M274 Mechanical Mule

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Mule 1956+

The mechanical mule can carry 1/2 a ton. It is a basic 4WD, the only suspension coming from the tyres, and the driving position is "exposed". The steering column can be swung forward for operation by a walking soldier.

loa 2980mm, width 1780mm, height 1195mm (steering wheel), wheelbase 1447mm, ground clearance 290mm,
weight 376kg empty, 830kg loaded,
engines
Willys 4-cyl. horizontally opposed air-cooled petrol 17bhp at 3200rpm (M274, M274A1);
Continental Hercules 2-cyl. horizontally opposed air-cooled 14bhp at 3000rpm (M274A2-A5),
gearbox 3-speed manual + reverse, 2-speed transfer case,
tyres 7.50 x 10,
top speed ~ 25mph.
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