Specific: Received along with
the WC 51
as part of the American MDAP short after WW II. A small amount of the
delivered vehicles was the Canadian build T236 which were
produced in 1944 to 1945. Apart from the slightly larger
engine (3.868 cm3 (236 cubic inches)) it only differs
from the WC 51 in detail.
Typical role was Command and Control, Cargo Carrier and
tractor for a 120 mm mortar.
Historical: The T214 series, which the WC 52
3/4-ton truck is part of, was Dodge´s successor to the
1/2-ton models with whom it shared a 80 % parts
Prototypes of this new series were produced by both
Chrysler Corporation and Ford in late 1941, but it was
Chrysler´s Dodge Division which were awarded the
contract, producing the trucks at the Mound Road plant in
It was the first Dodge truck to be designed from scratch
for military purposes.
Almost 34.000 WC 51 & WC 52 were produced between
1942 and 1945. Total production figures of the complete
T214 range exceeds 250.000.
Length: 4.47 m (176 inches).
Width: 2.10 m (83 inches).
Height: 2.15 m (85 inches).
Weight: 3.307 kg (7.350 lb.).
Engine: Dodge T214 6-cylinder, 3.772 cm3 (230 cubic
inches) displacement, liquid cooled, carburettor.
Horsepower: 92 at 3.200 rpm.
Transmission: 4-speed, type New Process.
Transfer case: Single-speed, type New Process.
Electrical system: 6 or 12 volt, negative ground.
Tyres: 9.00 - 16.
without preparation: 0.8 m (34 inches).
with deep water fording kit: N/A.
Fuel type: Petrol.
Fuel capacity: 136 liter (30 gallons).
Range: 384 km (240 miles).
Additional: 2.5 ton Braden winch, type
Dodge WC 52 (Telephone Maintenance) (48 kb).