Willys Jeep 1
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Willys Jeep 1. From U.S. Port Agency, War Shipping Administration. New York. 1941-1945 WILLYS MB Vintage Jeep with Machine Gun. On the far side are an axe and shovel with mounts. Heavy rope and winch are on front end.
It's the stuff of legend; the U.S. Army requested a vehicle—and drove off in a hero. The Willys MB, its spirit forged by the fire of combat and honed in the heat of battle, seared its way into the hearts of warriors fighting for freedom. Fierce emotional bonds often developed between a soldier and his "jeep" 4x4. The faithful MB earned a place in every GI's heart, in every area of combat, in every conceivable role.
The Willys MB and the Ford GPW, both formally called the U.S. Army "Truck, 1⁄4 ton, 4×4, Command Reconnaissance", commonly known as Jeep or jeep are light, off-road capable, military utility vehicles that were manufactured during World War II for the Allied forces.
The jeep became the primary light wheeled transport vehicle of the United States Military and its Allies in World War II. It was also the world's first mass-produced four-wheel drive car, manufactured in six-figure numbers. About 640,000 units built, constituting a quarter of the total U.S. non-combat motor vehicles produced during the war, and almost two-thirds of the 988,000 light vehicle class produced, together with the Dodge WC series, outnumbering those by almost two to one.
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January 25th, 2019
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