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US Soldier in a Willys MA Jeep, United States, 1941. Note the fender-mounted headlamp of the MA rather than the more familiar behind the grille mount of the MB. Note also the soldier’s blue armband from a war game. Source:  ww2dbase


You mind be interested in finding out more about the Willys MA.  Check out my book, BANTAM, FORD AND WILLYS-1/4-TON RECONNAISSANCE CARS on The 1/4-ton, 4×4, truck of World War Two started out in the hands of the Infantry and a little company called American Bantam Car Company. Bantam worked with the Army’s Quartermaster Corps to produce the pilot model that was accepted and then fulfilled their initial contract for 70 trucks. During testing of the pilot, both Ford and Willys-Overland were invited to check out this new vehicle. The vehicles were studied in great detail. Soon, at their own expense, Ford and Willys-Overland submitted pilots for testing too. This book covers the production prototypes–Bantam BRC-40, Ford GP, and the Willys MA.