Drawing of the grille or brush guard of the Willys-Overland MB. The drawing is copyrighted by o5m6.de and is used here with permission. This is the early version of the standardized jeep. Willys had won the contract for 16,000 standardized jeeps. Early production had a welded grille. Collectors often refer to these as “slate grille” jeeps.
Check out the excellent work of Oliver at http://www.o5m6.de/ for even more WW2 vehicles. The emphasis is on Russian vehicles but also includes foreign designed vehicles as used by the Russians. It’s a great site, check it out.
You might be interested in more about the WW2 jeep — Jeep – Its development and procurement under the Quartermaster Corps, 1940-1942.
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