DRAGON model kit for the construction of an US armored vehicle 1/4-Ton 4x4 Truck w / .50-cal Machine Gun of the Second WW, in 1/35 scale.
Plastic kit from DRAGON, for the assembly of an US transport vehicle of the Second WW, on 1/35 scale. Includes sprues with plastic parts, clear parts, assembly instructions, P.E. parts and decals.
The Willys MB and the Ford GPW, both formally called the U.S. Army Truck, 1⁄4-ton, 4×4, Command Reconnaissance, commonly known as the Willys Jeep, Jeep, or jeep, were highly successful US off-road capable light military utility vehicles built in large numbers to a standardized design for the United States and other Allied forces in WW II from 1941 to 1945.The jeep became the primary light wheeled transport vehicle of the United States military and its allies, with President Eisenhower once calling it "one of three decisive weapons the U.S. had during WWII."It was the world's first mass-produced four-wheel drive car, manufactured in six-figure numbers; about 650,000 units were built, constituting a quarter of the total U.S. non-combat motor vehicles produced during the war. Many jeeps received added armor in the field, especially in Europe in 1944–1945. Frequently, rear slanting armor plate was added in front of the grille, and replacing the windshield, as well as the sides, in place of where doors would be. The upper, biggest part was typically made of a single, large, 5/16th inch steel plate, folded in three, with two different sight openings in the front.