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

Production[]

It was first put into production in November 1940 and saw extensive action during the Second World War, specifically in the South East Asian theatre against Japan. In particular, M Series Studebaker trucks were used in the construction of the Burma road. A large number of these trucks also served in the Russian forces as part of aid giving to the country by the U.S. After the war, the M16 1-1/2 Ton Truck model was the civilian variant produced, with production lasting from 1945-1949.

Design and specifications[]

The M series sported a more aerodynamic shape than most trucks of the time, with easily recognisable "wind wing" vents on the driver and passenger windows, a feature not found on any other make of American truck during World War II. the light version of the M series truck was known as the Coupe Express, (not to be confused with the previous Studebaker Coupe Express of 1937-1939).

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