Sunday, January 27, 2008

Willys Jeep, World War II

Willys-Overland Motors Inc. produced over 360,000 Jeeps and Ford Motor Company produced another 280,000 from 1941 to 1945. This was the iconic jeep of World War II and continued to be in service for a very long time after that. It provided heavy arms support when mounted with a .30 caliber machine gun. It could climb and descend slopes of over 50 degrees. It could even be mounted with the 106mm recoiless rifle and was a very versatile machine.

Hasbro produced this 1/6 Willys jeep in 2001. It was mounted with the .30 caliber machine gun.

It has removable working tools - spade and axe

It also has the fold-down windshield

Jeep Occupants

Scott from Dragon

Bruce with attire from Takara Combat Joe

"Steiner" from Dragon with Cotswold outfit

The jeep was small and compact, its quarter-ton 4x4 powered by 4-cylinder "Go-Devil" engine delivering 60bhp.

It has a spare jerry can of fuel and spare tyre

Harley-Davidson motorcycles were also used in World War II as well.


Anonymous said...

Great detail and nice pictures of the jeep and G.I.s! I sure wish I had bought that vehicle when it was in the stores. Let's hope Hasbro resumes the 12" Joe series again soon.

alex teo said...

Thanks for the compliments. Hasbro did some nice 1/6 stuff and this was definitely one of them :) It's a pity Hasbro stopped producing these vehicles