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Trailer, 2 Wheel, 1/4 Ton, MB-T (Willys) and T3 (Bantam) (G-529)

The World War II jeeps (Willys MB and Ford GPW) used the 1/4 ton MB-T trailer manufactured by Willys or the nearly identical T3, made by Bantam. The post-war M-100 1/4 ton trailer was very similar, but set up for the 24 volt M-series vehicles. Approximately 60,000 of the Willys MB-T were produced along with about 74,000 of the Bantam T3.

There were many small differences between the MB-T/T3 1/4 ton trailers as compared to the M-100. Visually, the MBT or T3 trailers could be distinguished from the M-100 trailer by these external clues:

  • MBT/T3 has a straight brake handle with knob end while the M100 has a curved hook end brake handle
  • M100 has a grab handle at each corner of the body while the MBT/T3 has no handles

Manuals for these trailers:

  • TM 10-1230 Maintenance and Parts List

See also: Converto Trailer, Dump, 2 Wheel, 1/2 Ton Airborne.

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T7 muzzle velocity chronograph is a continuous wave X-band doppler radar chronograph used to measure the muzzle velocities of field artillery howitzers.  M38A1 jeep at right and 1/4 ton jeep trailer. Field Artillery Magazine, December 1959.
Soldier working with a WC51 Dodge Truck, Cargo, 3/4 ton, 4x4 and its trailer, a Trailer, Cargo, 2 Wheel, 1 ton (G518), ETO, circa 1944-1945.  Jeep to the left.
Perimeter of the 8th FA Battalion, Korea, February 1951.  WC-51 / WC-52 3/4-ton 4x4 trucks with trailers, and jeeps.
M151A2 1/4-ton 4x4 jeep at Camp Robinson, AR, January 1983.  M416 1/4-ton trailer behind. Photo:  Olive-Drab.com LLC
MB-T or T3 jeep trailer of Company C, 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, U.S. First Army, near Frauwullesheim, Germany, after crossing the Roer River, 28 February 1945.  This image also available in color.
WW II jeep, MB or GPW, with trailer.  Presented at the Static Display area, Kaneohe Bay Air Show 2010, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, 21-26 September 2010.  Vehicle provided by the Hawaii Military Vehicle Preservation Association.

Trailer, 2 Wheel, 1/4 Ton Photo Gallery

Trailer, 2 Wheel, 1/4 Ton, MB-T (Willys) and T3 (Bantam) (G529).  Photo courtesy of Dr. Dennis P. Nolan.
Trailer, 2 Wheel, 1/4 Ton, MB-T (Willys) and T3 (Bantam) (G529). Photo courtesy of Dr. Dennis P. Nolan.

MB/GPW with MBT or T3 Trailer
US Army MB/GPW with MBT or T3 Trailer.

Trainload of MB/GPW jeeps with MBT or T3 Trailers (and 3/4 ton vehicle in distance), Korea, 14 July 1950
Trainload of MB/GPW jeeps with MBT or T3 Trailers (and 3/4 ton vehicle in distance), Korea, 14 July 1950.

MBT or T3 trailer used to cart away two Chinese prisoners captured on Pork Chop Hill, Korea, 17 April 1953
MBT or T3 trailer used to cart away two Chinese prisoners captured on Pork Chop Hill, Korea, 17 April 1953.

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