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Entering another East European town

Side by side with the Ford GPA


Ford G8T ("Ford-6"), 1½-ton, 4x2, Cargo

Equipped with a 158in. wheelbase and the common 144in. by 80 in. cargo body, the Ford G8T was by far the most numerous commercial 1.5t 4x2 truck and was delivered to Russia under the Lend-Lease Act from 1943 on.

Together with his civilian ancestor, the 2G8T, from which he differed in the engine type and some minor modifications, the total amount of delivery sums up to 61,000, making the »Ford-6« the second most delivered truck.

Like with most modern western vehicles, often technical problems arose due to the high compression and the pure Russian fuel quality.


Entering Czechoslovakia in May 1945 with a Polish unit

Above and left bottom : Early variant with Stake platform and unprotected lamps

Platoon of AT rifle gunners on a stake platform

Mixed crew on a standard wooden cargo body

Destroyed !


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