Oldtimer picture gallery. Trucks. Studebaker M29 (UST24) "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.
12 Volt electrics
Gearbox: 3-speed + back
2-speed driving axle
Axle gear ratio 4,87 : 1
Clutch: dry plate
Controlled differential steering
Suspension: transverse leaf sprng
Weight: 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
This 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.
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
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.