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A rubber jeep to win the war?

Synthetic Jeeps? I was in an auto parts store the other day looking for brake fluid.  All they had was “synthetic” and the clerk had never heard of non-synthetic or conventional brake fluid.  He claims he couldn’t find it on the computer.  I went to another parts store in town and they had it but not much of a selection.  But this article is about jeeps not brake fluid…synthetic or rubber jeeps that is.

A rubber copy of the WW2 jeep used as a decoy to fool the enemy.

Tricking the enemy required a lot of effort. One effort included the use of various types of decoys. These rubber decoys were relatively lightweight and could easily be moved by allied troops. There were rubber copies of jeeps, trucks, tanks, and guns–all put to good use in fooling the enemy into thinking we were where we weren’t!

 

Synthetic Jeeps-Here's a jeep you simply blow up like you do a tire. It doesn't go anywhere of course, but it is designed to deceive at distances up to 500 feet. Pneumatic jeep, high fidelity model, is one of many used as decoys during war. Tanks and guns were also mode of rubber for purposes of subterfuge (Signal Corps Photo from Acme) St Petersburg Times - 21 Dec 1945.

Synthetic Jeeps-Here’s a jeep you simply blow up like you do a tire. It doesn’t go anywhere of course, but it is designed to deceive at distances up to 500 feet. Pneumatic jeep, high fidelity model, is one of many used as decoys during the war. Tanks and guns were also made of rubber for purposes of subterfuge (Signal Corps Photo from Acme) St Petersburg Times – 21 Dec 1945.

 

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