M201 - tyre pump


The French tyre pump was almost identical to the WW2 issue but has 'Armée Française' cast into the threaded collar at the top of the tube.

The pump was stored under the rear seat on a bracket and clamp. Not all M201 seats appear to have the bracket or even the mounting holes under the rear seat as this was only a feature of the early production models that that it was dropped at some stage. The number cast into the base of the pump is 8. P. 5000.

Note also the starting handle mounted on the rear panel and just visible behind the tyre pump.