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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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Jeep with 1/4-ton trailer brings a 4.2-inch Chemical Mortar to a fighting position in Italy, circa 1944.
M151A2 jeeps (some with M416 trailers) are offloaded at Beirut International Airport for use by Marines of the 32nd Marine Amphibious Unit as they participate in a multinational peacekeeping operation, Beirut, Lebanon, September 1982.
Willys MB or Ford GPW, standard WW II jeep 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.
Northrop P-61 Night Fighter being fueled while armorers work on .50 cal. turret guns, Saipan Island, Marianas Group, 1944.  Vehicle at right is CCKW based Truck, Fuel or Oil Servicing, 750 Gal., 2 1/2-ton 6x6, F-3 (or visually almost identical Truck, Oil Servicing, 660 Gal.) with a train of trailers, probably all AVGAS fuel. The trailers appear to be Trailer, Fuel Servicing, 600 Gal., Type A-1 or A-3. Each trailer has a pintle hook at its rear so they can be linked into a train.  Jeep also visible at left.
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Perimeter of the 8th FA Battalion, Korea, February 1951.  WC-51 / WC-52 3/4-ton 4x4 trucks with trailers, and jeeps.

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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