The Willys Jeep was the workhorse of the U.S. Army from WWII until
the appearance of the Humvee during the Gulf War. Along with general
transportation, it was an integral part of reconnaissance units
and was also adapted by medical units for removing casualties to
battalion aid stations.
There have been several models kits of the Jeep, and the best by
far is the 1997 release from Tamiya. The second choice is from Italeri.
Both have engines, but Tamiya's is better detailed. These photos
should be helpful in painting and detailing the Jeep's internal
parts. The Tamiya kit also has an option for a mounted .30 machine
gun, though the cradle is different than those pictured here.
are photos of two different jeeps (note the shades of paint) at
a couple of military expositions at Fort Snelling, Minneapolis,