You never know what is going to show up on the Internet. Past editions of the Field Artillery are posted on the web. For example, one issue contains an article entitled, “The Versatile Jeep“. The article was written by Captain George Ruhlen, 3d FA.
There are a few pictures of the early “round nose” Bantam BRCs and one picture of a Ford GP.
A note of interest in hour fuel price conscious world of today: “Gas consumption on both long and short trips on roads and trails was about 30 to 34 miles per gallon. Cross country and over difficult terrain this dropped to about 27 miles per gallon. “
There are many more articles on the website that cover various aspect of the Army and Field Artillery in particular.
You also might be interested in Jeep – Its development and procurement under the Quartermaster Corps, 1940-1942 which is an interesting historical work written shortly after the jeep entered service.
Come on over to 42FordGPW.com and check out our information about WW2 jeeps.