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  USAAF Willys Radio Jeep - 323rd Bombardment Squadron, 91st Bombardment Group, 8th Air Force, RAF Bassingbourn, England, 1943 (1:72 Scale)
USAAF Willys Radio Jeep - 323rd Bombardment Squadron, 91st Bombardment Group, 8th Air Force, RAF Bassingbourn, England, 1943

Hobby Master USAAF Willys Radio Jeep - 323rd Bombardment Squadron, 91st Bombardment Group, 8th Air Force, RAF Bassingbourn, England, 1943




 
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Hobby Master HG4204 USAAF Willys Radio Jeep - 323rd Bombardment Squadron, 91st Bombardment Group, 8th Air Force, RAF Bassingbourn, England, 1943 (1:72 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 1:72 scale replica of a USAAF Willys Jeep that was attached to the 323rd Bombardment Squadron, 91st Bombardment Group, 8th Air Force, then located in England during 1943. Sold Out!

Dimensions:
Length: 2.5 inches
Width: 1.25 inches

Release Date: October 2010

Historical Account: "The Ragged Irregulars" - The 91st Bomb Group (Heavy) was an air combat unit of the United States Army Air Forces during the Second World War. Classified as a heavy bombardment group, the 91st operated B-17 Flying Fortress aircraft and was known unofficially as "The Ragged Irregulars" or as "Wray's Ragged Irregulars", after the commander who took the group to England. During its service in World War II the unit consisted of the 322nd, 323rd, 324th, and 401st Bomb Squadrons. The 91st Bomb Group is most noted as the unit in which the bomber Memphis Belle flew, and for having suffered the greatest number of losses of any heavy bomb group in World War II.

The 91st Bomb Group conducted 340 bombing missions with the Eighth Air Force over Europe, operating out of RAF Bassingbourn. Inactivated at the end of the war, the group was brought back in 1947 as a reconnaissance group of the United States Air Force, and then had its lineage and honors bestowed on like-numbered wings of the Strategic Air Command and the Air Force Space Command.

Features
  • Plastic construction
  • Realistic paint scheme and insignia
  • Comes with acrylic case

Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 2 Write a review.

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USAAF Willys Radio Jeep January 19, 2014
Reviewer: Patrick L. from West Sayville, NY United States  
Item arrived as described and was well packaged; delivery was lightning fast. I have done business with The Motor Pool in the past and would not hesitate to do so again. Very satisfied customer here; A+ transaction right down the line !!

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USAAF Willys Radio Jeep (1:72 Scale) January 30, 2012
Reviewer: David Smith from Orange, VA United States  
Very nice; a small gem.

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