Author Topic: 1941 Willys MB 'Jeep' 37mm M3A1 Portee  (Read 154 times)

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1941 Willys MB 'Jeep' 37mm M3A1 Portee
« on: December 21, 2021, 12:02:52 AM »
Inspired by the pre-war maneuvers.

The first attempts were apparently (at least by the photos below) the gun and it's trail legs-less cradle plopped onto the back cargo bed.


From what I've read, this was unstable and was followed by a pedestal mount without the M1917 Browning watercooled.





That sounds like low-hanging do-able fruit to me.
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Re: 1941 Willys MB 'Jeep' 37mm M6 Portee
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2021, 03:31:58 AM »
The M6 gun really got around!

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Re: 1941 Willys MB 'Jeep' 37mm M6 Portee
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2021, 05:37:57 AM »
Chekov's 37mm?
“If in the first act you have hung a pistol on the wall, then in the following one it should be fired.
Otherwise don't put it there.”


https://www.scalemates.com/kits/monogram-8711-jeep-and-37mm-gun--186339



http://warwheels.net/T2-T2E1_37mmGMCindex.html
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Re: 1941 Willys MB 'Jeep' 37mm M6 Portee
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2021, 08:56:19 AM »
I think the 37mm is the Bf109 of the 1/35 armor world. There are some jeep conversions in there but most seem to be the more reasonable Dodge WC:

Scalemates link that screws up the board formatting:

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