M1918 light repair truck

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Dodge M1918 light repair truck
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Overview
Manufacturer Dodge
Production 1,012
Assembly Dodge Factory, Hamtramck, MI
Body and chassis
Class AA
Body style pickup truck
Layout 9017
Powertrain
Engine Gasoline, L-head, 24 hp. 4-cylinder with magneto ignition and hand-cranked starter.
Transmission 3 speed
Dimensions
Wheelbase 4×2
Length 157 in.
Width 72 in.
Height 78 in.
Curb weight 1/2 ton

The Dodge M1918 light repair truck (G10) was an open cab pickup used to carry tools for emergency repair of vehicles. It was used by the U.S. Army during and after World War I.

Specifications[edit]

The truck consists of a small steel body, built by Insley Manufacturing Co. mounted on a Dodge car chassis. It carries chests containing carpenter's and mechanic's tools, supplies, and lubricants for emergency repair. It was issued to heavy motorized regiments, machine-gun battalions, mobile ordnance repair shops, Ammunition trains, etc.[1] this was the first example of what the modern army calls a contact truck.

Surviving Examples[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Handbook of Ordnance Data 1918 page 372
  • Handbook of Ordnance Data 1918
  • Service handbook of the 155-mm howitzer matériel, model of 1918 (Schneider) page 109-111
  • America's Munitions 1917–1918 (1919)

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