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M-416 1/4 Ton Trailer

The M-416 1/4 Ton Trailer was commonly used with the M-151 series jeeps. It followed the general design of the World War II Willys MB-T (and Bantam T3) 1/4 trailer and the post-war M-100 1/4 ton trailer. The main visual difference is the square top fenders on the M-416 trailer vs. round fenders on its predecessors.

M151A2 jeep with M416 trailer, Operation CAX 1-2-82, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, CA, November 1981
M151A2 jeep with M416 trailer, Operation CAX 1-2-82, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, CA, November 1981.

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Trailer, Cargo: 1/4-Ton, 2-Wheel, M416 (G857)

The M416 was produced in variants M-416 and M-416A1 as the 1/4-ton cargo trailer for the M-151 series jeeps. The M-416 manual for Operation and Maintenance is TM 9-2330-251-14&P dated September 1990 and titled:

OPERATOR'S, ORGANIZATIONAL, DIRECT SUPPORT,
AND GENERAL SUPPORT MAINTENANCE MANUAL
(INCLUDING REPAIR PARTS AND SPECIAL TOOLS LISTS)
FOR
TRAILER, CARGO: l/4-TON, 2-WHEEL
M416 (NSN 2330-00-706-5495)
AND
M416A1 (NSN 2330-01-046-2855)

This manual supersedes TM 9-2330-251-14&P, dated 25 October 1985.

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M416 1/4-ton trailer, towed by M151 jeep, at the US Marine Corps Mechanized Museum, Camp Pendleton, CA.
US Marine M151A2 jeeps with M416 trailers are lined up waiting to be loaded aboard the amphibious transport dock USS DUBUQUE (LPD-8) during exercise Team Spirit 82, White Beach State, Okinawa, Japan, April 1982.
Marines take cover behind vehicles during street fighting in Operation Hue City, Vietnam, 5 February 1968.  Center is M151A1 jeep with USMC fording equipment and M416 1/4-ton trailer.  At center right, appears to be an M35 2 1/2-ton 6x6 cargo truck.
Marines in an M-151A2 1/4 Ton jeep with M416 trailer meet a CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopter, Exercise Agile Sword 86, Naval Air Station, Pensacola, FL, 22 May 1986.
M151A2 jeeps (some with M416 trailers) are offloaded at Beirut International Airport for use by Marines of the 32nd Marine Amphibious Unit as they participate in a multinational peacekeeping operation, Beirut, Lebanon, September 1982.
Marines with M151A1 jeep and M416 trailer, in Hue, Vietnam, 5 February 1968 during the Tet Offensive.  Appears to be an M35 2 1/2-ton 6x6 in right, rear.

Trailer, Cargo: 1/4-Ton, M416 Photo Gallery

Marines in an M-151A2 1/4 Ton vehicle with M-416 1/4 ton trailer meet a CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopter during rapid response loading Exercise Agile Sword '86, Naval Air Station, Pensacola, FL, 22 May 1986.
Marines in an M-151A2 1/4 Ton vehicle with M-416 1/4 ton trailer meet a CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopter during rapid response loading Exercise Agile Sword '86, Naval Air Station, Pensacola, FL, 22 May 1986.

M-416 1/4 Ton Jeep Trailer (G857)

M-416 1/4 Ton Jeep Trailer (G857)

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