Today in WW II: 12 Jul 1943 Tank battle at Prokhorovka, during the Battle of Kursk, greatest tank battle of WW II, unsurpassed until Operation Desert Storm in 1992.
Trailer, 2 Wheel, 1/4 Ton, MB-T (Willys) and T3 (Bantam) (G-529)
The World War II jeeps (Willys MB and Ford GPW) used the 1/4 ton MB-T trailer manufactured by Willys or the nearly identical T3, made by Bantam. The post-war M-100 1/4 ton trailer was very similar, but set up for the 24 volt M-series vehicles. Approximately 60,000 of the Willys MB-T were produced along with about 74,000 of the Bantam T3.
There were many small differences between the MB-T/T3 1/4 ton trailers as compared to the M-100. Visually, the MBT or T3 trailers could be distinguished from the M-100 trailer by these external clues:
- MBT/T3 has a straight brake handle with knob end while the M100 has a curved hook end brake handle
- M100 has a grab handle at each corner of the body while the MBT/T3 has no handles
Manuals for these trailers:
- TM 10-1230 Maintenance and Parts List
See also: Converto Trailer, Dump, 2 Wheel, 1/2 Ton Airborne.
Find additional photos and hi-res versions of military jeeps and trailers at the Olive-Drab Military Mashup.
Trailer, 2 Wheel, 1/4 Ton Photo Gallery
Trailer, 2 Wheel, 1/4 Ton, MB-T (Willys) and T3 (Bantam) (G529). Photo courtesy of Dr. Dennis P. Nolan.
US Army MB/GPW with MBT or T3 Trailer.
Trainload of MB/GPW jeeps with MBT or T3 Trailers (and 3/4 ton vehicle in distance), Korea, 14 July 1950.
MBT or T3 trailer used to cart away two Chinese prisoners captured on Pork Chop Hill, Korea, 17 April 1953.