List of U.S. Signal Corps vehicles

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This is a list of Vehicles used by the U.S. Army Signal Corps from World War I through World War II.

empty Lance wagon, possibly the K-2 used to carry "Lance" poles for Telephone/telegraph wire

Designations[edit]

Vehicles specifically designed or adapted for the Signal Corps were initially designated by a "K" number. The K-number was later phased out along with the Signal Corps Radio nomenclature system, and was replaced by a "V" number under the Joint Electronics Type Designation System (JETDS).

K numbers[edit]

K-number tonnage drive manufacturer. type used with publication associated with
k-1 cart unknown 1 axle unknown wire Telephone
k-2 truck unknown 2 axle unknown lance wagon Telephone
k-3 cart unknown 1 axle holms auto co. wire caisson K-4 Telephone
k-4 cart unknown 1 axle holms auto co. signal caisson K-3 Telephone
k-5 truck unknown 4x2 unknown maintenance Radio Tractor
K-6 unknown
K-7 unknown
k-8 cart unknown 1 axle unknown signal Telephone
K-9 unknown
K-10 unknown
k-11 wagon unknown 1 axle unknown gas cylinder caisson Balloons
K-12 unknown
K-13 trailer unknown unk. unknown storage battery
K-14 trailer unknown unk. unknown radio
K-15 unknown unknown unk. unknown
K-16 unknown unknown unk. unknown
K-17 unknown unknown unk. unknown
K-18 truck 1.5 ton 4x2 General Motors COE/van K-19 TM 10-1702 SCR-197
K-19 trailer 1 ton 1 axle A. J. Miller 21' house K-18 TM 11-805 SCR-197
K-20 trailer SCR-250
K-21 unknown
K-22 trailer 4 ton 1 axle Kingham trailer co. turntable K-32 SNL G703 SCR-270
K-23 unknown
K-28 trailer 4 ton 2 axle Fruehauf Corporation. turntable K-56 FM 4-176 SCR-268
K-29 trailer 3 ton 1 axle Adam Black and Sons box SNL G705 SCR-277
K-30 truck 5 ton 4x4 Autocar Company van operating SNL G511 SCR-270
K-31 truck 5 ton 4x4 Autocar Company van power PE-74 SNL G511 SCR-270
K-32 truck 5 ton 4x4 Autocar Company prime mover K-22 SNL G511 SCR-270
K-33 truck 1.5 ton 4x4 General Motors stake bed antenna hauler SCR-270
K-34 trailer 5 ton 2 axle A. J. Miller power PE-84 SNL G697 SCR-268
K-35 trailer 1.5 ton 2 axle Checker Motors Company house SCS-2 SNL G699 SCR-562
K-36 trailer 2 ton 1 axle American trailer pole dinky K-42 TM 11-368 telephone
K-37 trailer 5 ton 1 axle highway pole/reel k-42 SNL G687 telephone
K-38 trailer 1/4 ton 1 axle York splicers TE-56 k-50 SNL G685 telephone
K-39 trailer 4 ton 2 axle unknown unknown
K-40 trailer 4 ton 2 axle unknown unknown
K-41 trailer 4 ton 2 axle unknown mobile metero. station TM 11-2409 Signal Corps Radio
