Walter Trucks are not my specialty, this is info gleaned from other sources and far more knowledgeable persons that I'm sharing here to ease in identification and sharing whereabouts of endangered trucks, or finding parts or just identifying photographs etc. (and I can't guarrantee 100% accuracy, but trying):
WALTER MODEL- First letter is cab type:
F = First cab used, set back and 72" wide.
A = Cab advanced forward 18" and is 90" wide
N = New cab that is 94" wide
C = Standard cab with Allison transmission?
Second letter is Engine type:
C = Cummins Diesel (NH-220, NHRS-6-B etc.)
D = Detroit Diesel
F = Ford
E, G, W, Z = Waukesha (140-GZ, 145 GKB, WAKC etc.)
X = Hercules HXE (935, Walter uses downdraft where Linn used updraft carb/manifold)
Third letter is Chassis/Axle type:
M = 28,000 GVW
K = 32,000
B = 36,000
R = 42,000
U = 54,000
G = 4:1 ratio for crash trucks, etc.?
Fourth letter is for wheelbase:
A = under 126"
D = Dumper 126"
S = Standard 138"
L = Long, anything over 138" (150, 162 or 174) - Note underbody scrapers required long wheelbase costing $100 extra on the 1950 price list.
Also note the first two digits of serial number is year of production (ex a 35558 serial number = built in 1935). If truck has Frink equip[ment mounted you can sometimes determine the age by Frink letter code (listed elsewhere).
Consultant on all things Linn tractor/Trailer/Van made in Morris or Oneonta, NY, and can email data, analyze photos, parts recognition etc. And general fan of old snowplow and logging equipment.