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1942 Chevrolet Heavy-Duty

1942 Chevrolet Heavy-Duty in Unbroken, Movie, 2014 IMDB

Class: Trucks, Simple truck — Model origin: US — Built in: AU

1942 Chevrolet Heavy-Duty

[*][*] Minor action vehicle or used in only a short scene

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big dave VA

2015-05-27 13:58

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1941 Chevrolet

eLMeR FM

2015-05-28 16:00

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1941-47 heavy-duty Chevrolet Art Deco. No painting on the grille would indicate a 1942-45 "war" model. There were no 2-ton before 1946, so if it is an accurate 1942-45 model, this one should be a 1½ton Heavy-Duty truck.
It seems to be based on a factory platform version.

As 1942 model, and depending on the wheelbase, it has a MR or a MS Chevrolet code. As platform, it could also have a 4108, a 4408 or a 4418 model code.

-- Last edit: 2015-05-28 16:00:52

Gag Halfrunt UK

2015-05-28 20:16

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This scene is set in Japan (look at the posters), so it's playing the role of a Japanese military truck.

The film was shot in Australia, so was it built locally?
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eLMeR FM

2015-05-28 23:29

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I saw the posters and the guards, but I thought at first it was "just" a US truck of the post-war occupying troops in Japan. But I see also the RHD now... Are they really supposed to be Japanese military trucks??? It's more likely the 1945-52 era, with the Cadillac on the other side of the street...

I'll search a bit about Holden made Chevrolet trucks, as said by nzcarnerd. I trust almost no one without external source, not even myself :D

-- Last edit: 2015-05-28 23:32:29

eLMeR FM

2015-05-29 00:42

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I didn't find a lot of informations about war time Chevrolet trucks made in Australia, but I did only a quick search. The Classic Holden Cars site says:
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Holden's wartime workforce, peaking at 12,000 in 1942, operates from seven plants nationwide and turns out supplies for Australian and US armed forces.
Items produced include aero and marine engines, aero assemblies, marine craft, and over 200 types of vehicles, among them ambulances, armoured cars and Blitz trucks. Armaments production includes field, anti-tank and anti-aircraft guns, bomb shells and torpedo engines.


So with a movie made in Australia, this truck has indeed a high probability of being a Build in Australia one ;)
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For the record, I also found details about pre-war Chevrolet trucks made on CKD basis in the Dutch East Indies (Indonesia) for the Dutch East Indies Army (K.N.I.L.). This page shows (among other vehicles) 1941+ Chevrolet trucks of the K.N.I.L. used locally by Japanese troops during WWII, most probably as spoils of war.
The page shows also an ex-K.N.I.L. 1938 Chevrolet truck captured from the Japanese Imperial Arm by the Australian army... A kind of game of musical chairs? :D

-- Last edit: 2015-05-29 00:43:24

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