M-718 1/4 Ton Ambulance

The Truck, Ambulance, Frontline, 1/4 ton, 4x4 M718 and M718A1 is the ambulance variant of the M-151 jeep. Produced starting in 1966 for the U.S. military by AM General in models M718 (NSN 2310-00-782-6056) and M718A1 (NSN 2310-00-177-9256). The M718 is based on the M-151 or M-151A1 while the M718A1 is based on the M151A2.

M-718 Truck, 1/4 ton, 4x4 Ambulance. Photo: AM General, LLC
M-718 Truck, 1/4 ton, 4x4 Ambulance. Photo: AM General, LLC.

To accommodate patients seated or in litters, the M718 and M718A1 jeeps are longer and higher than the base M151: 143 inches long vs 133 inches long and 76 1/4 inches high vs 71 inches high. The M718 family are also wider due to the side mounted spare tire and gasoline container.

The M-718 1/4 Ton Ambulance was superseded in the mid-1980s by the HMMWV ambulance.

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M-718 Truck, 1/4 ton, 4x4. M718 Ambulance

M-718 Truck, 1/4 ton, 4x4. M718 Ambulance. Photo: Courtesy of Darryl Bauman, owned by Bud & Bonnie Bauman
M-718 Truck, 1/4 ton, 4x4. M718 Ambulance. Photo: Courtesy of Darryl Bauman, owned by Bud & Bonnie Bauman.

U.S. Army medics in an M718A1 ambulance, 1 August 1978
U.S. Army medics in an M718A1 ambulance, 1 August 1978.

M-718A1 Truck, 1/4 ton, 4x4 Ambulance.  Photo: AM General, LLC
M-718A1 Truck, 1/4 ton, 4x4 Ambulance. Photo: AM General, LLC.