M201 SAHARA pump / pompe

In order to cope with the high temperatures of the North Africa the Sahara version of the M201 was fitted with an electric fuel pump. Being electrically operated it was possible to mount it on the outside of the main chassis (see Sahara section) away from the heat generated by the engine and exhaust system.

These pumps were imported from America and two types were used. Early 6 volt jeeps were fitted with an Autopulse pump (illustrated), later 24 volt jeeps used a similar Electropulse pump.

At the end of the war in Algeria most Saharas were  converted for carrying weapons like ENTAC and the pumps were removed leaving only the mounting brackets on the chassis as evidence of once having being a Sahara version of the M201 jeep.