M107 Trailer, Tank: Water, 1 1/2 Ton, 2-Wheel, 400 Gallon

The M107 water trailers are based on the M102 Chassis, Trailer, used to transport, store and distribute drinking water in the field. The M107 water trailers were introduced in the 1950s, equipped with 9:00x20 tires to match the M211 2 1/2 ton truck and other cargo trucks. With the same tires, the combination truck and trailer would ride at the same height.

The elliptic cross-section aluminium tank has a capacity of 400 US gallons (1,514 L). The trailer has a hand pump and a 25 foot (7.62 M) suction hose for filling. Fenders and extensions provide table surfaces when serving water.

The M107 trailer may be completely submerged when fording when towed by a towing vehicle with an air supply. The M107A1 has a cover plate over the piping between the two welded metal tap boxes at the front of the tank. The M107A2 employs two hydraulic wheel cylinders for each wheel service brake. The M107 trailer has a rear support leg and hand pump unit, both eliminated on the M107A1 and M107A2.

Drawing of M107A1 Trailer, Tank: Water, 1 1/2 Ton, 2-Wheel, 400 Gallon, from TM 43-0001-31, Page 7-28
Drawing of M107A1 Trailer, Tank: Water, 1 1/2 Ton, 2-Wheel, 400 Gallon, from TM 43-0001-31, Page 7-28.

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M107 Trailer, Tank: Water, 1 1/2 Ton, 2-Wheel, 400 Gallon (G-754)

The manuals for the M107 water trailer are TM 9-8226 (April 1955) and ORD 7-8 SNL G-754 (1954). These manuals cover all the 1 1/2 ton two wheel trailers of the time. The manuals were replaced by TM 9-2330-213-14&P.

Variants of the M017 Trailer, Tank, Water: 1-1/2 Ton, 2-Wheel, 400-Gallon:

  • M107A1 (NSN 2330-00-835-8633)
  • M107A2 (NSN 2330-00-141-8049)
  • M107A2C (NSN 2330-00-542-5688

Characteristics of the Trailer, Tank: Water, 1 1/2 Ton, 2-Wheel, 400 Gallon M107

Net weight 2,380 lbs
Max gross wt 5,380 lbs
Total length 160 in
Total width 87.25 in
Lunette height 30.25 in
Ground clearance 16.125 in
Height to top of tank 76.75 in

Note: Table based on the M107A1 variant.

M107 Trailer, Tank: Water, 1 1/2 Ton, 2-Wheel, 400 Gallon pulled by a Canadian forces truck up the loading ramp of a C-5 Galaxy aircraft, Canadian Forces Base, Trenton, Ontario, 15 August 1988.   The Canadian troops were deployed as part of a United Nations-sponsored peacekeeping force monitoring the cease-fire between Iran and Iraq
M107 Trailer, Tank: Water, 1 1/2 Ton, 2-Wheel, 400 Gallon pulled by a Canadian forces truck up the loading ramp of a C-5 Galaxy aircraft, Canadian Forces Base, Trenton, Ontario, 15 August 1988. The Canadian troops were deployed as part of a United Nations-sponsored peacekeeping force monitoring the cease-fire between Iran and Iraq.

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