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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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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.
USMC invasion equipment -- including jeeps, trucks, trailers, cranes -- rolls ashore from LSTs, Seoul, Korea, 16 September 1950.
American soldiers in WC-62 / WC-63 Dodge Truck, Cargo, 1 1/2 ton, 6x6 (Weapons Carrier) towing a field gun (right) and in a jeep with trailer, Belgium, 1944.
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.
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.

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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