Wanting to replace their outdated light vehicles the U.S. Military received three tenders.
Bantam Car Company was the initial winner but couldn’t meet demand so the job went to
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.


On 24 August 1943, the second DFL (Free French division) officially becomes the 2nd
Armored Division (2e DB). Three days after Rommel had left North Africa General
Montgomery informed General Leclerc that a large number of enemy tanks were headed
towards Ksar-Rhilane where he was located. Leclerc stayed in position and on March 10
1943 the 2e Division Blindee began heavy antitank fire. Both the RAF and the Luftwaffe
made several strikes and by days end the Germans were forced to retreat leaving many
burning tanks and trucks. The jeep is named after Ksar-Rhilane where the battle took
place.


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).
Hobby Master 1/72 Ground Power Series
HG4211
US Willys Jeep MB
2e Division Blindee, "KSAR-RHILANE"
trailer included
Authentic Detailing
Pre-Painted by professionals
Accurate paint colors
Markings Tampo (pad) applied
Fully Assembled
True to Scale (1:72)
Weathering and insignias
Rubber wheels that roll
Windshield can pivot up and down
Accessories like gas cans, shovels etc.
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