Chevy Silverado 1500 4x4

The pickup truck has long been a mainstay of American byways and highways, used and respected by farmers, construction workers and small-business owners. Chevy's full-size truck recently adopted the name Silverado, which was previously an upscale trim level. The Silverado burns 8.3 gallons of gasoline per hour. Visibility is good.


Subassemblies: Body +4, 4 Off-Road wheels +0.

Powertrain: 236-kW improved all-wheeled drivetrain with 236-kW improved standard gasoline engine, 2,000-kWs lead acid battery.

Fuel: 34 gallons gasoline (Fire 11).

Occupancy: 1 NCS, 1 NPS, 3 CPS.

Cargo: 75.5 cf (open).


Armor F RL B T U

All: 3/5 3/5 3/5 3/5 3/5



Body: Receive-only radio; 2 airbags (NCS and NPS); 5-man environmental control.



Size: 20.7'x6.7'x6.1' Payload: 0.82 tons Lwt.: 3.5 tons

Volume: 515 cf. Maint.: 109 hours Price: $41,733


HT: 12. HPs: 300 Body, 93 each Wheel.


gSpeed: 98 gAccel: 7 gDecel: 15 gMR: 0.5 gSR: 4

Ground Pressure Moderate. 1/3 Off-Road speed.


Design Notes:

Body is 435 cf; wheels are 80 cf. Structure is Light, Standard. It has improved brakes. Armor is cheap metal. Mechanical controls. Empty weight is 5,362 lbs. Calculated gSpeed was 105 mph. Real-world weight and cost were used for performance calculations. The Open Cargo space can hold double the listed value if loaded above the interior height of the bed. List price for a 2008 model is $33,345.



The truck is available with a smaller standard cab (2-door; 2-3 occupants) and a larger crew cab (4-door, 5-6 occupants). It is also available with a standard box (60.7 cf) and short box (53.2 cf) which are both smaller than the long box in this design. It can also be equipped with a 5,000-lb. capacity hitch.


From the Aerodrome for GURPS

2008 by Jim Antonicic