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Willys MB Jeep
The Willys MB US Army Jeep (formally the Truck, 1/4 ton, 4x4) and the Ford GPW were manufactured from 1941 to 1945.
About this creation
The Willys MB US Army Jeep and Ford GPW were small four-wheel drive utility vehicles that are considered iconic of World War II, and inspired many similar light utility vehicles. Over the years, the World War II Jeep later evolved into the "CJ" civilian Jeep. Its counterpart in the German army was the Volkswagen Kübelwagen, also based on a small automobile, but which used an air-cooled engine and lacked 4 wheel drive

The exact origins of the name Jeep are unknown, but there are theories as to its origin. The most generally conveyed is that name Jeep comes from Fords version called the GP, therefore Gee P.

After the war Ford unsuccessfully sued Willys for the rights to the term "Jeep", leaving Willys with full rights to the name. From 1945 onwards, Willys took its four-wheel drive vehicle to the public with its CJ (Civilian Jeep) versions, making these the first mass-produced 4x4 civilian vehicles. In 1948, US Federal Trade Commission agreed with American Bantam, that the idea of creating the Jeep was originated and developed by the American Bantam in collaboration with some US Army officers. The commission forbade Willys from claiming directly or by implication, that it created or designed the Jeep, and allowed it only to claim, that it contributed to the development of the vehicle. However, American Bantam went bankrupt by 1950, and Willys was granted the "Jeep" trademark in 1950.

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 I like it 
  June 9, 2012
Very good! The detail is very close to the real thing and the 30cal on the mount is great!
 I like it 
  June 9, 2012
Like Matthew, i think its pretty small, great work, though.
Nathan Elkins
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David K.
  June 7, 2012
Very nice
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  June 7, 2012
Nice design! It may be small, but it has some neat ideas built into it.
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