K-42 truck 1.5 ton 4x4 Chevrolet telephone maintenance no winch TM 10-1202 telephone
K-43 truck 1.5 ton 4x4 Chevrolet telephone maintenance with winch TM 10-1202 telephone
K-44 truck 1.5 ton 4x4 Chevrolet auger K-42/43 TM 11-364 telephone
K-45 trailer 1.5 ton 1 axle unknown photographic photo.
K-49 trailer 4 ton 2 axle unknown unknown
K-50 truck 1/2 ton 3/4 ton 4x4 Chevrolet & Dodge slant box telephone
K-50B truck 1/2 ton 3/4 ton 4x4 Chevrolet & Dodge square box telephone
K-51 truck 1.5 ton 4x4 Chevrolet panel van K-52 SCR-299
K-52 trailer 1 ton 1 axle Ben Hur power PE-95 SCR-299, SCR-399
K-53 truck 2.5 ton 6x6 GMC CCKW van multi purpose SNL G711
K-54 truck 1.5 ton 4x4 General Motors stake bed antenna hauler SCR-270
K-55 trailer 1.5 ton 2 axle A. J. Miller 21'house fighter intercept TM 11-487 AN/TTQ-1
K-56 truck 6 ton 6x6 White Motor Company 24' van SCR-268, SCR-545
K-57 truck 2.5 ton 6x6 GMC CCKW van
K-58 trailer 4 ton 2 axle Fruehauf Corporation Turntable SNL G696 SCR-268
K-59 truck 2.5 ton 6x6 GMC CCKW van Antenna
K-60 truck 2.5 ton 6x6 GMC CCKW van multi purpose
K-61 truck 2.5 ton 6x6 GMC CCKW
K-62 truck 5/6 ton 6x6 Autocar Company van same as K-30/31 SCR-270
K-63 trailer 1 ton 1 axle Ben Hur power PE-99
K-63A trailer 1 ton 1 axle Ben Hur power PE-197
K-64 trailer 4 ton 1 axle Couse turntable 30' AN-130 SNL G703 SCR-270
K-65 trailer 1.5 ton 2 axle Checker Motors Company house K-35 SNL G699 SCR-270
K-66 unknown
K-67 trailer 6 ton 1 axle Fruehauf Corporation turntable micky mouse K-73 TM 11-1109 SCR-547
K-68 trailer 7-ton 2 axle Fruehauf Corporation turntable SNL G696 SCR-268
K-69 unknown
K-70 truck 1.5 ton 4x4 Chevrolet panel van
K-71 trailer 4 ton 1 axle Kingham turntable SNL G703 SCR-270
K-72 trailer 7 ton 2 axle A. J. Miller house SCR-527
K-73 truck 1.5 ton 4x4 General Motors prime mover K-67 SCR-547
K-74 unknown
K-75 trailer 14 ton 2 axle Kingham trailer co. cab/antenna K-56 FM 4-146 SCR-545
K-76 trailer 5 ton 2 axle Fruehauf Corporation turntable receiver K-60 TM 11-1090 SCR-527
K-77 trailer 5 ton 2 axle Fruehauf Corporation turntable transmitter K-60 TM 11-1090 SCR-527, SCR-545
K-78 trailer 12 ton 1 axle Fruehauf Corporation semi antenna FM 4-144 SCR-584
K-79 trailer 5 ton unknown unknown radar antenna TM 11-2620 AN/MPS-9
K-80 trailer unknown unknown unknown power
K-81 trailer unknown unknown Fruehauf Corporation antenna mount
K-82 unknown
K-83 dolly 1.5 ton 1 axle General Electric adapter K-78 SNL G695 SCR-584
K-84 trailer 7 ton 2 axle Fruehauf Corporation amphibious TM 9-873 SCR-784

