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Military Jeeps

Military jeeps (Truck, 1/4 ton, 4x4) were used for an endless variety of tactical and support missions since their introduction to the U.S. military at the beginning of World War II. The world-wide success of the jeep made it a favorite for generations of soldiers and civilians too.

2d Infantry Division, U.S. First Army jeep hugs the sidewalk during combat in the streets of Leipzig, Germany, 18 April 1945.
2d Infantry Division, U.S. First Army jeep hugs the sidewalk during combat in the streets of Leipzig, Germany, 18 April 1945.

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Marine Corps M151A2 jeeps parked prior to their acquisition by the Air National Guard in an acquisition and rehabilitation project that saved the Air Force about seven million dollars, USMC Logistics Base, Barstow, CA, 4 September 1975.
Restored World War II vehicles staged in a field on the 40th anniversary of the D-day invasion of Normandy, Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France, 2 June 1984.  Motorcycle, jeeps, 3/4-ton WC Command Cars and Weapons Carriers.
Soldiers add engine oil to the jeep, from a jerry can, ETO, May 1945.
Naha Harbor, Okinawa after the fighting ended, June 1945.  Visible vehicles include jeeps, 2 1/2-ton 6x6 trucks.
American 9th Infantry Division troops with M2 Halftrack and jeeps along the Bizerte beach shortly after the port fell, May 1943. Bizerte had been without running water for three months; typhus was present and cholera threatened.
American troops dug in on the Normandy beach, 6 June 1944.  Amphibious M4 Sherman tanks and jeeps equipped for fording are in background.
Today in WW II: 1 Sep 1939 German troops, tanks, and aircraft begin Blitzkrieg attack on Poland, the start of WW II in Europe.   

Military / Army Jeeps

In this chart of military jeeps, click on the photo link to go to the page of photos and information for the specific jeep. This chart includes most of the jeep models utilized by the U.S. military was well as prototypes and a few from other countries. More information about early Army jeep prototypes and military production models in the About Military Jeeps section of Olive-Drab.com. Other military jeep photos are available in the Gallery.

  Pre-History and Prototypes  
Vehicle Description Photo Link
  Marmon-Harrington all-wheel-drive converted Ford Truck. Marmon-Harrington all-wheel-drive converted Ford Truck
Bantam #1
BRC-60
Truck, 1/4 ton, 4x4.Bantam #1 & the BRC-60: The First Jeeps Truck, 1/4 ton, 4x4.Bantam #1 & the BRC-60: The First Jeeps
Bantam BRC-40 Truck, 1/4 ton, 4x4 Bantam BRC-40. Early jeep design, from 1941. Truck, 1/4 ton, 4x4 Bantam BRC-40. Early jeep design, from 1941.
Checker Bantam BRC-40 Bantam BRC-40 built by Checker Bantam BRC-40 built by Checker
Ford Pygmy Truck, 1/4 ton, 4x4 Ford Pygmy. Prototype jeep design, from 1940. Truck, 1/4 ton, 4x4 Ford Pygmy. Prototype jeep design, from 1940.
Ford GP Truck, 1/4 ton, 4x4. Early jeep design, from 1941. Ford GP Truck, 1/4 ton, 4x4. Early jeep design, from 1941.
Willys Quad Truck, 1/4 ton, 4x4. Prototype jeep design, from 1940. Willys Quad Truck, 1/4 ton, 4x4. Prototype jeep design, from 1940
Willys MA Truck, 1/4 ton, 4x4. Early jeep design, from 1941. Willys MA Truck, 1/4 ton, 4x4. Early jeep design, from 1941
  World War II Standard Production  
Vehicle Description Photo Link
Willys MB
Ford GPW
Truck, 1/4 ton, 4x4 jeep (G-503). The standard World War II jeep. Willys MB Ford GPW Truck, 1/4 ton, 4x4 jeep (G-503). The standard World War II jeep
Willys MB
Ford GPW
Ambulance
MB or GPW jeeps used as litter-carrier ambulance. See Military Ambulances
  After World War II  
Vehicle Description Photo Link
Toyota BJ Toyota Jeep BJ Toyota BJ Jeep 1953
M-38 Truck, 1/4 ton, 4x4. jeep M-38 Truck, 1/4 ton, 4x4. jeep
CJ-V35/U Marine Corps communications truck variant procured in 1950, based on CJ-3A. 1000 were produced.  
M-606
CJ-3B
Truck, 1/4 ton, 4x4. Military version of CJ3B jeep M-606 Truck, 1/4 ton, 4x4. Military version of CJ3B jeep
M-38A1 Truck, 1/4 ton, 4x4. jeep (G-758)
See also: M-170
M-38A1 Truck, 1/4 ton, 4x4. jeep (G-758)
M-151 Truck, 1/4 ton, 4x4. "Mutt" jeep (G-838)
Many variants including:
Truck, 1/4 ton, 4x4. M-718 Ambulance
M-151 Fast Attack Vehicle (FAV)
M151A1C Weapons Platform
M-825 Weapons Platform
M-151 Truck, 1/4 ton, 4x4. Mutt jeep (G-838)
M-170 Truck, Ambulance, Front Line, 1/4 ton, 4x4
Radio Truck, 1/4 ton, 4x4 M-170C XT-2
See Military Ambulances
M-422
M-422A1
USMC Truck, 1/4 ton, 4x4. "Mighty Mite" jeep M-422 USMC Truck, 1/4 ton, 4x4. Mighty Mite jeep
M-718 Truck, 1/4 ton, 4x4. M-718 Ambulance, variant of M-151 See Military Ambulances
M-825 Truck, 1/4 ton, 4x4. M-825 Weapons Platform, variant of M-151A2 Truck, 1/4 ton, 4x4. M-825 Weapons Platform, variant of M-151A2
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