Hobby Master HG1602 U.S.Jeep Willy M.B.

Artikelnr: Hobby Master HG1602

U.S.Jeep Willy M.B.

Hobby Master HG1602


Ophalen bij een afhaalpunt mogelijk
 Voor 15.00 uur besteld dezelfde dag verzonden


U.S.Jeep Willy M.B.

Bantam Car Company won the initial contract to provide a light motor vehicle. In 1941 the Military wanted to standardize so one manufacturer was selected, Willys-Overland mostly because of its “Go Devil” engine the troops raved about.

The Willys Jeep had a designation of MB, M (Military) B (second vehicle design). Eventually Willys couldn’t keep up so Ford was contracted to produce an almost identical vehicle, the GPW. During World War II there was a total of 647,870 Jeeps produced by three manufacturers; Willys-
Overland produced 362,841 of them. Approximately 51,000 were exported to the USSR.

In 1944 and 1945 the 82nd Airborne developed its own standardized armor kit for its recon jeeps. They steel plates on the sides to protect the driver and the front passenger as well as a steel windshield with a slot cut in it so the driver could peek out to see where he was driving if he had to duck below the plates. They also added a sloping plate in front of the grill to protect the radiator and engine. There were many official attempts to add armor to
the Jeep but the extra weight overloaded the vehicle.

Specifications for WWII Jeep

Manufacturer – Willys-Overland
Crew – 1 with up to 3 others

Weight (gross): 3,125 lb   (1,417 kg)

Engine – Carburetor, liquid cooled, “Go Devil” 4 cylinder (Willys L-head), 60 hp @ 4.000
rpm, 134 cu. In. (2.200 cm3) displacement
Transmission – Warner T-84J / 3-speed synchro-mesh
Transfer case – Dana Spicer 18 / 2-speed
Gear shifter - floor mounted

Front axle - beam-leaf
Rear axle - beam-leaf

Front – drum
Rear - drum

Brakes – Hydraulic

Type – gasoline
Capacity – 15 US gallons   (56.78 liters)
Range – 375 miles   (600 km)

Electrical system – 6 volt, negative ground

Tires – (4) + (1) spare / 6 X 16 (non-directional)

Ground clearance – 8.75 in   (22.22 cm)
Fording depth
Standard – 18 in   (45.72 cm / .4572 m)
Maximum – 21 in   (53.34 cm / .5334 m)

Length - 132.75 in   (3.371 m).
Wheelbase - 80 in   (2.032 m).
Width - 62 in   (1.5748 m).
Top up - 69.75 in   (1.77165 m).
To top of steering wheel w/top down - 51.25 in   (1.30175 m)

Eén uitvoering:

  • U.S.Jeep Willy M.B. - with armour shields, WWII Europe 1944.

Schaal 1:48

Hobby Master HG1602

Beoordelingen ()
Hobby Master HG1602 U.S.Jeep Willy M.B. heeft nog geen reviews. Deel uw product ervaring en plaats een review.
Hobby Master HG1602 U.S.Jeep Willy M.B.

Aanbevolen artikelen:

Alternatieve artikelen:

Laatst bekeken items