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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.
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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)
TRAILER, CARGO: l/4-TON, 2-WHEEL
M416 (NSN 2330-00-706-5495)
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: 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.