The 1967 Kaiser Jeep M715 is an American military pickup inspired by the civilian Jeep Gladiator. The Kaiser Jeep M715 is often called a 1 1/4 ton, or five quarter ton truck due to its large size and load capacity, which proved beneficial to soldiers during battle. The M715 was used in Vietnam, the Korean DMZ, and European bases.
In 1965 the development of the M715 began after the U.S government decided it wanted a replacement for the Dodge M37. Between 1967 and 1969 over 33,000 trucks were produced at the Toledo plant in Ohio. Unfortunately, the overhead cam 6 cylinder engines were not very reliable due to their poor overhead cam design. Production ended in 1969 and these trucks were replaced by the Dodge M880 series.
- Known to be very durable as it was often used for towing and moving heavy loads
- Huge wheel wells that can accommodate 38-inch tall tires
- Unique split combat wheels
- Folding windshield
- 24 Volt
- Vacuum and manual wipers
- Snorkel extends to top of windshield
- Flange on exhaust accepts an extended tailpipe when fording deep water
|Engine Options||Tornado engine, 132 hp & 198 ft./lbs. torque|
|Transmission Options||Warner T-98, 4 speed manual|
|Rear Axle||Dana 70, 5.87 ratio|
|Front Axle||Dana 60, 5.87 ratio|
|Curb Weight||5,180 lbs.|