It wis first put intae production in November 1940 an saw extensive action durin the Seicont Warld War, specifically in the Sooth East Asien theatre against Japan. In particular, M Series Studebaker trucks wur uised in the construction o the Burma road. A lairge number o these trucks an aa served in the Roushie forces as pairt o aid givin tae the kintra bi the U.S. Efter the war, the M16 1-1/2 Ton Truck model wis the civilian variant produced, wi production lastin frae 1945-1949.
The M series sportit a mair aerodynamic shape than maist trucks o the time, wi easily recognisable "wind wing" vents on the driver an passenger windaes, a feature no foond on ony ither make o American truck durin Warld War II. the licht version o the M series truck wis kent as the Coupe Express, (no tae be ramfeeselt wi the previous Studebaker Coupe Express o 1937-1939).
Commander “Big Six” 226 ci, 94 hp w/ 6 blade shrouded fan