The Command Car WC15
From time a cheif has to order his troops at the ready in the line of fire. He must be able to make progress with this one, but on the entire front entrusted to him. Thus was born the concept of Command car. The command car has been present in all theatres of operations, and from all the belligerents. Among the Americans were Dodge materials who were selected.
Dodge since 1928 is part of the firm Chrysler, which by this purchase, allowing the latter to be able to enter in the very closed circle of Big 3 (Ford, General Motors and Chrysler) The crisis of 1929 leads to a drop in orders for civilian cars , which forced manufacturers to turn to the commands of State both civilian and military. Thus, in 1937 Dodge provided nearly half of vehicles of ½Ton and 1 ton of the Us Army with series VC VC 1 to VC 6. These vehicles are the direct ancestors of the WCs. But it was with the VC 5 that the concept of command car really turn with the vehicle style Pick Up and a mobile windshield. In 1941 the series of WC is launched. 50 versions following.
TheseWC were used for the first time by the British in North Africa. The lessons of the first fights involve changes as lowering the center of gravity and the adoption of wider tires In 1942 born a new model of the Command Car who continued to be called WC despite an inconsistency in the acronyms because W was assigned to the year 1941 and C ½ tons
The model that interests us is the WC 15. The WC 16 was was the model with a winch.2774 were built , which received as chassis number 8676901 to 86794193.
Length 4.19 m
Width 1.97 m
Height 2.07 m
Weighing 2.1 tonnes
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