Who made the M715?
Kaiser Jeep Kia Motors
Kaiser Jeep M715
|Kaiser Jeep Kia Motors
|Five Quarter Rastrojero M715 (Argentina) Kia KM450 (South Korea)
|30,500–33,000 (1967–1969) 1968-present (South Korea)
What does Willys mean on jeeps?
This Jeep was called the Willys because the government selected a vehicle based on the fashion of the Bantam Car Company. Bantam lacked the production facilities to mass-produce, and the military wanted suppliers, so Willys got a contract to build this model of Jeep in the late 1940s.
What is a Kaiser Jeep M715?
The Kaiser Jeep M715 is a 1 ton military vehicle based upon the civilian model truck known as the Jeep Gladiator. In 1965 Kaiser Jeep Corporation started the design and developing for the M715. The U.S. Government purchased these trucks to replace the expensive Dodge ton weapons carrier cargo truck known as the M37.
What kind of truck is a Kaiser Jeep?
Chevrolet Military M705 – XM705 4×4 Truck M-715 Kaiser Jeep 1 1/4 Ton Cargo Truck AKA Five-Quarter Ton History The Kaiser Jeep M715 is a 1 ton military vehicle based upon the civilian model truck known as the Jeep Gladiator. In 1965 Kaiser Jeep Corporation started the design and developing for the M715.
Where did the M715 truck come from?
Development of the M715 series of 1¼ ton trucks came from the ‘Jeep Gladiator’ by the Kaiser Jeep Corporation started in 1965. They were designed to replace the Dodge M37 series ¾ ton trucks which had been in military service since 1950.
How much did a jeep cost in 1966?
The first contract was awarded to Kaiser Jeep on March 21, 1966 for 20,680 examples of M715 cargo and M725 ambulance versions at approximately $4,400 per truck. They were delivered between January, 1967 and May, 1969.