About Military Jeeps
The jeep began in the early years of World War II, before the entry of the United States. The fascinating story of the jeep's origin is told in these Olive-Drab.com pages supplemented by pages for each of the important prototype army jeep vehicles that were part of the 1940-1941 design competition that produced the standardized, mass production jeep.
USMC M-825 TOW missile variant of M-151A2 jeep rolls down the ramp of a utility landing craft during Marines' landing operations in Lebanon, September 1982.
Guide to U.S. Military Jeeps
This group of Olive-Drab.com pages has a section for each type of military jeep along with background and general army jeep information pages. A complete list of military jeep photo pages is at the linked Olive-Drab.com page.
World War II Military Jeeps: The Original Army Jeep
Military Jeeps After World War II
The World War II Willys MB and Ford GPW were only produced until mid-1945, but remained in the U.S. military inventory for several decades after that. They were replaced by a series of "improved" 1/4-ton 4x4 trucks that continued the basic design of the WW II models, but with upgrades to modernize them. The last of the breed was the M-151 series jeep which served in Vietnam but was replaced by the much larger and heavier HMMWV starting in the mid-1980s.
Military Jeep Information at Olive-Drab.com
In addition to the pages listed in the list above, Olive-Drab.com has extensive coverage of the military jeeps:
Find additional photos and hi-res versions of military jeeps at the Olive-Drab Military Mashup.
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