Developed by the Quartermaster Corps, the jeep and other motor transport vehicles were transferred to the Ordnance Department in August, 1942. Despite its lightweight, the jeep could perform a variety of functions, including towing a 37mm antitank gun over a 7% grade. Unencumbered, the jeep could climb a 60% grade, and was capable of attaining speeds in excess of 60-mph on a level highway. It could ford a stream 18-inches deep, even when fully equipped and loaded. It had a cruising range of approximately 300 miles on 15 gallons of gasoline. Operated by a crew of two, the jeep had a space in the rear for equipment or additional personnel.
Now Kaden has built an amazingly detailed 1:24 scale diecast replica of the famed US Army Willys jeep. This rough-and-tough favorite of the GI features a Jerry can and spare tire attached to the rear of the vehicle, and loads of digging utensils hanging from either side. Open the hood and you'll find an extraordinarily detailed engine that rivals anything rolling off of today's assembly lines. Best of all, this brute comes equipped with a working drive shaft that actually turns the front wheels! US Mail edition. Sold Out!
Length: 5-1/4 inches
Width: 2-3/4 inches