The Ford GTB, called the “Burma Jeep”, was produced during World War II and used primarily by the U.S. Navy and the Marine Corps in the Pacific and China-Burma-India Theatres of War. Its ordinance standard nomenclature number was G-622. Ford produced this low silhouette, short and maneuverable GTB, in five models. Two models were mounted with a crane to be used as bomb-service trucks. These vehicles were produced with or without a 10,000 lb. Garwood or Braden front mounted winch. Total production of all models was over 15,000 units.

This particular vehicle, a very rare 1942 Cargo Truck version, was donated to the Minnesota Wing of the Commemorative Air Force in 1983 by famous Minnesota aviator Chuck Doyle, who used it as a snow plow on his personal airstrip in Eagan, MN. Volunteers of the Wing spent four years performing a ground-up restoration of the Burma Jeep.

Specifications

  • Capacity: 1 1/2 Ton
  • Tires: 8-Ply 7.5" X 20"
  • Weight: 7,250 GVW
  • Max. Computed Gradability: 42.23%
  • Turning Radius: 32 Ft.
  • Max. Depth Fording: 25"
  • Fuel Consumption: 9 MPG (loaded)
  • Allowable Speed: 45 MPH
  • Engine: Ford L-Head, 6 cylinder
  • Displacement: 225.8 Cu. In.
  • Horsepower: 90.7 bhp
  • Transmission: 4-Speed (Non-Synchromesh) with 2-Speed Transfer Case