Chevrolet Blitz Sighting In Australia

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From Chris W. – G’day, this Blitz is just down from my mechanic’s workshop in Dayboro, Australia. Its a Chevrolet Blitz, from the stovebolt six residing under the rusty floor. The correct title is “CMP’, for Canadian Military Pattern. This one has the number 13 cab, and the C 30 chassis, guessed by the wheelbase. My mechanic tells me its been beside the road for a decade or more.  Someone at least keeps the tyres inflated!

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Comments

  1. JW

    Very interesting piece of equipment. Looks like some of the heavy equipment I seen on a History channel documentary where the military was building the Alaskan highway.

  2. Howard A Member

    A what, now? Never heard of this vehicle, although, have never been to Britain, Canada, or Australia. Apparently, they aren’t rare, as Wiki claims like 870,000 were made. Actually, in nice condition, these look pretty cool. Check it out. This is what they looked like. http://www.slv.vic.gov.au/pictoria/a/3/9/im/a39664.jpg

  3. jeffryh

    Both Ford and Chevy made the CMP trucks for the British commonwealth, there were some subtle differences between them but they looked related, like the US military trucks did during WW2. These are one of my favorite style of Military truck, not to many left though.

  4. 1969Deuce

    Those are NDT military tires. Like this truck.

    • grant

      What is NDP? Not being snarky, I really don’t know what that means.

      • Kevin

        Non Directional Tires. Military issue. Keeps the enemy guessing which way you were headed.

  5. 1969Deuce

    NDT (Non-Directional Tread). NDCC (Non-Directional Cross Country) They look nearly identical except that the NDT has clear lines on the shoulder of the tread. Good off road, not so wonderful in rain.

  6. Juan

    Here in Argentina there was a huge number of them bougth after WW II, you can find som now, they are bulletproof!

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