GMC CCKW 353 (JIMMY / DEUCE-AND-A-HALF) MULTI PURPOSE TRANSPORT TRUCK
The GMC firm won the contract in 1941 by the end of the war, some 800,000 cckw 353 trucks were ultimately produced, making the cckw 353 a numerous component of
the allied cause.
The vehicle proved itself reliable, powerful and portable along the many fronts involved in world war 2.
Production ended in 1945 to which the CCKW saw action in Europe and the Pacific.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: UNITED STATES
MANUFACTURER : GENERAL
INITIAL YEAR OF SERVICE:1941
PRODUCTION : 800,000
MODEL: GMC CCKW 353
CREW : 2
POWER PLANT : 1 x GMC 270 6
CYLINDER GASOLINE ENGINE
DEVELOPING 104 HORSEPOWER AT
MAXIMUM SPEED : 28 miles per hour
MAXIMUM RANGE : 149 miles (239km)
ARMAMENT optional : 1x .50 caliber
Browning heavy machine gun
M3-A1 HALF TRACK ARMOURED PERSONEL CARRIER
Type Half-track armored personnel carrier
Place of origin United States of America
Weight 9.3 t
Length 20 ft 3 in
Width 7 ft 3 in
Height 7 ft 5 in
wheelbase 135.5 ins
Crew 3 + 10 troops
Main armament 1 x 0.5 in (12.7 mm) M2 machine
Secondary armament 2 x 0.3 in (7.62 mm) M1919A4
Engine White 160AX, 386 in3 (6,330 cc),
6 cylinder, petrol, compression ratio 6.3:1,
147 hp (110 kW)
Power/weight 15.8 hp/tonne
Suspension half track, vertical volute springs;
front tread 64.5 in (1,640 mm) to 66.5 in (1,690 mm)
Fuel capacity 60 US gal (230 l)
Operational range 175 miles (282 km)
Speed 45 mph (72 km/h)
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Willys MB Specs (1941-1945)
Gross Weight: 3,650 lb.
Height (Top Up): 71.75”
Height (Top Down): 52”
Tire Size: 6.00-16
Max Speed: 65 mph
Fuel Capacity: 15 gal
Range: 285 mi
Electrical: 6 neg
Transmission: 3 speed + reverse (T-84)
Transfer Case: 2 speed Model (Dana 18)
Front Axle: Dana 25
Rear Axle: Dana 27
Wheelbase: 80” (203 cm.)
Other: 2 Piece Windshield, No Tailgate
Engine: 4-134 L Head Motor (463) (All Years)
Engine Type: L4-134 “Go-Devil”
Number of Cylinders: 4
Cubic-In. Displacement: 134.22 CID (2199.53 cc)
Horsepower: 60 hp (45 kW) @ 4000 rpm
Torque: 105 ft-lb. (142 N-m) @2000 rpm
Compression Ratio: 6:48:1
Willys-Overland MB Production Total: 361,339 (Nov. 18, 1941 - Sept. 21, 1945)
One of the first military vehicles mass-produced in the United States, the Willys MB (and Ford GPW) US Army jeep is the culmination of war-time
ingenuity, standardization and strategic personalization for transport of personnel and cargo.
Soon to become the ubiquitous, "world-famous" jeep, the Willys MB and Ford GPW models were very effective on the ground, with many
standardized features such as 6.00x16 tires, 60 honest horsepower at 4,000 rpm, a gasoline can bracket on the left rear,
provisions for trailer lights, spark interference suppression, a blackout light system, twin top bows and sealed spring shackles.
From 1941 to 1945 Willys produced the MB model, the original go-anywhere, do-anything vehicle, which came to be known by its nickname,"Jeep".
Made famous during WWII, Willys produced over 300,000 MB vehicles.
Jeeps were heavily used by every division of the American military,
with 144 Jeeps provided to every infantry regiment in the U.S. Army.
Large numbers of Jeeps were shipped to the Allied Forces of Britain and Russia:
nearly 30% of total Jeep production.
Willys-Overland MB "JEEP"
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The M16 Multiple Gun Motor Carriage, also known as the M16 Half-track and
Nicknamed the "Meat Chopper",This was an American self-propelled anti-aircraft weapon
built during World War II. It was equipped with four 0.5 inch (12.7 mm) M2 Browning machine guns in a M45 Quadmount.
2700 were produced by White Motor Company from May 1943 to March 1944, with 568 M13 MGMCs and 109 T10 Half-tracks
converted into M16s as well.
It was powered by a 128 horsepower (95 kW) White 160AX 386 cubic inch (6,300 cc) 6-cylinder gasoline engine.
It had a compression ratio of 6.3:1 and a 60 US gallon (230 l) fuel tank.
It could reach a top speed of 41.7 mph (67.1 km/h) and a range of 175 miles (282 km) and a power to weight ratio of
15.8 horsepower per tonne.
The M16 Multiple Gun Carriage entered service in early 1944, with the M13 taken out of action soon after.
The M16 was nicknamed "The Meat Chopper" for its deadly firepower,the M16 was famous for downing low-flying aircraft
and was extremely popular with troops.
In addition to its anti-aircraft role, the M16 was used in an infantry support role,
frequently accompanied by the M15 Half-track.
The M16 saw service with U.S. forces in the Italian Campaign, and Operation Overlord, the Battle of Arracourt,
and the Ardennes Offensive in northern Europe