WWII Jeep

Published: August 1st, 2016     
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Author: David Doyle
Reviewed by: Mike Lamm - IPMS# 50139
ISBN #: 0897478126
Other Publication Information: Softcover, 80 pages
Price: $19.95
Product / Stock #: SS12042
Product provided by: David Doyle Books

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 1/4 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.

I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in the history of the jeep, and in particular it's deployment and use in every theatre of the war, by every branch of the U.S. military.

Thank you David Doyle Books for the review copy, and to IPMS/USA for the opportunity to review it.

  • Front cover
    Front cover
  • Parked with a 1937 Experimental Carrier in the foreground to provide a sense of scale
    Parked with a 1937 Experimental Carrier in the foreground to provide a sense of scale
  • Pictures of Jeeps in action
    Pictures of Jeeps in action
  • Filipino civilians help push a Willys MB off the beach on Luzon (1945).
    Filipino civilians help push a Willys MB off the beach on Luzon (1945).
  • Back cover
    Back cover

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