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Danish Army Specific: Received along with WC 51/WC52 and WC 56 as part of the American MDAP in the 1950´s. Only 3 vehicles delivered.
Historical
: The T214 series, which the WC 54 3/4-ton ambulance is part of, was Dodge´s successor to the 1/2-ton models. Some 23.000 WC 54 ambulances was produced by Wayne Works, Richmond, Indiana between 1942 and 1944.
The vehicles were delivered to Wayne as a chassis/cab with the bonnet and radiator, front wings, scuttle, windscreen and doors in place. Wayne constructed the entire body aft of the fire wall, as well as supplying the ambulance interior fittings.
Accommodation in rear for 4 stretchers or 6 sitting patients. Rear springs were changed in order to give a smoother ride.
Deliveries of the ambulance began in May 1942 and the design was standardised on 23 October 1942.
Supplied in small numbers to the British Army under lend-lease.
Length: 4.93 m (194 inches).
Width: 1.98 m (78 inches).
Height: 2.29 m (90 inches).
Weight: 3.474 kg (7.720 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 volt, negative ground.
Brakes: Hydraulic.
Tyres: 9.00 - 16.
Fording depth:
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).
Crew: 2.
Additional: N/A.


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