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Armor and ground forces of the Allied forces during World War II.
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U.S. armored Willys jeep
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2007 - 05:18 AM UTC
Dose anyone have any info or where I can fine photos of the jeep with added armor plating?Seen some were used in the Battle of the Bulge...Not sure who they were assigned to ? Was the armor a field change or something that was just added ? Thanks for any info
Jeff
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2007 - 07:03 AM UTC
They appear in two books that I know of:

Hunnicutt's "Armored Car" and one of Zaloga's titles by Concord. Eduard makes a set to upgrade the Tamiya jeep.
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2007 - 10:06 AM UTC
Hi,

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Eduard makes a set to upgrade the Tamiya jeep.



You can download the Eduard instructions to see how they look like. It's item #35249.


HTH

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Posted: Sunday, November 04, 2007 - 02:47 AM UTC
Bilek also offers a kit of the vehicle with the Italeri Jeep in the box, and photoetch shields included.
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Posted: Sunday, November 04, 2007 - 10:04 AM UTC
The two picutres I have seen (and the ones that the available PE armor sets apear to be based on) were of jeeps from the 82nd Airborne. "Rare WW2 Jeep Photo Archive" published by Jeep World, has both pictures. The first (and ive seen in other sources) is the one during the winter of 44/45 and shows a column of armored jeeps moving with about 6 soiders loaded up. Not much extra gear, just the armor over the radiator grill, plus the armor around the passenger and driver seats, with a mounted 30cal. I have seen pictures of one of these restored in some musem somewhere (patton maybe?)
the other picture is several months later of the same jeep, now fitted with additional armor plates along the cargo area (rear seat), a radio installed on a shelf along the right side, antenna mount is on the left side right where the windsheld mount would be, and a camo net rolled up on the hood.

Maybe the 82nd airborne webpage has some pictures?

Hope this helps.
Andy
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Posted: Monday, November 05, 2007 - 01:15 AM UTC
Thanks for everyones input !Stell would like to know where on the web one could see photos. Again thanks for input ! Jeff
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Posted: Monday, November 05, 2007 - 01:24 AM UTC
Here's an armored jeep with some punch added.....Unidentified unit. The caption only says "Ardennes 1944"




and here's one that can be seen at the WW2 Victory Museum in Auburn, IN :


HTH
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Posted: Tuesday, November 06, 2007 - 12:44 AM UTC
These photos are Awesome !!!! They well help me alot in my build !!!!! Iam really thankful for your time and photos !!!!!!!!!!! Thanks Jeff
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Posted: Tuesday, November 06, 2007 - 07:24 AM UTC
Once again Frenchy, great photos!!
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Posted: Tuesday, November 06, 2007 - 09:34 AM UTC

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The first (and ive seen in other sources) is the one during the winter of 44/45 and shows a column of armored jeeps moving with about 6 soiders loaded up. Not much extra gear, just the armor over the radiator grill, plus the armor around the passenger and driver seats, with a mounted 30cal.



What about this one (from an old OOP french book about the Jeep) ?

The caption says :"An american patrol with armored jeeps near Bastogne (end of december 1944)"

Here are 2 more (from www.g503.com forum ). Both belong to the 82nd Airborne :





HTH
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Posted: Wednesday, November 07, 2007 - 01:53 AM UTC
Sometimes you amaze me Frenchy.... Where DO you find all this stuff????
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Posted: Wednesday, November 07, 2007 - 02:57 AM UTC

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Sometimes you amaze me Frenchy.... Where DO you find all this stuff????



Google + MSN Live Search + some spare time + a hint of perseverance (or maybe obstinacy) + a bit of luck ....Et Voila !

Frenchy
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Posted: Wednesday, November 07, 2007 - 06:25 AM UTC
Thanks Frenchy !!!! Pretty good photos!! They well help me in my build .I plan on using 2 jeeps and 2 M8 In a project that Im working on .....Again thanks for your time and photos Jeff
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Posted: Wednesday, November 07, 2007 - 12:35 PM UTC
wow..nice photos. they were upgrading jeeps during WWII. nice references..thanks for sharing. ed