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Thread #149017   Message #3466048
Posted By: Little Hawk
14-Jan-13 - 03:05 PM
Thread Name: BS: Were Jeeps German cars?
Subject: RE: BS: Were Jeeps German cars?
The Jeep is American in origin. The Germans used the Kubelwagen (as Bobert noted closely resembled the Volkswagen "Thing"...but sometimes was mounted with a flexible machine gun). It's sort of similar to a jeep in concept. And the Germans also used the early Volkswagen bug as a personnel car for chaufferring officers around. There were numerous French and German civilian autos used for the latter purpose, often repainted in military colours and insignia.