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United States' Dodge T215, 1/2 Ton, 4x4 truck

Design

In 1940 a contract for 14,000 Dodge trucks was placed.1,2

Chassis

A commercial chassis was the basis for the Dodge T215.1,2 The chassis was modified to give the T215 four wheel drive.2

Production

  • Dodge T215: 82,0001
    • Manufacturer: Dodge1
    • Production: 1940 - 19421

Variants

  • Dodge T215-WC23: Command and reconnaissance.1
  • Dodge T215-WC27: Ambulance.1
  • International M-1-4: Similar to the Dodge T215 but made for the United States Navy and Marine Corps.1

Usage

Lend Lease

Many of the Dodge T215-WC27s were supplied to the Soviet Union and Britain.1,2

Specifications

  Dodge T215-WC27, 1/2 Ton, Ambulance, 4x4 truck
Crew 12
Radio  
Physical Characteristics  
Weight 4,501 lb2, 4,510 lb1
2,046 kg1,2
Length 15' 4"1,2
4.67 m1,2
Height 7'1,2
2.13 m1,2
Width 6' 4"1,2
1.93 m1,2
Ground clearance  
Ground pressure  
Wheelbase 9' 8"1
2.95 m1
Armament  
Main  
Quantity  
Main  
Armor Thickness (mm)  
Engine (Make / Model) 1: Dodge T2151,2
Bore / stroke  
Cooling  
Cylinders 61,2
Capacity  
Net HP 921,2
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) Gasoline1,2
Octane  
Quantity  
Road consumption  
Cross country consumption  
Performance  
Speed - Road 43.75 mph2
70 kph2
Speed - Cross Country  
Range - Road 311 miles2
500 km2
Road radius towing  
Range - Cross Country  
Turning radius  
Elevation limits  
Fording depth 1' 11"2
0.6 m2
Trench crossing  
Vertical obstacle  
Climbing ability  
Climbing ability towing  
Suspension (Type)  
Wheels each side  
Wheels (Type)  
Width  
Diameter  
Tires 7.50x161
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