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Kaiser M715
Kaiser Jeep M715
Manufacturer Kaiser Jeep
Parent company Kaiser Industries
Also called Five Quarter
Production 1967-1969
Predecessor Dodge M37
Successor Dodge M-880 series
Class Full-size pickup truck
Layout Four-wheel drive

The Kaiser Jeep M715 is an American wheeled military vehicle based upon the civilian Jeep Gladiator. In 1965 the design and developing for the M715 began. The U.S. Government purchased these trucks to replace the M37. Between 1967 and 1969 over 33,000 trucks were produced at the Toledo, Ohio plant. Kia is currently designing an M715-type vehicle named the KM450 for the South Korean Army on license from the U.S. Government. India's Tata/Vectra is also entering an M715 type vehicle as a candidate for the Indian Army's LSV requirement.


Jeep M715 Series

M715 Variants include:

  • M715 - cargo/troop Carrier
  • M724 - cab/chassis
  • M725 - ambulance
  • M726 - telephone maintenance


  • Length: 220 in (5,588 mm)
  • Width: 85 in (2,159 mm)
  • Weight: 5,180 lb (2,350 kg)
  • Height: 95 in (2,413 mm)
  • Engine: Inline 6-cyl, 230.5ci overhead camshaft "Tornado"
  • Horsepower: 132.5 hp (98.8 kW)
  • Transmission: Warner, T-98 four-speed, synchronized
  • Transfer case: 2 speed, NP200, 1.91:1 low range
  • Axles:
  • Electrical system: 24 volt utilizing two 12 volt batteries in series
  • Brakes: Hydraulic, 4-wheeled drum
  • Fuel type: gas
  • Fuel capacity: 28 US gal (106 L; 23 imp gal)
  • Top Speed: 55 mph (89 km/h)
  • Turning Radius: 28 feet (9 m)
  • Tires: 9.00 x 16 8-ply


  • The Kaiser Jeep M715 is called a 1ΒΌ ton, or Five quarter ton truck.
  • It was built for the U.S. military based on the civilian Jeep Gladiator.
  • The M715 family saw service in Vietnam, Korean DMZ and European bases
  • The M715 family was produced from 1967 through 1969.

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