Specific: Received along with
WC 51/WC52 and WC 56 as part of the American MDAP in the 1950´s. Only 3 vehicles
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
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
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
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.
Tyres: 9.00 - 16.
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).