Oldtimer picture gallery. Trucks. Studebaker M29 (UST24) "Weasel".

22k photo of M29, rear view43k photo of Citroün and M29 in Iceland26k photo of 1943 M29 Weasel
Studebaker M29 (UST24) "Weasel"

Years of production: IX 1943 - VII 1945
Overall production: 15124 units with M29C
and M28 (1942-1943)
By another source - 14924 units
Full-track front engine rear axle drive
Engine: Own 6-170 Champion, 65hp/3600rpm, straight 6-cylinder petrol
SV liquid cooled, 170 cid
Bore/Stroke: ?/? inches
Compression ratio: ? : 1
Length: 126 in., width: 66 in. (60 in. with 15-in. tracks), height: 71 (51) in.
Road clearance: 11 in.
16k photo of 1945 M29 Weasel25k photo of M29, interior26k photo of M29, track12 Volt electrics
Carburettor: ?
Gearbox: 3-speed + back
2-speed driving axle
Axle gear ratio 4,87 : 1
Clutch: dry plate
Controlled differential steering
Suspension: transverse leaf sprng
Mechanical brakes
21k photo of M29, seats18k photo of 1945 M29 Weasel21k photo of 1943 M29 WeaselWeight: 3725 lb (1,8 ton), gross - 5275 lb
Maximal speed: 58 km/h
Tracks: 20 inches
(15 in. prior to serial number 2103)
Fuel tank capacity: 35 gallon
Fuel consumption: 280 km on one fuelling

Production table by month for M29 + M29C (from Studebaker National Archives via Richard Quinn):
1943   Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
built                                          417  503   80  522
1944 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec built 505 514 515 454 590 692 634 729 651 674 663 536
1945 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec built 603 637 748 976 916 985 601
27k photo of 1943 M29 WeaselThis vehicle was created for Arctic reconnaissance and commando raids, but was used much more widely. It can go literally everywhere and even float, although there was specially designed amphibious version M29C.

Photos and data are from:
Bart Vanderveen's book "Historic Military Vehicles Directory", An After the Battle publication, 1989,
Military Vehicles Sales & Appraisal Service,
Michael Koenig, USA.
Örlygur Egilsstöšum homepage by Halldór Siguršsson (nickname Dori Sig, Iceland). This old photo is taken near Egilsstadir, eastern Iceland. On the left is late 1920's - early 1930's Citroën Kegresse.
The Auto Collection.
Materials of Clell G. Ballard (Fairfield, Idaho, USA) and
Richard Quinn (Mokena, Illinois, USA) are also used here.
You are welcome to write me by E-mail Contact. Andrei Bogomolov.
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Last updated 2 IV 2002.