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Hi All,

 

I've got to the point of choosing some unit markings for the dodge wc51, I know I want to go for a US unit but further than that I'm not certain and wondered if anyone had any suggestions?

 

Which units used wc51/2's?

 

One thought I had was an anti tank unit having found this picture - http://portraitsofwar.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/budtruck085small.jpg , I know thats a wc62 to tow the gun but would they have had wc51/2's as well?

 

Thanks

 

Richard

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WC51 chassis were used as the base of the M55 mobile anti tank gun. A 37 mm, gun was mounted on the back. As for who used them? The German's didn't have many. :D

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You really can take your pick of any unit including Army Air-force that takes your fancy. The WC51/52 fulfilled the role of light duty transport for virtually all units of the US army.

 

Pete

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As for the roles the vehicles were used for. If it could be fitted , loaded or towed they did it.

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Hi All,

 

I've got to the point of choosing some unit markings for the dodge wc51, I know I want to go for a US unit but further than that I'm not certain and wondered if anyone had any suggestions?

 

Which units used wc51/2's?

 

One thought I had was an anti tank unit having found this picture - http://portraitsofwar.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/budtruck085small.jpg , I know thats a wc62 to tow the gun but would they have had wc51/2's as well?

 

Thanks

 

Richard

 

that could be a WC63..........

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Thanks all,

 

Going with 222 I.

 

Probably best not to put a 37mm in the back, friends may be upset at their new seating arangement.

 

Richard

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I tried to upload as many pictures as I could find where markings can (hopefully) be seen. Hope they're some help to you:

 

 

Dodge WC51 France 1944.jpg

!!!!!!!!!!Dodge WC51_nickname_ajaxhelperCA53K2Q7.jpg

$£@Dodge-WC51-Germany-1945-1.jpg

34 Div Dodges.jpg

967th_guard_sqdrn__credit__George_Fancsovits.jpg

Dad816AAA.jpg

Dodge WC51 ambulance 102nd.jpg

Dodge WC51 early_00002.jpg

Dodge WC51 emergency repair.jpg

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Interesting photos Goran, the last but one could that be a section of Pluto pipe line that is being welded ?

 

Pete

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Interesting photos Goran, the last but one could that be a section of Pluto pipe line that is being welded ?

 

Pete

 

It most certainly is. I have an original (period) print of that photo. It was taken in Port En Bessin. The street looks pretty much the same now as it did then.

 

Ken

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Thanks all,

 

Going with 222 I.

 

Probably best not to put a 37mm in the back, friends may be upset at their new seating arangement.

 

Richard

 

That's a 57mm.;)

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