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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.

Today in WW II: 23 Jul 1940 American Bantam and Willys-Overland submit the only two bids for the Quartermaster Corps light reconnaissance and command cars, the origin of the military jeep.  More 
23 Jul 1941 Original World War II contract for jeeps awarded to Willys with Ford added Nov 1941 to increase production.
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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 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.
M151 1/4 ton 4x4 (jeep) with M416 trailer, circa 1960s.
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.
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.
Marines participate in Exercise SOLID SHIELD 83, Camp Lejeune, NC, 16 April 1983. In the foreground is an M151A2 1/4-ton 4x4 light vehicle (jeep) towing an M-416 trailer. In the background is an M816 5-ton 6x6 wrecker and other heavy equipment.
M151A2 1/4-ton 4x4 jeep at Camp Robinson, AR, January 1983.  M416 1/4-ton trailer behind. Photo:  Olive-Drab.com LLC

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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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