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  4th Issue: US Willys-Overland Jeep with Trailer - Unidentified Unit, Normandy, 1944 [D-Day Commemorative Packaging] (1:32 Scale)
US Willys-Overland Jeep w/ Trailer - Unidentified Unit, Normandy, 1944 [D-Day Commemorative Packaging]

Unimax Forces of Valor US Willys-Overland Jeep w/ Trailer - Unidentified Unit, Normandy, 1944 [D-Day Commemorative Packaging]




 
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Forces of Valor 81008 US Willys-Overland Jeep with Trailer - Unidentified Unit, Normandy, 1944 (1:32 Scale) "The only way you can win a war is to attack and keep on attacking, and after you have done that, keep attacking some more."
- General George S. Patton Jr., January 1945

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.

This particular 1:32 scale replica of a US Willys-Overland Jeep with trailer was deployed to Normandy during the summer of 1944. Sold Out!

Dimensions:
Length: 4 inches
Width: 2 inches
Height: 2.13 inches

Release Date: June 2012

Historical Account: "Hedgerows" - The Battle of Normandy was fought in 1944 between Nazi Germany in Western Europe and the invading Allied forces as part of the larger conflict of World War II. Over sixty years later, the Normandy invasion, codenamed Operation Overlord, still remains the largest seaborne invasion in history, involving almost three million troops crossing the English Channel from England to Normandy in then German-occupied France. It is most commonly known by the name D-Day.

The primary Allied formations that saw combat in Normandy came from the United States of America, United Kingdom and Canada. Substantial Free French and Polish forces also participated in the battle after the assault phase, and there were also contingents from Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Greece, the Netherlands, and Norway.

The Normandy invasion began with overnight parachute and glider landings, massive air attacks, naval bombardments, and an early morning amphibious phase began on June 6. The 'D-Day' forces deployed from bases along the south coast of England, the most important of these being Portsmouth. The battle for Normandy continued for more than two months, with campaigns to establish, expand, and eventually break out of the Allied beachheads, and concluded with the liberation of Paris and the fall of the Falaise pocket in late August 1944.

The Battle of Normandy was described thus by Adolf Hitler: "In the East, the vastness of space will... permit a loss of territory... without suffering a mortal blow to Germany's chance for survival. Not so in the West! If the enemy here succeeds, consequences of staggering proportions will follow within a short time."

Features
  • Diecast metal and plastic construction
  • Figures included
  • Comes with assorted gear and other accessories
  • Accurate markings and insignia
  • New Packaging for 2012 No Ties or Screws Double Blister Construction

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