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M-715 5/4 Ton Truck

Approximately 33,000 M-715 Truck, Cargo, 5/4 Ton, 4X4 were built for the U.S. military by Kaiser Jeep, delivered from 1967 to 1969. Variant of this truck are the M-725 1 1/4 ton, 4x4 Ambulance and the M-726 Truck, 1 1/4 ton, 4x4 Telephone Maintenance.

Manuals for the M-715 family of trucks will be numbered TM9-2320-244-xx where the xx represents the maintenance level. For example, Operators Manual is TM 9-2320-244-10.

The M-715 trucks were replaced by Dodge CUCV (Commercial Utility Cargo Vehicle) trucks starting in 1976 and 1977.

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Kaiser Jeep M-715 Truck, Cargo, 5/4 Ton, 4X4
Kaiser Jeep M-715 Truck, Cargo, 5/4 Ton, 4X4

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Kaiser Jeep M-715 1 1/4 Ton Truck Photos

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M715 5/4 Ton Truck by Kaiser Jeep.
Truck, Cargo, 1 1/4 Ton, 4x4, M-715 with maintenance truck body. Although it resembles the M-726 Truck, Maintenance, the dataplate of this US Navy CB vehicle says M715. Located at the Historic Aircraft Restoration Project (HARP) hangar, Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn, NY. Photo courtesy of Phil Gilson.
Maintenance Truck, 1 1/4-ton 4x4 M726, a variant of the M715 Cargo Truck.
Truck, Maintenance, 1 1/4 Ton, 4x4, Telephone, W/Winch, M726 by Kaiser Jeep.  The M726 is a variant of the Kaiser Jeep M-715 5/4 ton cargo truck.
Truck, Cargo, 1 1/4-ton 4x4 M715 with Trailer, Cargo, 3/4 ton M101.
Truck, Cargo, 1 1/4-ton 4x4 M715 with arctic kits installed.  M715 Series vehicles to be used in cold climates can be modified to provide personnel with protection from the elements. This modification is effected through the applicable use of a metal Crew Compartment Enclosure Kit (FSN 2510-933-3979), Crew Compartment Heater Kit (-50F) (FSN 2540-933-3983), insulated Cargo Compartment Enclosure Kit (KJC Part 978414) and the Cargo Compartment Heater Kit (-50F) (KJC Part 978476). In addition, the engine components of vehicles assigned to cold weather use are protected by the Engine Heater Kit (-50F) (FSN 2540-933-3978).

Kaiser Jeep M-715 1 1/4 Ton Truck Photo Gallery

Airmen offload an M-715 5/4 ton truck from a C-130 Hercules aircraft, 19 February 1978
Airmen offload an M-715 5/4 ton truck from a C-130 Hercules aircraft, 19 February 1978.

Restored M715.  Photo: Courtesy of Scott Brandt
Restored M715. Photo: Courtesy of Scott Brandt of www.MotoeXotica.com

Restored M715.  Photo: Courtesy of Scott Brandt
Restored M715. Photo: Courtesy of Scott Brandt of www.MotoeXotica.com

Restored M715.  Photo: Courtesy of Scott Brandt
Photo: Courtesy of Scott Brandt of www.MotoeXotica.com

Restored M715.  Photo: Courtesy of Scott Brandt
Photo: Courtesy of Scott Brandt of www.MotoeXotica.com

Restored M715.  Photo: Courtesy of Scott Brandt
Photo: Courtesy of Scott Brandt of www.MotoeXotica.com

Restored M715.  Photo: Courtesy of Scott Brandt
Photo: Courtesy of Scott Brandt of www.MotoeXotica.com

Restored M715.  Photo: Courtesy of Scott Brandt
Photo: Courtesy of Scott Brandt of www.MotoeXotica.com

M715 Photo: Courtesy of Jeff Symanski of Tactical Truck
M715 Photo: Courtesy of Jeff Symanski of Tactical Truck.

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