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Ford G8T Trucks

This is a very specific and narrow topic but it's one that I find personally interesting since I own a 1942 Ford 2G8T truck. Many people will assume this model of truck is a 1946/7 truck due to the grill design and the inset headlights. This is because that is when they were widely released on the civilian market. However, beginning in 1941 Ford began to release the G8T truck. These trucks were sent extensively to the Soviet Union through the Lend-lease program.  The British Commonwealth used these quite frequently in a variety of roles. Of course, the US military used huge numbers of G8T trucks as well. Inevitably these trucks fell into the hands of the Germans. The Germans prefered to use Captured Ford trucks above all others due to the compatibility with the Ford trucks produced in Germany and in other occupied countries and the easy availability of spare parts. 

These photographs and information were taken from a number of online sources and auction sites.  They are presented here for educational purposes.  

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