Dodge WC Light Truck
The Dodge WC Series was a prolific range of light 4WD and medium military utility trucks, produced by Dodge / Fargo during WW II. Together with the 1/4 ton Jeeps produced by Willys and Ford, the Dodge 1⁄2-tons and 3⁄4-tons made up nearly all of the light trucks supplied to the U.S. Army in WW II – with Dodge contributing some 337,500 4WD units– over half as many of these as the jeep. Contrary to the versatility of the highly standardized jeep, which was mostly achieved through field modification, the Dodge WC-series came in many purpose-built variants from the factory. The WC series evolved out of, and was part of a more extended family of trucks, with great mechanical parts commonality, that included open- and closed-cab cargo and weapons carriers, command cars, reconnaissance vehicles, telephone installation trucks, panel vans, carryalls, ambulances and mobile workshops.