Procurement and Development of the M715 1¼ Ton Truck Series 700014

The M715 truck is an industry designed, Military approved vehicle embodying optimum reliability, mobility, and maintainability, with reduced initial cost, lower operating and upkeep expense per ton mile, and a 66% increase in the rated payload capacity over the previous M37, 3/4 ton vehicle which it succeeds. This paper describes the contract concept, research and vehicle development, the rigorous testing procedures, problems and corrections, all of which have produced achievements beyond expectation.


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