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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.

Dodge M1918 light repair truck
M1918 Dodge
Manufacturer Dodge
Parent company Chrysler
Production 1.012
Class AA
Body style(s) pickup truck
Layout 9017
Engine(s) Gasoline, L-head, 24HP. 4-cylinder with Magneto ignition and hand cranked starter.
Transmission(s) 3 speed
Wheelbase 4X2
Length 157in.
Width 72 in.
Height 78 in.
Curb weight 1/2 Ton

SpecificationsEdit

The truck consists of a small steel body, built by Insley Manufacturing Co. mounted on a Dodge car chasis. 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 ExamplesEdit

  • there is one at the Fort MacArthur museum.
  • a second one at The Pennsylvania Military Museum
  • and at least one in a private collection

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  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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