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Pineville in Rapides Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

M37 Dodge Weapons Carrier

United States

— Production---1951-1968 —

 
 
M37 Dodge Weapons Carrier Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, April 21, 2022
1. M37 Dodge Weapons Carrier Marker
Inscription.  
Type: ¾ Ton 4x4 Truck
Manufacturer: Dodge
Date of Delivery: August, 1951
Weight: 5,917 lbs (2.9 ton)
Engine: Dodge T-245 Straight-six cylinder 78 horsepower
Max Speed: 55mph Operational Range: 225 miles
Number Built: about 63,000

The M37 was the follow-up to Dodge's successful WC series in World War II. After being used extensively by the United States armed forces during the Korean War, it was replaced in the 1970s by the commercial truck based 1¼ ton M715 and M880 series. Between 1951 and 1954 about 63,000 of this model were made. Post 1970, it was common to encounter these vehicles in government auctions and in use by civilian agencies.
The Dodge Weapons Carrier was used by both the regular Army, and National Guard units as the standard support vehicle for movement of light weapons and supplies.
SN: 80010027; Object ID# 666921
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryRoads & Vehicles.
 
Location. 31° 22.201′ N, 92° 24.248′ W. Marker
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is in Pineville, Louisiana, in Rapides Parish. Marker is on E Street near 3rd Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pineville LA 71360, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. M19A1 "Duster" (here, next to this marker); Willys M38A1 Truck "Jeep" (here, next to this marker); M56 Self-Propelled Anti-Tank Gun (a few steps from this marker); M2 155mm Field Gun (a few steps from this marker); M113A2 Armored Personnel Carrier (a few steps from this marker); M4A3 "Sherman" Tank (a few steps from this marker); D-7 Bulldozer (within shouting distance of this marker); Caterpillar No. 33 Pull Grader (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pineville.
 
More about this marker. Streets given are inside Camp Beauregard. Located on the grounds of the Louisiana National Guard, Camp Beauregard base. The Louisiana Maneuvers & Military Museum is located on site. Highly recommend checking before a visit to make sure base/museum is opened and accessible to civilians, as it is an active military base.
 
M37 Dodge Weapons Carrier Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, April 21, 2022
2. M37 Dodge Weapons Carrier Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 19, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 19, 2022, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 262 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 19, 2022, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.

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