Military Vehicle Spotlight: 1973 AM General M151A2

1973 AM General M151A2
Owned by Michael Weaver
Photo by John Adams-Graf


M151A2 4×4 1/4-ton Tactical Truck

  • Net Weight: 2,140 lbs.
  • Gross Weight:  3,340 lbs.
  • Maximum Towed Load: 2,000 lbs.
  • Engine: Willys MD F-Head 4 cylinder
  • Displacement: 141.5 cu. in.
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Horsepower: 71 @ 3,800 rpm
  • Maximum Speed: 66 mph
  • Maximum Range: 300 miles

Historical Note:

Delivery of the M151 began in 1960 but difficult handling characteristics resulted in new versions introduced in 1963 (M151A1) and again in 1969 (M151A2). This last version incorporated a much safer semi-trailing arm suspension, deep-dish wheels, larger composite-type marker and taillights, electric windshield wipers and a mechanical fuel pump.Initially, Ford produced the M151A2 from 1969-1971. AM General won the contract and took over production in 1972 and continued rolling out M151A2s until 1985.

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