The M332 trailer is used to transport ammunition in tactical situations. The M332 Ammunition Trailer is a cart-type, 1 1/2-ton, 2-wheel trailer, a larger and heavier replacement for the M10 Ammunition Trailer. The M332 Ammo Trailer carries 12 complete 8-inch rounds, twenty-four 155-mm rounds, and fifty 105-mm rounds.
Some of the charactaristics of the M332 Ammunition Trailer are:
Open-frame trailer chassis with ammunition cargo compartment and fuse cap container mounted on frame
Two-wheel single axle with leaf spring suspension
Retractable landing leg to support front of trailer when uncoupled from towing vehicle
Air-operated hydraulic brake system controlled from towing vehicle
Manually operated parking brakes
24-volt electrical system
Automatic emergency braking in event of trailer breakaway or emergency air line break
M332 Ammunition Trailer may be towed by an M35 2 1/2-ton, 6x6 cargo truck or similar vehicle as well as tracked prime movers or self-propelled artillery. Trailers may be connected to each other in tandem and towed by a 5-ton truck, at speeds not greater than 10mph.
The formal nomenclature is Trailer, Ammunition: 1 1/2-Ton, 2-Wheel, M332 (NSN 2330-00-200-1785). The technical manual for this trailer is TM 9-2330-231-14&P.
M-332 Trailer, 1 1/2 ton, Ammunition Photo Gallery
XM332E1 is the prototype of the M332, 1 1/2-ton, 2-wheel ammunition trailer. From Field Artillery Magazine, December 1959.
M-332 Trailer, 1 1/2 ton, Ammunition. Courtesy eBay seller fredo2azu.