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Thread #149017 Message #3465574
Posted By: pdq
13-Jan-13 - 03:25 PM
Thread Name: BS: Were Jeeps German cars?
Subject: RE: BS: Were Jeeps German cars?
American Bantam version: BRC (Bantam Reconnaissance Vehicle)
Willys-Overland version: MA (Military and Model "A"), later improved version was MB
Ford Motor Company version: GPW
NOTE: nobody called it the GP. All the others mentioned are internal designations anyway.
It was formally the Truck, 1/4 ton, 4x4 according to the military.
The name Jeep was given to it by soldiers and came from the Popeye comic character.