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Chevrolet WB 30cwt w/canvas
Chevy 30cwt close 1
Role Transport
Operators United Kingdom
Canada
Australia
Free France
No. of positions 5
Position 1 Driver
Position 2 Passenger
Position 3 Passenger
Position 4 Passenger
Position 5 Passenger
Abilities Heal IconRepair IconAmmo Icon
Chevrolet WB 30cwt w/o canvas
Chevy 30cwt 1
Role Transport
Operators United Kingdom
Canada
Australia
Free France
No. of positions 5
Position 1 Driver
Position 2 Passenger
Position 3 Passenger
Position 4 Passenger
Position 5 Passenger
Abilities Heal IconRepair IconAmmo Icon
Chevrolet WB 30cwt LRDG
Chevy 30cwt lrdg
Role Reconnaissance, Patrole
Operators United Kingdom
Canada
Australia
No. of positions 4
Position 1 Driver
Position 2 7,7mm machine gun
Position 3 7,7mm machine gun
Position 4 12,7mm machine gun
Chevrolet WB 30cwt 2-pdr Portee
Chevy 30cwt portee 1
Role Anti-tank vehicle
Operators United Kingdom
Canada
Australia
No. of positions 3
Position 1 Driver
Position 2 7,7mm machine gun
Position 3 40mm anti-tank gun

Chevrolet WB 30cwt is a Canadian light utility truck.

DescriptionEdit

In World War 2, Canadian factories build large numbers of standardised trucks for the Commonwealth armies. They were divided in two main branches: The CMP vehicles (Canadian Military Patttern), which were made especially for military use, and the MCP vehicles (Modified Conventional Pattern), which were civilian vehicles adopted for military use. Among the latter was the Chevrolet 1533X2 1,5-ton 4x2 truck, which became most famous in service with the Long Range Desert Group (LRDG) of the British Army. Heavily armed with machine guns it served in a wide variety of roles such as reconnaissance, observation of enemy movements deep within enemy territory as well as exploring attack and resupply lines for Allied troops. Named the Chevrolet 30cwt, the truck was mostly used in North Africa, but also in Italy and the Balkans. It also saw service as an unarmed supply and utility vehicle around the world. A special variant of the truck was the Chevrolet 30cwt Portee, which carried a rearward firing 2-pdr. anti-tank gun on its truck bed.

In Battlegroup42, the Chevrolet 30cwt appears in several variants: As unarmed truck (with or without canvas), as LRDG-like armed vehicle with machine guns and as a portee with QF 2-pounder gun. It was also used as a generic military truck for other allied armies.

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