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M-332 Trailer, 1 1/2 ton, Ammunition

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
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
M-332 Trailer, 1 1/2 ton, Ammunition. Courtesy eBay seller fredo2azu.

M-332 Trailer, 1 1/2 ton, Ammunition
M-332 Trailer, 1 1/2 ton, Ammunition.

M-332 Trailer, 1 1/2 ton, Ammunition
M-332 Trailer, 1 1/2 ton, Ammunition.

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