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1941 Ford GP T14 37mm GMC

1941 Ford GP T14 37mm GMC in Five Graves to Cairo, Movie, 1943 IMDB

Class: Cars, Off-road / SUV — Model origin: US

1941 Ford GP T14 37mm GMC

[*][*] Minor action vehicle or used in only a short scene

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Jale PL

2012-01-05 22:55

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"German" vehicle...

kegare JP

2012-01-05 23:01

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Made for movie based on a Willys?

4x4peru US

2012-01-06 03:49

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Looks like made for movie based on a Willys MB. Add two dummy rear axles and drive it off the front wheels! Brilliantly easy.

Kooshmeister US

2012-01-06 05:20

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Not made for movie, an actual vehicle, the GP T14 37mm GMC: /vehicles_make-Ford_model-GP+T14+37mm+GMC.html

It is the third one on the site.

2491tj wrote a very very very very very rare example of a WW2 US 6x6 Ford MT Tug , based on a lengthened and converted Ford Jeep chassis..it cant be the Willys version as only 6 were built on the willys jeep chassis.
The MT Tug was built in 1941 experimentally for units of the US Armys Tank Destroyer Command as a light fast vehicle capable of mounting the 37mm anti tank gun..unfortunately series production of this Jeep was not eventually authorised as the gun needed two people to operate it, and the vehicle with gun fitted, could only carry two men...so the driver had to act as gunner, which did not make the vehicle a good idea operationally,also the gun was mounted very low in the rear body on a pivot which meant the crew had to stand in the open to operate the gun,and the steering column had to be slightly altered from its normal Jeep position to take in account the 360 degree swing of the gun barrel...this condemned the whole project. ..the whole idea was dropped in favour of mounting the gun on the larger WC Dodge chassis (the WC series was already in quantity production and the WC was roomier and required hardly any modification to mount the gun on its rear body)....some MT Tugs were also converted into small armoured versions, but again, none saw service.
None ever saw action.The designation of the vehicle (even tho there is no gun fitted to the one in the picture) should read "Carriage,Motor 37mm Gun T13 Ford"...the rarer Willys version was the T14..the pic represents a very rare Jeep indeed.


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4x4peru US

2012-01-07 02:13

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Excellent! Thank you for the clarification.

JavierDiesel ES

2012-11-24 16:36

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Most impressive to see that prototype in a movie! I couldn't believe my eyes the first tiem I saw the film.

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