One of the most influential military support vehicles in history, the Willys Jeep was manufactured during World War II, from 1941-1945. Originally produced by Willys-Overland, it soon became apparent that the company could not keep up with the incredible demand, and Ford was contracted to produce them as well (under the designation GPW). Between the two manufacturers, an astonishing 637,000 jeeps were built. The design inspired numerous variants — including the sea-going jeep, or "Seep" — and it eventually became the template for the popular civilian model.
This 1/48 scale, Hobby Master, die cast model is a replica of French General Philippe Leclerc's jeep as it appeared with the 2nd Armoured Division during World War II. It features authentic French markings, a front wire cutter, a glazed windshield, an open-top design, a well-equipped interior, a rear-mounted spare, treaded rubber tires, and a removable base with a protective cover. Measures approximately 2¾" long.
Hobby Master: HG1609