early Jeeps, or the GP, was developed at the beginning of WWII.
It was small, lightweight, and durable. It could be packaged in
a medium size shipping crate, assembled on the field, adapted
for towing, hauling, modified with various weapons from machine
guns to recoiless rifles.
really was the all purpose vehicle needed during the war.
early Jeeps were know as the slat grilled early versions, then
the later MBs. They were made by Willys and Ford primarily during
the war they were designated the CJs (or Civiian Jeeps) series.
From the CJ2, CJ3, CJ5, CJ6 and last version, the CJ7 and CJ8
in civilian form, they were still know as the ultimate off road
vehicle, and were dependable 4x4s to get you just about anywhere
with their small wheel base and high ground clearance.
continued to adapt to modern times with the Jeep TJ, Jeep YJ,
and now the JK Wranglers. Jeeps are still knows as vehicles that
can get you off road better than any other 4x4.
also adaptable with thousands of aftermarket accessories and parts
to make them even more capable of going offroad, from the Sahara
desert to the mountian ranges and deep woodlands of Oregon. Jeeps
have been everywhere on the planet.
are some great model kits of Jeeps, to the early slat grilled
WWII models to the famous Willys MBs.
Italeri, Monogram, Revell, Bronco, Miniart, many model companies
offer kits that can bring the Jeep history to life and on your