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M26 Armored Tractor

Diagrams of the M26 armored tractor from TM 9-767: 40-Ton Tank Transporter Truck-Trailer M25, War Department Technical Manual, U.S. War Department, February 1944. The M25 Tank Transporter, nicknamed the “Dragon Wagon,” was a heavy tank transporter and tank recovery vehicle used in World War II. The M25 was composed of the M26 6×6 armored tractor and M15 40-ton trailer.

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M25 40-ton Tank Transporter Truck-Trailer

Description and performance data for the M26 armored tractor from TM 9-767: 40-Ton Tank Transporter Truck-Trailer M25, War Department Technical Manual, U.S. War Department, February 1944. The M25 Tank Transporter, nicknamed the “Dragon Wagon,” was a heavy tank transporter and tank recovery vehicle used by the U.S. Army during World War II.

40-TON TANK TRANSPORTER TRUCK-TRAILER M25

DESCRIPTION.

a. The 40-ton, Tank Transporter Truck-trailer M25 is designed for use in recovering a piece of damaged materiel and transporting it to a place where necessary repairs can be accomplished. The M25 unit consists of the tractor truck (M26) and semitrailer (M15), the semitrailer being coupled to the tractor by means of a fifth wheel on the tractor, which automatically locks the trailer to the tractor. Air brakes on the trailer wheels and lighting equipment on the trailer are connected to the tractor air and lighting systems by means of air hose and a jumper cable (carried on the trailer). The trailer air brakes and lights are controlled by the driver of the tractor. The trailer air brakes are automatically set in case the trailer is accidentally, or purposely, disconnected from the tractor.

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M15 40-ton Trailer

Illustrations of the M15 40-ton trailer from TM 9-767: 40-Ton Tank Transporter Truck-Trailer M25, War Department Technical Manual, U.S. War Department, February 1944. The M25 Tank Transporter, nicknamed the “Dragon Wagon,” was a heavy tank transporter and tank recovery vehicle used in World War II that was based on the M26 6×6 armored tractor and the M15 40-ton trailer.

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Jeep Trailer

Two detail views of the WWII jeep cargo trailer from ORD 8 SNL G-529: Spare Parts and Equipment for Trailer, ¼-Ton Payload, 2-Wheel, Cargo, 1942-42 (American Bantam T-3 and Willys MBT), Headquarters, Army Service Forces, July 1945.

Jeep Cargo Trailer

FIGURE A—TRAILER, 1/4-TON PAYLOAD, 2-WHEEL, CARGO, 1942-43, AMERICAN BANTAM T-3 AND WILLYS MBT THREE QUARTER RIGHT REAR VIEW

Jeep Trailer Bantam Willys

FIGURE B—TRAILER, 1/4-TON PAYLOAD, 2-WHEEL, CARGO, 1942-43, AMERICAN BANTAM T-3 AND WILLYS MBT THREE QUARTER RIGHT FRONT VIEW


 

M55 Quad .50 cal Mount and Trailer

Front and rear views of the M55 quad .50 cal. mount and trailer from ORD 7 SNL G-220: Organizational Spare Parts and Equipment for Mount, Trailer, Multiple Cal. .50 Machine Gun, M55, Ordnance Supply Catalog, Headquarters, Army Service Forces, June 1945.

M55 Multiple .50 cal. Machine Gun Trailer

FIGURE 1—MOUNT, TRAILER, MULTIPLE CAL. .50 MACHINE GUN, M55 (FRONT VIEW)

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M51 Multiple Machine Gun Carriage

Side and rear views of the M51 quad .50 cal. mount and trailer from ORD 7 SNL G-217: Organizational Spare Parts and Equipment for Carriage, Multiple Cal. .50 Machine Gun, M51, Ordnance Supply Catalog, Headquarters, Army Service Forces, October 1944. The M51 was composed of the M17 trailer and the M45 multiple .50 cal. mount.

M51 Antiaircraft Multiple Quad .50 cal. MG Trailer

FIGURE 1—CARRIAGE, MULTIPLE CAL. .50 MACHINE GUN, M51—SIDE VIEW

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