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TAMIYA 35219 Jeep Willys MB 1/4 Ton Truck

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Without a doubt the Jeep Willys MB occupies a significant position in the whole automotive history. The origin of the Jeep vehicle dates back to early 1941, when U.S. Forces ordered the Willys, Ford, and Bantam companies to develop prototypes of a small sized multi-purpose 4-wheel drive vehicle. During the early stage of WW2, Germany had achieved outstanding successes by using motorized troops with their "Blitzkrieg" tactics. It became a pressing need for allied nations to possess tough and reliable vehicles with excellent cross-country ability. In November 1941, the Army, with alterations on the front grille and hood to the Ford design, chose the Willy's vehicle as the basis for the mass production model. This marked the birth of the Willys MB (Model B) that provided unmatched ability to transport Allied troops during the conflict. The early Willys MB had a welded, slat type front grille. Due to the necessity of increasing production, the Army ordered Ford to join the mass production using the Willys MB's blueprints. It was designated the GPW, and a simple, pressed steelfront grille was introduced. During WW2, the Willys MB and Ford GPW ran over every battlefield. As a means of transit for soldiers, it played an important role in bringing the Allied victory. It was also used for liason, command, communication and sometimes even as an ambulance for a light firearms carrier. Production reached approximately 640,000 units by August 1945.


Suggested Paint Colors
TS-5 - Olive Drab TS-5 - Olive Drab
X-10 - Gun Metal X-10 - Gun Metal
X-11 - Chrome Silver X-11 - Chrome Silver
X-12 - Gold Leaf X-12 - Gold Leaf
X-18 - Semi Gloss Black X-18 - Semi Gloss Black
XF-1 - Flat Black XF-1 - Flat Black
XF-10 - Flat Brown XF-10 - Flat Brown
XF-15 - Flat Flesh XF-15 - Flat Flesh
XF-16 - Flat Aluminum XF-16 - Flat Aluminum
XF-2 - Flat White XF-2 - Flat White
XF-3 - Flat Yellow XF-3 - Flat Yellow
XF-49 - Khaki XF-49 - Khaki
XF-5 - Flat Green XF-5 - Flat Green
XF-52 - Flat Earth XF-52 - Flat Earth
XF-56 - Metallic Grey XF-56 - Metallic Grey
XF-57 - Buff XF-57 - Buff
XF-60 - Dark Yellow XF-60 - Dark Yellow
XF-62 - Olive Drab XF-62 - Olive Drab
XF-64 - Red Brown XF-64 - Red Brown
XF-66 - Light Grey XF-66 - Light Grey
XF-7 - Flat Red XF-7 - Flat Red

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