
Engine (Make / Model) 1: Dodge T2142
Bore / stroke  
Cooling  
Cylinders 62
Capacity  
Net HP 922
Power to weight ratio  
Compression ratio  
Radiator (Type)  
Capacity  
Transmission (Type) 4 forward, 1 reverse2
Steering  
Steering ratio  
Starter  
Electrical system  
Ignition  
Gear ratios  
Fuel (Type) Gasoline2
Octane  
Quantity  
Road consumption  
Cross country consumption  
Performance  
Speed - Road 68.75 mph2
110 kph2
Speed - Cross Country  
Range - Road 281 miles2
450 km2
Range - Cross Country  
Turning radius  
Elevation limits  
Fording depth 1' 7"2
0.5 m2
Trench crossing  
Vertical obstacle  
Climbing ability  
Climbing ability towing  
Suspension (Type)  
Wheels each side  
Wheels (Type)  
Width  
Diameter  
Tires  
Tread center to center  
  Dodge T214-WC53, 3/4 Ton, 4x4 truck
Crew 12
Radio  
Physical Characteristics  
Weight 5,387 lb2
2,449 kg2
Length 13' 11"2
4.24 m2
Height 6' 9.5"2
2.07 m2
Width 6' 6.5"2
1.99 m2
Ground clearance  
Ground pressure  
Wheelbase  
Armament  
Main  
Quantity  
Main  
Armor Thickness (mm)  
Engine (Make / Model) 1: Dodge T2142
Bore / stroke  
Cooling  
Cylinders 62
Capacity  
Net HP 922
Power to weight ratio  
Compression ratio  
Radiator (Type)  
Capacity  
Transmission (Type)  
Steering  
Steering ratio  
Starter  
Electrical system  
Ignition  
Gear ratios  
Fuel (Type) Gasoline2
Octane  
Quantity  
Road consumption  
Cross country consumption  
Performance  
Speed - Road 68.75 mph2
110 kph2
Speed - Cross Country  
Range - Road 281 miles2
450 km2
Range - Cross Country  
Turning radius  
Elevation limits  
Fording depth  
Trench crossing  
Vertical obstacle  
Climbing ability  
Climbing ability towing  
Suspension (Type)  
Wheels each side  
Wheels (Type)  
Width  
Diameter  
Tires  
Tread center to center  
  Dodge T214-WC56, 3/4 Ton, 4x4 truck
Crew  
Radio  
Physical Characteristics  
Weight 5,400 lb1
2,449 kg1
Length 13' 11"1
4.24 m1
Height 6' 9.5"1
2.07 m1
Width 6' 6.5"1
1.99 m1
Ground clearance  
Ground pressure  
Wheelbase  
Armament  
Main  
Quantity  
Main  
Armor Thickness (mm)  
Engine (Make / Model) 1: Dodge T2141
Bore / stroke  
Cooling  
Cylinders 61
Capacity  
Net HP 921
Power to weight ratio  
Compression ratio  
Radiator (Type)  
Capacity  
Transmission (Type) 4 forward, 1 reverse1
Steering  
Steering ratio  
Starter  
Electrical system  
Ignition  
Gear ratios  
Fuel (Type) Gasoline1
Octane  
Quantity  
Road consumption  
Cross country consumption  
Performance  
Speed - Road  
Speed - Cross Country  
Range - Road  
Range - Cross Country  
Turning radius  
Elevation limits  
Fording depth  
Trench crossing  
Vertical obstacle  
Climbing ability  
Climbing ability towing  
Suspension (Type)  
Wheels each side  
Wheels (Type)  
Width  
Diameter  
Tires 9.00x161
Tread center to center  

Sources:

  1. The Encyclopedia of Weapons of World War II, Chris Bishop, 1998
  2. Armored Fighting Vehicles, 300 of the World's Greatest Military Vehicles, Philip Trewhitt, 1999
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site