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HG4201
Willys MB Jeep with trailer
4th Marine Division
14th Marine Artillery
2nd Battalion, HQ
Iwo Jima Feb 1945
Wanting to replace their outdated light vehicles the U.S. Military received three tenders.
Willys-Overland Motors. Willys was to take the best design features of the three
submitted tenders and build a standardized vehicle. Eventually in order to meet an even
greater demand the Ford Motors Company was asked to build a similar vehicle. During
World War II there was a total of 647,870 Jeeps produced by the three companies; Willys-
Overland produced 362,841 of them.


The 2nd Battalion, 14th Marines was activated on March 26, 1943 and on August 19,
1943 was assigned to the 4th Marine Division. On February 19, 1945 the 4th and 5th
Marine Divisions landed on Iwo Jima with the task of taking Mt. Suribachi. They also were
to capture the southern airfields and the west coast. The island was officially declared
secure on March 16, 1945 but the last battle took place with 300 Japanese on March 25,
1945. In October 1945 the 2/14th was temporarily deactivated.



Specifications for WWII Jeep

Manufacturer - Willys-Overland

Crew - 1 with up to 3 others

Weight (gross) - 3,125 lb   (1,417 kg)

Performance
Engine - Carburetor, liquid cooled, “Go Devil” 4 cylinder (Willys L-head), 60 hp @ 4.000
rpm, 134 cu. In. (2.200 cm3) displacement
Transmission - Warner T-84J / 3-speed synchro-mesh
Transfer case - Dana Spicer 18 / 2-speed
Gear shifter - floor mounted

Suspension
Front axle - beam-leaf
Rear axle - beam-leaf
Brakes - Hydraulic
Front – drum
Rear – drum

Fuel
Type – gasoline
Capacity - 15 US gallons   (56.78 liters)
Range - 375 miles   (600 km)


Electrical system - 6 volt, negative ground

Tires - (4) + (1) spare / 6 X 16 (non-directional)

Ground clearance - 8.75 in   (22.22 cm)
Fording depth
Standard - 18 in   (45.72 cm / .4572 m)
Maximum - 21 in   (53.34 cm / .5334 m)

Dimensions
Length - 132.75 in   (3.371 m).
Wheelbase - 80 in   (2.032 m).
Width - 62 in   (1.5748 m).
Height
Top up - 69.75 in   (1.77165 m).
To top of steering wheel w/top down - 51.25 in   (1.30175 m).
Pre-Painted by professionals
Accurate paint colors
Markings Tampo (pad) applied
Fully Assembled
True to Scale (1:72)
Weathering and insignias
Model comes with:
A trailer
Rubber tires that roll
Windshield can pivot up and down
Accessories like gas cans, shovels etc.
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