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TM 9-2800: Standard Military Motor Vehicles
Technical Manual, U.S. War Department, September 1, 1943
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CARRIAGE, MOTOR, 37-MM GUN, M6 (3/4-TON, 4 x 4)

Technical Manuals: TM 9-750A, TM 9-1808A

Parts List: SNL G-121

Manufacturer: Dodge Bros. Corp. (Div. of Chrysler Corp.) Model WC-55.

Armament: One Gun, 37-mm, M3; four Rifles, cal. .30, M1903, with Launcher, grenade.

Ammunition: 80 rounds 37-mm; 18 grenades.

[Carriage, Motor, 37-mm Gun, M6 (3/4-Ton, 4 x 4) WC-55]
RA PD 66373

Classification: Standard

Purpose: To provide mobility for 37-mm antitank gun.

[Diagram of Carriage, Motor, 37-mm Gun, M6 (3/4-Ton, 4 x 4) Dodge WC-55]

Crew  4
WeightNet(lb) 5,850
Payload(lb) 1,200
Gross(lb) 7,050
Boxed for export(lb) 8,900
Shipping dimensions(cu ft) 708, boxed 605(sq ft) 102
Tires—CombatPly 8Size 9.00 x 16
Tread, center to center (in.)  (in.)64 1/2
Track width(in.)12 1/4
Ground clearance(in.) 10 5/8
Ground pressure, tires(lbs per sq in.)40
Electrical system(volts)6
CapacitiesFuel, 70 octane gasoline(gal)30
 Cooling system(qt)17
 Crankcase (refill)(qt)5
Maximum gradability(percent)60
Turning radius (ft)22
Fording depth(in.)35
Maximum vertical obstacle vehicle will climb(in.)12
Angle of approach (deg)36 1/2
Angle of departure(deg)31
Fuel consumption, average conditions(miles per gal)8.0
Cruising range, average conditions(miles)240
Maximum allowable speed(mph)54
ManufacturerDodgeModel T-214
TypeIn-line, 4 cycleNumber of cylinders6
Displacement(cu in.)230.2
Governed speed(rpm)3,200
Brake horsepower 94
Ignition typeBattery
Winch capacity(lb)5,000
Basic chassisWeapons carrier, 3/4-ton, 4 x 4

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