Has anyone ever seen photos like this???

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Has anyone ever seen photos like this???

Post by RedArrow2016 » Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:45 pm

Well here is something you do not see everyday and I got these photos from a friend of mine that had these for quite sometime in his collection and they are real as they get here. But I want to see what everyone has to say about these photographs here. They are dated I think somewhere on the photographs as well. But enjoy and thanks for looking at them and can't wait to see what the word is going to be about this. Take care and many blessings to you all here...
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Post by Mark Tombleson » Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:00 pm

Yes, google MT tug 6x6 and you will find they were in several configurations.

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Post by RedArrow2016 » Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:50 pm

Thanks for sharing that with me here I will check out the link for sure on this. I heard there was a few of them out there just always wanted to know what the numbers are in how many they made.
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Post by nick peters » Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:09 am

I don't have a copy with me. But I'm pretty certain this type of vehicle was depicted in Bart Vandervenes book published in the late 70,s
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Post by RedArrow2016 » Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:12 am

Thanks Nick! I was wondering about the gun on it and did this really happen? Did the Army have this in the field in World War II? Just trying to learn here and it looks like a 37mm gun to me but then again I could be wrong on that. But thanks again...
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Post by nick peters » Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:53 am

Your welcome Red. I don't think the tug got beyond prototype. However i'm pretty sure the dodge was issued. All be it limited. I think your right about it being a 37 cal gun.

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Post by W. Winget » Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:49 am

WC55 Dodge, most were converted back to WC 51/52's following North Africa results of it not being a sufficient weapon to merit the vehicle, the WC62/63 was better suited with the British 6 pdr (US 57mm M1A1) in tow than the lighter M3 37mm gun. The halftrack was the prime mover for the 57mm as well, demonstrating that a 4 wheel vehicle was underrated for the job (I've towed mine I had with a Dodge 3/4T Command Car, and it was a handful, especially braking)

The poor Willys tug went through Prototype testing, and it's curious that the front bumper and tires have seen So much wear and tear, it likely got shipped around to different posts by rail (Aberdeen, Knox, maybe Tx. or Ca. as well) for testing and as such was worn a little (lot), but then they may have simply used a slat grill as a test bed and just taken a functional vehicle out of service to chop up and rig the frame and such for the prototype shown here, hence no repaint like a factory issue vehicle would show.
My bet the tug ended up losing the gun mount back into inventory and eventually used around a post for light duty runs till they stripped it for parts or let it go at surplus sales.
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Post by Mark Jesic » Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:17 am

Cool photos, and thanks for posting.

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Post by RedArrow2016 » Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:12 pm

I thought they were cool and that is why I thought I would share them with people here on the G, I thought this might turn a few heads here especially with the 37mm gun on the front of it.
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