Hobby Master HG1605 US Willys Jeep with.30 Cal. Machine Gun - "Short Stop", 351st Infantry Regiment, 88th Infantry Division, Italy, 1944 - 1945 (1:48 Scale)
"In war there is no second prize for the runner-up."
- General Omar Bradley
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.
Pictured here is a 1:48 scale replica of a US Willys Jeep w/.30 Cal. Machine Gun that was nicknamed "Short Stop", and attached to the 351st Infantry Regiment, 88th Infantry Division, then deployed to Italy during 1944 - 1945.
Length: 3-1/2 inches
Width: 1-1/2 inches
Release Date: February 2013