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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 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.
Members of 2nd Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery, and 1ST Battalion, 67th Armor, wash M151A2 jeeps and M416 trailers at a commercial bus washing facility,  at the conclusion of SPEARPOINT 84, a phase of Exercise REFORGER 84, near Rautheim, West Germany, 15 August 1984.
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.
M151A2 jeeps with M416 trailers are lined up at Green Beach for loading aboard utility landing craft, as the 22nd Marine Amphibious Unit is redeployed to ships of Amphibious Squadron 4 at the conclusion of a multinational peacekeeping operation in Lebanon, 26 February 1984.
USAF combat controller, TSGT Ernest C. Gomez of the 1300th Military Airlift Squadron, monitors a C-130 Hercules aircraft parachute drop made by members of the U.S. Army 193rd Infantry Brigade during an airborne training mission at Venado Drop Zone, Howard AFB, Panama, May 1977.  M151A1 jeep and M416 trailer.

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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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