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Chevrolet C 60 X, 6 x 6, 6 V (Front view, right side)

 
 

Front view, right side

Picture courtesy of Henrik Clausen, Copenhagen

 

Danish Army Specific: The Chevrolet C 60 X was delivered as a part of the Canadian aid program (MDAP) between 1951 - 1955. Typical role for the C 60 X was workshop- or sparepart-van with Lindsay-type body (shown).
Also delivered with
GS-body (81 kb).
Historical
: The C 60 X is member of the family of trucks known as Canadian Military Pattern or CMP truck. The CMP truck was built by both General Motors Canadian division and Ford of Canada and was also partly manufactured or assembled in Australia, New Zealand, India, Egypt and Britain. They were made in 4 x 2, 4 x 4, 6 x 4 and 6 x 6 versions in at least six different wheel bases with four different load ratings. They had two major cab types with numerous sub-types and a huge array of different rear bodies were fitted to them. Many parts were interchangeable between the Ford and the Chevrolet build models.
More than 350.000 CMP trucks were produced through the war and many were exported to Russia.
General Motors in Canada undertook the development of the C60X, which were prototyped in 1941 using the cab 12, but all production versions were cab 13.
2.710 of the C 60 X were produced from 1942 - 1944.
Length: 6.44 m (251 inches).
Width: 2.28 m (88 inches).
Height: 3.25 m (126 inches).
Weight: 8.725 kg (40.500 lb.).
Engine
: GMC 270 6-cylinder, 4.420 cm3 (270 cubic inches) displacement, liquid cooled, carburettor.
Horsepower: 104 at 3.400 rpm.
Transmission: 4-speed gearbox.
Transfer case: 2 speed.
Electrical system: 6 volt, negative ground.
Brakes: Hydraulic, vacuum assisted.
Tyres: 11.00 - 20.
Fording depth:
without preparation: N/A.
with deep water fording kit: N/A.
Fuel type: Petrol.
Fuel capacity: 110 liter (24 gallons).
Range: N/A.
Crew: N/A.
Additional: Drop sides could be lowered and used as tables or workbenches. Shelter mounted Schwingfeuer heater was probably a local modification.


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