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V41 3/4 ton 4x4 Telephone Maintenance Truck (G-741)

The V41 Telephone Maintenance Truck is a member of the M-37 Dodge 3/4 ton 4x4 Truck Family (G-741) and most specifications are the same as the M-37 cargo truck. However, the V41 wheelbase is 126 inches, same as the M43 ambulance. The full table of specifications is on the M37 Manuals page.

The full nomenclature of this truck was originally: Telephone Installation Light Maintenance and Cable Splicing Truck V-41()/GT. By 1960 it was known as: Truck, Maintenance: 3/4-Ton, 4x4, M201 and M201B1 (Used for Signal Corps Model V41/GT). Both models were equipped with the front-mounted Braden LU4 PTO winch with 7,500 lb capacity and a spotlight mounted outside the driver's position..

Federal Stock Numbers for the V41 Telephone Maintenance Truck variants are:

  • M201 FSN 2320-835-8583
  • M201B1 FSN 2320-630-6801

Truck, Maintenance, 3/4 Ton, 4x4 M201 (V41/GT) -- left front view.  From TM 9-2320-212-20P February 1960
Truck, Maintenance, 3/4 Ton, 4x4 M201 (V41/GT) -- left front view. From TM 9-2320-212-20P February 1960.

Truck, Maintenance, 3/4 Ton, 4x4 M201 (V41/GT) -- left rear view.  From TM 9-2320-212-20P February 1960
Truck, Maintenance, 3/4 Ton, 4x4 M201 (V41/GT) -- left rear view. From TM 9-2320-212-20P February 1960.

Truck, Maintenance, 3/4 Ton, 4x4 M201 (V41/GT) for sale by American Movie Trucks, as seen in Hemmings, Sep 2011
Truck, Maintenance, 3/4 Ton, 4x4 M201 (V41/GT) for sale by American Movie Trucks, as seen in Hemmings, Sep 2011.



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