Vehicle Identification - Type A: WWII WC 1/2 Ton 4x4 (1941-1942)

WWII WC 1/2 TON 4X4 

Years mfg. 1941-42  


Main distinguishing features:

  • Rounded front military vertical bar grill
  • Forward sloping hood with vertical hood side louvers
  • Rectangular stamped metal “Dodge” name plates on either side of hood
  • Butterfly style hood must be opened to fill radiator
  • Single speed transfer case
  • 4.89 axle gear ratio
  • 218 & 230 flathead 6 cylinder engines


    WC 1/2 ton Closed Cab; WC1; WC5; WC12; WC14; WC40


    WC 1/2 ton Command Car: WC6; WC15; WC23;
    Winch Models: WC7; WC24;

    Radio Models: WC8; WC16; WC25;

    The WC 1/2 Ton 4x4 tends to be one of the more difficult ones to positively identify model #’s. With essentially only one year of production, over 30 different models were produced: WC1, WC3, WC4, WC5, WC6, WC7, WC8, WC9, WC10, WC11, WC12, WC13, WC14, WC15, WC16, WC17, WC18, WC19, WC21, WC22, WC23, WC24, WC25, WC26, WC27, WC36, WC39, WC40, WC41, WC42, WC43 & WC50.  Many body styles were available, including: closed cab and chassis, closed cab pickup, command car, radio command car, carryall, ambulance, panel truck, telephone maintenance, open cab pickup and some winch models. Production was broken into 3 series, denoted by a 4 digit engineering code as the first part of the engine serial number, stamped on the left side of the block just below the head.



    • First Series WWI WC 1/2 Ton:  T-207

    • includes models WC1 thru WC11 mfg. 1941

    Additional Distinguishing Features: civilian square gauges, front black out marker lights mount on headlights, 11" rear brake drums.


    • Second Series

    T-211-includes models WC12 thru WC20 mfg. 1941-42
    Additional Distinguishing Features: civilian square gauges, front black out marker lights mount on fenders, 2 piece chassis wiring harness uses round bakelite junction block mounted on drivers side of the firewall. 14" rear brake drums.


    • Third Series

    T-215-includes models WC21 through WC43 mfg. 1942
    Additional Distinguishing Features: round standard military gauges, 14" rear brake drums.



    The rare pre-war 1940 VC 1/2 ton 4x4 series is included in this section for simplicity. There was also a civilian 1940 VC 2WD 1/2 ton that can be found in our 1939-47 2WD Vehicle Identification1939-47 2WD Parts Section.

     These trucks are quite collectible and hundreds are currently under restoration or in use all over the world.

    The 1/2 WC 4x4 saw mainly stateside service during World War II and therefore are scarce outside the United States. Parts availability is excellent at Vintage Power Wagons for these unique vehicles.