1941 Willys "MB" US Army Jeep

This jeep was delivered to the US Army on November 20, 1941, just three weeks before the attack on Pearl Harbor.

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A classic example of the early-WWII Army Jeep, this one mounting a .50-cal Browning machine gun that has been converted to operate with acetylene, but in noise only -- the barrel is plugged. This is one of the EWM restored vehicles which represents the Estrella WarBirds Museum in local community events.

Gary Corippo purchased the jeep fram a rancher in Colinga, CA, in 1995. It had the original Army colors and numbers from 1946. It was repainted and re-numbered in its prsent form. This is a very early jeep with a "slat" grille, much like it's predecessor, the Bantam Jeep.

GENERAL DATA
Crew 2+2
Manufacturer: Willys-Overland Company
Engine: L Head 4-cylinder
Horsepower: 54@4500 RPM
Suspension 4-WD, 4 Leaf Sprints
Transmission T-84, 3Speed  
Tires 7.00x16" NDT
Cubic Inches: 134
Electrical: 12-volt Conversion
Vehicle Dimensions ground clearance inches 11
  Loading height inches 56
  Pintle height, loaded inches 36
Tires Ply 8 Size 11.00-20
Shipping dimensions (cu ft) (sq ft)  
Tires Ply 8 Size 11.00-20
Owner: Mr. Gary Corippo

Nobody knows how many of these beasts are surviving today - some knowledgeable sources put their number at around 100. Mut most were scrapped when more modern replacements were introduced after WWII

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