Author Topic: Jeep and the like on every army in the world  (Read 2736 times)

Offline ysi_maniac

  • I will die understanding not this world
Jeep and the like on every army in the world
« on: September 03, 2017, 02:13:41 PM »
I was unable to find a dedicated thread to Jeep. Really surpised. If I am wrong, please correct me.

Two ways to stretch a soviet Jeep.


Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: Jeep and the like on every army in the world
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2017, 02:37:57 AM »
Some odd balls for you:






All hail the God of Frustration!!!

You can't outrun Death forever.
But you can make the Bastard work for it.

Offline Story

  • Nicht mein Zirkus, nicht meine Affen...
Re: Jeep and the like on every army in the world
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2020, 05:22:57 AM »
Pro bono publica, drawings of the 37mm M3 AT gun mount for the jeep (and other vehicles, I reckon).
http://users.multipro.com/brentandloriann/37mm_at_gun_mounts_on_jeeps.htm

T-14 extended Jeep w/ 37mm
« Last Edit: April 19, 2020, 05:59:01 AM by Story »

Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: Jeep and the like on every army in the world
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2020, 04:24:29 AM »
Modified Jeeps used by the Australian Army to run supplies on the Beaufort-Jesselton railway line in Borneo, 1945.:




All hail the God of Frustration!!!

You can't outrun Death forever.
But you can make the Bastard work for it.

Offline jcf

  • Global Moderator
  • Turn that Gila-copter down!
Re: Jeep and the like on every army in the world
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2020, 11:02:15 AM »
When he was stationed in the Phillipines at the end of and after WWII Wally Parks, co-founder
of Hot Rod and Motor Trend magazines, founder of the NHRA (National Hot Rod Association)
the original drag-racing sanctioning body, hot-rodded a Bantam BRC-40 with a 2.3L /136 ci
Ford V8-60 Flathead from a captured Japanese vehicle. Love the shiny beauty rings on the
wheels. The name has been commonly been translated as 'Follow Me', however another Tagalog
to English translation is 'C'mon do it'.
 ;D
The BRC-40 was a limited production version of Bantam's competitor for the GP competition
that was won by Willys, even though Ford got the big production contracts.


“Conspiracy theory’s got to be simple.
Sense doesn’t come into it. People are
more scared of how complicated shit
actually is than they ever are about
whatever’s supposed to be behind the
conspiracy.”
-The Peripheral, William Gibson 2014

Offline finsrin

  • The Dr Frankenstein of the modelling world...when not hiding from SBA
  • Finds part glues it on, finds part glues it on....
Re: Jeep and the like on every army in the world
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2020, 12:35:46 PM »
Interesting  --  Good history writeup Jon.  Thanks.

Offline elmayerle

  • Its about time there was an Avatar shown here...
  • Über Engineer...at least that is what he tells us.
Re: Jeep and the like on every army in the world
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2020, 12:17:20 AM »
When he was stationed in the Phillipines at the end of and after WWII Wally Parks, co-founder
of Hot Rod and Motor Trend magazines, founder of the NHRA (National Hot Rod Association)
the original drag-racing sanctioning body, hot-rodded a Bantam BRC-40 with a 2.3L /136 ci
Ford V8-60 Flathead from a captured Japanese vehicle. Love the shiny beauty rings on the
wheels. The name has been commonly been translated as 'Follow Me', however another Tagalog
to English translation is 'C'mon do it'.
 ;D
The BRC-40 was a limited production version of Bantam's competitor for the GP competition
that was won by Willys, even though Ford got the big production contracts.


Reminds me of a short story I read "way back when" in the seventh or eighth grade (that's a minimum of 55 years ago, forgive me if I don't remember all the details) entitled, IIRC, The Affair of the Wayward Jeep.  It's set during the Korean conflict when a young hot-rodder is assigned as a general's drive and he improves the general's ride, including swapping on the straight four for a Buick V-8 out of the salvage area.  When the general gets ambused, they get away because that jeep moves faster than the expected standard jeep.

Damn, now I'm going to have to find that story again and re-read for pleasure.

Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: Jeep and the like on every army in the world
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2020, 02:44:35 AM »


All hail the God of Frustration!!!

You can't outrun Death forever.
But you can make the Bastard work for it.

Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: Jeep and the like on every army in the world
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2021, 01:03:07 AM »
With MGM-21A (Nord SS.10):




Video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vivsiToYT8
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

You can't outrun Death forever.
But you can make the Bastard work for it.

Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: Jeep and the like on every army in the world
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2021, 01:06:30 AM »
Best Value models did have a 1/35 kit of this too:

All hail the God of Frustration!!!

You can't outrun Death forever.
But you can make the Bastard work for it.

Offline jcf

  • Global Moderator
  • Turn that Gila-copter down!
Re: Jeep and the like on every army in the world
« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2021, 07:50:16 AM »
When he was stationed in the Phillipines at the end of and after WWII Wally Parks, co-founder
of Hot Rod and Motor Trend magazines, founder of the NHRA (National Hot Rod Association)
the original drag-racing sanctioning body, hot-rodded a Bantam BRC-40 with a 2.3L /136 ci
Ford V8-60 Flathead from a captured Japanese vehicle. Love the shiny beauty rings on the
wheels. The name has been commonly been translated as 'Follow Me', however another Tagalog
to English translation is 'C'mon do it'.
 ;D
The BRC-40 was a limited production version of Bantam's competitor for the GP competition
that was won by Willys, even though Ford got the big production contracts.


Reminds me of a short story I read "way back when" in the seventh or eighth grade (that's a minimum of 55 years ago, forgive me if I don't remember all the details) entitled, IIRC, The Affair of the Wayward Jeep.  It's set during the Korean conflict when a young hot-rodder is assigned as a general's drive and he improves the general's ride, including swapping on the straight four for a Buick V-8 out of the salvage area.  When the general gets ambused, they get away because that jeep moves faster than the expected standard jeep.

Damn, now I'm going to have to find that story again and re-read for pleasure.

Delayed read of post, but Buick didn't have a V-8 until the 1st Gen 322 in3 'nailhead' was
first offered to the public in late '53 for the '54 model year. It would be way too big, and
heavy, for a jeep.

Buick 322
Length: 33.50
Height: 29.00   
Width: 28.00
Weight: 685 lbs

Willys L-134 'Go Devil'
Length: 26.53
Height: 27.34   
Width: 21.16
Weight: 365 lbs
“Conspiracy theory’s got to be simple.
Sense doesn’t come into it. People are
more scared of how complicated shit
actually is than they ever are about
whatever’s supposed to be behind the
conspiracy.”
-The Peripheral, William Gibson 2014

Offline apophenia

  • Patterns? What patterns?
Re: Jeep and the like on every army in the world
« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2021, 08:20:21 AM »
Maybe it was an Oldsmobile Rocket? The timing is about right. Not sure though if that 1949 Olds 303 would have been much smaller than the later Buick  :(
Auferstanden aus Ruinen; Glück für Menschen und Maschinen ...

Offline Old Wombat

  • "We'll see when I've finished whether I'm showing off or simply embarrassing myself."
  • "Define 'interesting'?"
Re: Jeep and the like on every army in the world
« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2021, 11:47:59 AM »
It seems to have been a story for the entertainment of children, does it really have to be that accurate? ???
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

Offline jcf

  • Global Moderator
  • Turn that Gila-copter down!
Re: Jeep and the like on every army in the world
« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2021, 02:34:18 AM »
Maybe it was an Oldsmobile Rocket? The timing is about right. Not sure though if that 1949 Olds 303 would have been much smaller than the later Buick  :(

Similar size but heavier.
“Conspiracy theory’s got to be simple.
Sense doesn’t come into it. People are
more scared of how complicated shit
actually is than they ever are about
whatever’s supposed to be behind the
conspiracy.”
-The Peripheral, William Gibson 2014

Offline ysi_maniac

  • I will die understanding not this world
Re: Jeep and the like on every army in the world
« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2021, 12:10:33 PM »
I love proper windows in AFVs :smiley: ;)