Rubicon Models - Commonwealth Willys MB 1/4 ton 4x4 Jeep
This is the version of the Jeep used by Commonwealth forces such as the LRDG, SAS and Airborne.
The Willys MB (commonly known as a Jeep or jeep, formally as the US Army Truck, ¼ ton, 4x4) is a four-wheel drive utility vehicle that was manufactured during WW2. It is also one of the first military vehicles mass-produced in the US. It is the culmination of war-time ingenuity, standardization and strategic personalization for transport of personnel and cargo. Soon to become the ubiquitous, “world-famous” jeep, the Willys MB and Ford GPW models were very effective on the ground, with many standardized features such as 6.00x16 tires, 60 horsepower at 4,000 rpm, a gasoline can bracket on the left rear, provisions for trailer lights, spark interference suppression, a blackout light system, twin top bows and sealed spring shackles. During WW2, Ford produced some 280,000 of these vehicles. A total of 361,339 (between Nov 18, 41 and Sep 21, 45) were build.
- Single 1/56 (28mm) scale plastic sprue
- SAS / LRDG / Airborne configurations
- Include Browning M2, Vickers, and Bren MG options
- Four figures included – 2 Airborne & 2 LRDG crew
Number of Parts: 68 pieces / 1 sprue + 2 multi-slide part + 2 figure sprues.
Plastic kit, supplied unassembled and unpainted.