The Willys MB commonly known as a Jeep or jeep and also the Ford GPW. It was designed as utiklity vehicle. Load capacity is about 1/4 tons and it has 4x4 drive. It was produced from 1941 to 1945 and was widely used in the Second World War with in total over half a million jeeps manufactured. After the war it was used as basis for the civilian CJ Jeep versions.
This Jeep is a type "Willys - Overland Jeep MB". It has body type 1 and was manufactured in May 1943 with chassis no 136263. It has a weight of 1470 kg and can reach a speed of about 100 km/hr. Delivered to the US ARMY it was later transferred to the NAVY. It has been restored with original parts. It has a Dutch owner and was present at the large memorial ceremony at Omaha beach in 2014.
Photographed 2016 by Cees Hendriks (C) Copyright IPMS Nederland
Many scale models exist of the Second World War "Willys Jeep" in many scales ranging from 1/12 to 1/35 to 1/72.
This page created 15-10-2016