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Willys MB and Ford GPW “Jeep”

The Jeep is without doubt the most iconic of all military vehicles. The first prototype was built by ”The American Bantam Car Corporation” in 1940. Later Willys and Ford also presented their models. US Army decided that Willys’ design was best and Willys started production in July 1941. Soon Ford had to support Willys’ production by building a nearly identical vehicle. Bantam was left producing Jeep trailers.

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Manufacturer

Willys Overland, USA Ford Motor Company, USA

Manufacturer's designation

Willys MB, Ford GPW

Swedish military designation

Terrängbil (Tgb) 1/2 ton

Manufacturing year

1941-1945

Vehicles produced

Willys 359 849, Ford 277 896

Vehicles in service in Sweden

166

Engine

Willys ”Go Devil”, inline 4-cylinder watercooled L-head engine 134 cu.in 54 hp

Transmission

Manual 3-speed gearbox, 2-speed transfer case with selectable front wheel drive

Weight

2,450 lbs

Top speed

65 mph

Crew

1

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