Chevrolet G-7117 w/PARM-1 Type "B" Field Repair Workshop
Chevrolet G-7117, 1½-ton, 4x4, with PARM-1 Type "B" Field Repair Workshop
With 60,000 units delivered, the Chevrolet 1½-ton 4x4 belonged to the Lend-Lease mass deliveries to Russia, as is documented by uncounted war-time photographies showing the truck on the Eastern roads and battlefields.
Having a 145in. wheelbase and the typical GMC military cab, it was produced from 1942 on, without winch as the G-7107 and with winch as G-7117 (shown here).
The Red Army preferred its use as gun towing vehicle and as troop transporter, with the upper cargo side bars converted to seats.
Its chassis was even used as base for the PARM-1 Type "B" Field Repair Workshop, used for field maintenance of combat and auxiliary vehicles, manned by a crew of six and equipped with a 1-ton crane, a vice-bench, a screw-cutter-lathe, a bench-grinder, an electrical drill, a mechanical single-tone press and a generator.
The side-view shows the vehicle with both sides lowered thus providing a larger working space for the crew.

Special thanks to Mr. Alexey Blaschuk, Ukraina, for providing precious informations.


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Last Updated: February 12, 2004