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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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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.
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.
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.
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.
An M151A2 jeep, towing an M416 trailer, is being unloaded from the GTS ADM WILLIAM M. CALLAGHAN cargo ship during exercise Reforger 80, Antwerp Belgium, 9 September 1980.
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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