Chevrolet Type C15A 1:16 Truck Conversion Scale SetSeptember 7, 2018
The Ford and Chevrolet trucks shared a standard cab design. Which evolved over the years of production. The first (designed at Ford by Sid Swallow), second and third cab designs were called No. 11, 12 and 13, respectively. The final No. 13 cab, an entirely Canadian design made from late 1941 until the end of the war. Had the two flat panes of the windshield angled slightly downward to minimize the glare from the sun and to avoid causing strong reflections that would be observable from aircraft. The Chevrolet-built CMP trucks had a 215 cu in (3.5 L), 85 bhp (63.4 kW) straight-6 overhead-valve engine. An American-made 270 cu in (4.4 L) GMC straight-6 engine powered the C60X 3-ton truck.
Chevrolet Type C15A
The #Chevrolet Type #C15A is a 15cwt general service truck. Produced from #1941 in vast numbers by the Canadian motor industry to a British specification.. The letters CMP stand for Canadian #Military Pattern. In all, Canada produced more than 857,000 vehicles for service in World War II. Including the ubiquitous Chevrolet. Many types were produced including water tankers, personnel carriers and radio vans.
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1935, the British government
|As early as 1935, the British government had begun to make inquiries as to Canada’s potential as a manufacturing base for a wide variety of war-related goods. By 1937, Ford of #Canada was working on developing a 15 cwt truck for military service, based on a very loose set of design parameters furnished through government channels by the British. A year later the program had accelerated, #General Motors of Canada was now also heavily involved. The War was on the horizon, and all parties were desperate to standardise a new series of military vehicles which would be acceptable in #British service, but designed for Canadian manufacturing processes.|
|The result of these desperate (and unusual!) collaborative efforts was the Canadian Military Pattern truck. Prototypes were undergoing rigorous testing by 1939, and all-out production by 1940.|
|By September 1st, 1945, Canada had produced almost 410,000 #CMP vehicles alone, togther with 306,000 modified conventional types, over 50,000 armoured vehicles, and over 91,000 civilian vehicles modified for military service.|