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Dodge WC54 Ambulance

Dodge WC54 Ambulance Book Review

By David L. Veres

Date of Review October 2022 Title Dodge WC54 Ambulance
Author Fabien Raud Publisher Casemate
Published 2022 ISBN 9781636242132
Format 160 pages, hardbound MSRP (USD) $37.95


Part of the legendary “WC” range of versatile military trucks, the 3/4-ton Dodge WC54 Ambulance remains an icon of America’s wartime manufacturing muscle, planning, and production.

Over 26,000 of the rugged, reliable, field-serviceable vehicles saw widespread WWII, Korea, and postwar use.

Now Fabien Raud – having restored his own example – pens a personal panegyric to WC54s in this compact, picture-packed chronicle. Part of the Casemate Illustrated range, Raud’s handy, 160-page hardback comes replete with WC54 details – bumper-to-bumper, inside-and-out.

Steele yourself for massive measures of minutiae. And prepare yourself for lots of eye-candy.

Like period photos – both color and B&W. And close-ups – vintage and current. Plenty of diorama ideas here!

Raud also provides original manufacturer drawings, equipment storage shots, tech-manual art, interior images, chassis details, and much, much more.

Truck modelers and enthusiasts will love it. Variants. Mechanics. Markings regulations. Even Dodge spare parts packaging. They’re all here.


With thanks to Casemate Publishing for the review copy!