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M-119 Semitrailer, Van, 6-ton, single axle, 2-Wheel (G751)
M119 Semi-trailer, Cargo Van, 6 ton, 2 wheel. Courtesy: Government Liquidation LLC.
The M-119 Semitrailer, Van, 6-ton, single axle, 2-Wheel is based on the M117 series chassis with a closed-type van body attached. The chassis is supported by a single axle on semielliptical leaf springs suspension with a pair of dual wheels (4 tires). The M119A1 suspension and wheels can be removed from the vehicle to improve transportability.
A landing gear is provided to support the front of the semitrailer when it is unhooked from the towing vehicle. A spare wheel carrier is mounted on the right side of the trailer. A retractable rear step is incorporated into the right rear corner of the van.
Light assemblies provide service taillight, service stoplight, left/right turn signal, blackout taillight, and blackout stoplight. These lights are controlled by the towing vehicle. The M119 semitrailer has a total of eight clearance lights, four of which are blackout.
The M119 van was designed for the primary towing vehicle to be the M48 2 1/2-ton 6x6 tractor truck, from the M35/M44 series.
Find additional photos and hi-res versions of the M119 Semitrailer Van at the Olive-Drab Military Mashup.
M-119 Semitrailer, Van, 6-ton, single axle, 2-Wheel Characteristics
||22 ft 10 5/8 in.
||7 ft 11 3/4 in.
||11 ft 7/8 in
|Payload, cross country
||Four 9.00x20 8-ply
||M119 hydraulic, M119A1 Air-over-hydraulic
Table data is basaed on the M119 Semitrailer, from TM 9-2330-210-14&P.
Manuals for the M-119 Semitrailer, Van, 6-ton will be in the TM 9-2330-210-xx series, where the xx represents the maintenance level. The NSNs for the M119 variants are: