Dodge Weapons Carrier.

The versatile Dodge 3/4 Ton 4x4 G502 WC series of trucks were built from 1942 to the end of World War II, with a total production of all types exceeding 260,000.

Although called a "weapons carrier" it had folding troop seats down both sides of the cargo area and was primarily used to haul personnel and ammunition.

The G502 series contained twelve individual models including: Weapons Carrier, Panel, Command, Reconnaissance and Ambulance.

The various models were very well received, and continued in service through the Korean War.

The WC 3/4 ton trucks replaced the 1941-1942 WC 1/2 ton Dodge trucks. The 3/4 ton WC G502 were 80% interchangeable in service parts with the 1/2 ton WC models.

Although often put forward as the explanation, WC does not stand for "weapons carrier." "WC" was a Dodge model code: W for 1941 (or later) plus C for half-ton rating.

The "C" code was retained for the 3/4 ton and 1 1/2 ton Dodges, an inconsistency in the codes.

Common specifications for the Dodge G502 series WC trucks:

Specifications:

Drive: 4x4
Transmission: 4fwd/1rev, manual
Transfer case: Single speed
Tires: 9.00x16
Engine: Dodge 230.2 cid, 6 cyl. T214, 76hp@3200rpm, 180ft-lb torque@1200rpm

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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