Ford Pygymy

The Ford Pygmy-Pilot Model

When I bought my first jeep in 1980 I had no idea that both Ford and Willys built jeeps for the war effort during WW2. Ford attempted to win the original production contract by producing the Ford Pygmy jeep. The Ford Pygmy survived US Army testing and was returned to the manufacturer.  The pilot resided in the Ford museum until it was sold to a collector.  The collector in turn donated it to the Veterans Memorial Museum in Huntsville, AL.

WW2 Pilot Model–The Ford Pygmy.   Explore just about every inch of the Ford pilot

WW2 Pilot - The Ford PygmyWW2 Pilot – The Ford Pygmy

Pygmy in photographs and essay. This is one of only two of the original “jeep” pilots known to have survived through today. The other is the Budd bodied Ford pilot. The author had full access to the jeeps in the Veterans Memorial Museum of Huntsville, Alabama. The Ford pilot is an amazing vehicle. See the engine, inside the body and underneath. Tons of detail.

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