Military Vehicles, June 1997,: [MV] Re; Project Wheels

[MV] Re; Project Wheels

Nelson & Jane Dionne (
Tue, 10 Jun 1997 18:18:59 -0400 (EDT)

Re the query on the 153rd Engineers;

Back circa 1980, the military had a program called "Project Wheels".
Under this program, local cities and town obtained large numbers of M-37's
and M-715 trucks. Most of the surplus trucks that many fire departments
still have were obtained this way.
I had a friend active with the Swampscott (MA) CD, and we picked up a
715 from the field at Fort Devens were several hundred 37's and 715's were
parked. As I recall, most had markings from either the 26th division or 94th
ARCOM (the local New England National Guard or Army Reserve groups.
Currently, much larger trucks are being made available, but there
dosen't sem to be much demand for them. Even though Hummer is selling
civillian rigs to fire departments, I doubt that the military will have a
program in the future to surplus out Humvee's to local users.

Nelson Dionne
Salem, MA
MVCC #411

1942 WLA, 1954 Es-USAF Simplex MC, 1943 Columbia M-305 2x1

P.S. Has anybody repro'd a Navy CJ3B data plate??, or have a good photocopy
available in order to have a few made?

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