8 Great Fighting Vehicles that Has Served the US Military from WWI until Present Time!

Willys-Overland MB


The former name of Willys MB U.S. Army Jeep was “Truck, ¼ ton, 4×4”. It is largely known as the symbol of the American army tool during the World War II. The U.S. Army greatly needed a four-wheel drive general purpose vehicle that will feature a 75-inch wheelbase, a fold-down windshield, a 47-inch tread width, and an engine producing 85-lb.ft.of torque. In addition, they opted for a lightweight vehicle with no more than 1,300 pounds. Thus, 135 U.S. auto companies started forming the concept about the Willys-Overland MB. In just 11 days, lots of design proposals were submitted. After picking the right one, the manufacturers had only 49 days for the prototype manufacturing. Thus, 70 test vehicles were created in 75 days. American Bantam Company singled out as the only company who managed to build the prototype in time. However, it lacked the required capacity and financial stability. At the end, Willys and Ford were the ones that created the largely seeked MB Willys-Overland. What made this prototype be a winner was its explosive “Go Devil” engine. Generally, around 647,925 Jeeps were used in the war...Go to the next page below to READ MORE…!


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