Company: Squadron Signal Publications
David Doyle has produced another excellent visual reference for the model builder or military history enthusiast. This time the subject is the iconic jeep. This publication is an updated version of Squadron/Signal Publications classic title, "World War II Jeep in Action." This updated version includes over 30 additional pages of information and photos.
The photos are really incredible, and cover the entire history of the U.S. military’s need for a ¼ ton 4x4 truck. The result became an American legend. The book includes information, photos, and illustrations from the early Bantam vehicles, to the Ford GP, and to the Willys MA, all documenting the jeep’s use during World War II.
The really nice thing about this book is that every photo or illustration includes a short summary of which type of vehicle is in the picture (Bantam, Ford, or Willys), where the vehicle was photographed, and in most cases, which unit and branch of the service is pictured with the vehicle. There’s really some rare photos included in the over 200 photos in the book, many of which show a variety of field modifications.