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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.

Find additional photos and hi-res versions of the M-416 1/4-ton trailer at the Olive-Drab Military Mashup:

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.
M-114 155mm Towed Howitzers on Operation Hawthorne, 5th Battalion, 27th Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, Central Highlands, Vietnam, June 1966.  M151 jeep, M416 jeep trailer, M54 5-ton cargo truck.
Combat engineers using LVTP-7 for transportation, followed by M-151 jeep with M416 trailer, Marine Corps Air-to-Ground Combined Training, Twentynine Palms, CA, 1 Nov 1981.  Towed behind the LVTP-7 appears to be a Mine Clearing Line Charge mounted on an M353 trailer.
1966 Ford Motor Co, 1/4 ton MUTT (Military Utility Tactical Truck), 4x4, model M151A1, s/n 2K3786, odometer 32068, 4 speed manual transmission, with 4 cylinder gasoline engine. Behind the jeep is a 1966 Stevens mfg, M416 1/4 ton cargo trailer, s/n 2028. Courtesy: Government Liquidation LLC.
1966 Ford Motor Co, 1/4 ton MUTT (Military Utility Tactical Truck), 4x4, model M151A1, s/n 2K3786, odometer 32068, 4 speed manual transmission, with 4 cylinder gasoline engine. Behind the jeep is a 1966 Stevens mfg, M416 1/4 ton cargo trailer, s/n 2028. Courtesy: Government Liquidation LLC.
Field Camp, 1st Cavalry Division, Vietnam, 23 September 1968.  At right, an M416 1/4-ton trailer is being used as an equipment rack and storage.

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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