Studebaker M Series Truck

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The M Series Truck wis an automobile truck designed in the late 1930s bi the Studebaker Corporation.

Production[eedit | eedit soorce]

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 parteecular, M Series Studebaker trucks wur uised in the construction o the Burma road. A lairge nummer o thir 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.

Design an specifications[eedit | eedit soorce]

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 featur no foond on ony ither mak 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)[1].

Ingine Commander “Big Six” 226 ci, 94 hp w/ 6 blade shrouded fan
Transmission T9 crash box 4 speed w/ drum emergency brake
Tire size 8.25 x 20”
Wheel base 152”

Notes[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Studebaker truck data, retrieved on March 10, 2007