M201 - 1,2,3,4 tyre markings
Thanks to Andrew Bloxham (M201 no. 11476) for pointing me
in the right direction on this 'mystery' and JLM for adding more
detail concerning the number markings occasionally seen on M201
|Although the numbers are on the spare tyre
of the jeep shown (left), the tyre would originally have been in
contact with the ground along with three others fitted to an M201 in long term storage.
Every three months the wheels were turned to the next position
(a quarter of a turn) to prevent a
flat spot developing on the tyres. In the example photographed
by JLM (right) the hand written 2 and 4 can still be clearly
seen together with '83' (possibly the year of fitting?).