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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.

For more information, see this Olive-Drab.com page about the M715 5/4 ton truck.

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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Truck, Cargo, 1 1/4-ton 4x4 M715 with S-250/G Electrical Equipment Shelter. The shelter is constructed of aluminum and designed to house various communication configurations. It weighs 630 pounds and has a payload of 1,900 pounds when transported by the M715 Cargo Truck. The shelter is RFI shielded and incorporates a combination sling for lift and tie-down to the vehicle.
Chassis, 1 1/4-ton 4x4 M724, base chassis of the M715 Cargo Truck and variants.
M715 5/4 Ton Truck by Kaiser Jeep.
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, 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.
Rear compartments with doors open of 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.

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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