Military Jeep: 1940 Onwards (Ford, Willys and Hotchkiss)

Military Jeep: 1940 Onwards (Ford, Willys and Hotchkiss)

by Pat Ware
     
 

The Jeep was the primary light four-wheel-drive vehicle of the US Army and allies during the Second World War and the post-war period. It was originally designed to meet a 1940 US Army specification, and over 600,000 examples were built in both Ford and Willys forms. The Jeep saw service all over the world, and a healthy number of restored authentic military

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Overview

The Jeep was the primary light four-wheel-drive vehicle of the US Army and allies during the Second World War and the post-war period. It was originally designed to meet a 1940 US Army specification, and over 600,000 examples were built in both Ford and Willys forms. The Jeep saw service all over the world, and a healthy number of restored authentic military examples can still be seen today in the hands of enthusiasts. This book provides a brief history of this iconic vehicle, and a fascinating behind-the-scenes insight into what is involved in restoring, operating and maintaining a Jeep today, 70 years after the prototype first appeared.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844259335
Publisher:
Haynes Publishing UK
Publication date:
01/01/2011
Series:
Enthusiasts' Manual Series
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
666,006
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Pat Ware is one of Britain’s foremost authorities on military transport. He is a former Editor of Classic Military Vehicle magazine, and has written numerous books about military vehicles. He owns a Willys Jeep and has access to a number of restored Jeeps and examples currently undergoing restoration.

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