V numbers[edit]

  • JETDS was adopted 16 February 1943
V-number tonnage drive manufacturer. type used with publication associated with
V-1 trailer 1-ton 1 axle unknown antenna mount PE-141 AN/CRN-2
V-2 trailer 2 axle (K-34 trailer) van TM 11-1343 AN/MPN-1
V-3 trailer 1 axle AN/CPN-7
V-4 trailer 2 axle (K-34 trailer) van AN/MPN-1A
V-5 trailer 12-ton 2 axle Adam Black & sons van SNL G724 AN/MPN-1B
V-6 trailer 2-ton 1 axle localizer AN/CRN-10
V-7 trailer 2 axle (K-34 trailer) van AN/MPN-1C
V-8 truck 4-ton 6X6 Diamond T 968 truck/prime mover two PE127 SNL G509 AN/MPN-1
V-9 trailer 15-ton 2 axle Fruehauf Corporation van SNL G713 AN/MPG-1
V-10 truck 4-ton 6X6 Diamond T prime mover two PE127 SNL G509 AN/MPN-1A
V-11 truck 4-ton 6X6 Diamond T prime mover two PE127 SNL G509 AN/MPN-1B
V-12 truck 5-6-ton 4X4 Autocar (K-30 truck/van) maintenance SNL G511 AN/MPN-1
V-13 trailer 3.5-ton 1 axle pole hauler SNL G782 telephone
V-14 trailer 2 axle AN/TPS-1
V-15 trailer 1-ton 1 axle Superior coach antenna mount SNL G518 AN/TPQ-2
V-16 trailer unknown IFF AN/MPX-2
V-17A truck 2.5-ton 6X6 GMCREO Motor Car Company pole derrick (CCKW)pole derrick (M44) SNL G742 telephone
V-18A truck 2.5-ton 6X6 GMCREO Motor Car Company auger (CCKW)auger (M44) SNL G742 telephone
V-19 trailer
V-20 truck
V-21 trailer AN/TPQ-4
V-22 trailer power PU-133 AN/GPN-2
V-26 trailer AN/MSG-1
V-31 trailer AN/FPN-1A
V-32 trailer AN/MPS-4
V-33 truck AN/MPS-4
V-35 truck 1/4-ton 4X4 Jeep CJ radio (marines) any vehicle mounted radio
V-38 trailer 1-axle AN/MSQ-1
V-41 truck 3/4-ton 4X4 Dodge Telephone Maintenance SNL G741 telephone
V-42 trailer 1 axle AN/MPN-5
V-43 trailer 1 axle AN/MPN-5
V-44 trailer 1 axle AN/MPN-5
V-45 dolly 1 axle AN/MPN-5
V-46 truck 4X4 prime mover AN/MPN-5
V-53 trailer 10-ton 2-axle AN/GPN
V-54 trailer 10-ton 2-axle AN/GPN
V-55 trailer operation van AN/MTQ-1
V-61 cart dolly for an/fps-8 AN/MPS-11
V-62 trailer antenna mount AN/MPQ-10A
V-63 trailer antenna mount AN/MPS-7
V-65 trailer antenna mount AN/MPS-14
V-66 trailer transmitter/modulator AN/MPS-14
V-67 trailer outrigger transporter AN/MPS-14
V-71 trailer 2-axle antenna mount AN/GPN-6
V-75 trailer 2-axle antenna mount AN/MPS-8
V-79 trailer 1-axle operations AN/MTQ-1
V-83 trailer 1-axle operations AN/MRC-41
V-96 trailer operations AN/MPN-11
V-97 trailer power AN/MPN-11
V-112 trailer 2-axle transmitter van AN/MPS-11
V-113 trailer 2-axle power distribution van AN/MPS-11
V-120 trailer 1 axle cable reel telephone
V-121 trailer power AN/MPN-11
V-126 truck 3/4-ton 4X4 Dodge Antenna mount SNL G741 AN/MPX-7
V-130 trailer 2-axle AN/MPQ-4
V-189 trailer 3-ton 2-axle operations center SNL-G833 AN/MSC-25
V-197 trailer 2-axle AN/MRC-115
V-221 trailer 2-axle operations center AN/MCC-12
V-271 trailer 2-axle AN/TRC-87
V-280 trailer 2-axle maintenance AN/MSQ-35
V-287 trailer 2-axle antenna hauler AN/MSQ-35
V-317 trailer 2-axle TTY operations center AN/MGC-31
V-398 trailer 2-axle electric repair AN/MSA-34
V-415 trailer 1/4-ton 1-axle electomagnetic Ind. Inc. radio AN/MRC-127
V-434 cart push cart test equipment TM-11-6625-1668-12 AN/GGM-15
V-452 truck 2.5-ton 6X6 M109 van IBM punch card TM-11-7440-278-14 AN/MYK-8
V-460 truck 2.5-ton 6X6 M109 van IBM punch card TM-11-7440-278-14 AN/MYK-8
V-474 dolly pod carrier AN/ALM-153
V-483 truck 2.5-ton 6X6 M109 van IBM punch card TM-11-7440-278-14 AN/MYK-8
V-485 dolly 2-axle test equipment AN/ALM-166A
V-487 trailer 2-axle antenna hauller C-band AN/MPS-T1
V-488 trailer 2-axle antenna hauller S-band AN/MPS-T1
V-489 trailer 2-axle antenna hauller C-band AN/MPS-T1
V-490 trailer 2-axle antenna hauller C-band AN/MPS-T1
V-491 trailer 2-axle antenna hauller L-band AN/MPS-T1
V-492 trailer 2-axle antenna hauller S-band AN/MPS-T1
V-493 trailer 2-axle antenna hauller S-band AN/MPS-T1
V-494 trailer 2-axle antenna hauller X-band AN/MPS-T1
V-498 trailer 1/4-ton 1-axle (M569) central office SNL-G857 AN/TTC-41
V-499 trailer 2-axle electronic repair TM 11-4940-476-24 AN/ALM-153
V-516 trailer 2-axle test facility AN/MSM
V-521 trailer 2-axle data processing AN/MYQ-4
V-528 trailer 2-axle central office AN/TTC-39
V-600 trailer 2-axle transportable shelter AN/USD-9

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • TM 9-2800 Standard Military Motor Vehicles. dated 1 sept. 1943
  • TM 9-2800 Military vehicles dated October 1947
  • TM 11-227 Signal Communication Directory. dated 10 April 1944
  • TM 11-487 Electrical Communication systems Equipment. dated 2 October 1944
  • TM 11-487-C1 military standardization handbook dated 1965
  • T/O&E 44-16, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, Antiaircraft Artillery Gun Battalion, Mobile, dated 17 November 1944
  • T/O&E 11-57, Armored Signal Company, dated 15 September 1943

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