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WAR DEPARTMENT

JOINT PRODUCTION OF THE
COMMANDING GENERAL
ARMY GROUND FORCES
              AND THE
         SIGNAL CORPS
                   1942

THE TRUCK 1/4 TON 
               4x4
    DESCRIPTION
             AND
 CHARACTERISTICS

The truck, 1/4 ton, 4x4 is an
unarmored vehicle designed
for reconnaissance, messenger,
and maintenance service

The truck, 1/4 ton, 4x4, (FRONT VIEW)

The truck, 1/4 ton, 4x4, (LEFT SIDE VIEW)

The truck, 1/4 ton, 4x4, (REAR VIEW)

The truck, 1/4 ton, 4x4 (TOP VIEW)

Top is folded under right front seat when not in use

Caution plate on instrument panel indicates
authorized maximum road speed in each
gear position

Gasoline, oil, and water capacity allows a
normal day of operation without a refill

Cruising Range
Total- 300 miles

Standard tools and equipment carried by the truck
1/4 ton, 4x4


The instrument panel

A four cylinder, water cooled gasoline engine
of 60 horsepower

The power train

The transmission

The transfer case

Gear shift diagram

The rear and front differentials

The rear suspension

The front suspension

Steering linkage

When the truck, 1/4 ton, is equipped with four
wheel steer, the front wheels turn 15 degrees
before the back wheels turn

The hydraulic brake system

The parking brake system

The truck, 1/4 ton, 4x4 can be used as a mount
for the caliber .50 or caliber .30 machine gun

The truck, 1/4 ton, 4x4 with crew and equipment

The truck, 1/4 ton, 4x4, has superior
cross-country mobility

Due to low silhouette, this vehicle is excellent
for reconnaissance

As seen from the front, the superiority of this
vehicle, over other types, for reconnaissance
is demonstrated

The climbing ability of this vehicle helps materially
in reconnaissance

The truck, 1/4 ton, 4x4 will ford streams
up to 20 inches in depth

The truck, 1/4 ton, 4x4 as a prime mover
can tow loads up to 1000 pounds

The cross-country mobility is limited in the
towed loads

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