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Tamiya U.S. Willys MB "Jeep" 4x4 Truck 1/35 Model Kit

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This is a 1/35 scale WWII U.S. Willy's MB Jeep Plastic Model Kit from Tamiya.

Tamiya has churned out another masterpiece. Yes, it's just a little jeep, and at this scale that means it's only about 10cm long, but they've spared no expense in making sure that every detail of this little jack-of-all-trades is perfectly duplicated. Suspension, drive train, engine, interior…all are replicated with a surprisingly large number of parts for a kit of this size. Plenty of extra parts and decals let you create any one of a number of varieties, including command vehicles and armed variants (machine gun parts are included). Comes with a driver figure, too. Exceptionally fine tooling without a hint of flash anywhere.

  • Olive green plastic pieces are attached to sprue trees.
  • Clear pieces included for windshield.
  • Hood opens to reveal engine.
  • Includes a driver figure.
  • Separate frame and floor pan.
  • Authentic interior.
  • Details include angle-iron cutter, tow bar, machine gun and jerry can.
  • Clear pictorial instructions.

This plastic kitset requires assembly, paints and glue to complete.

Suggested Paint Colors (not included):
TS-5 – Olive Drab
X-10 – Gun Metal
X-11 – Chrome Silver
X-12 – Gold Leaf
X-18 – Semi Gloss Black
XF-1 – Flat Black
XF-10 – Flat Brown
XF-15 – Flat Flesh
XF-16 – Flat Aluminum
XF-2 – Flat White
XF-3 – Flat Yellow
XF-49 – Khaki
XF-5 – Flat Green
XF-52 – Flat Earth
XF-56 – Metallic Grey
XF-57 – Buff
XF-60 – Dark Yellow
XF-62 – Olive Drab
XF-64 – Red Brown
XF-66 – Light Grey
XF-7 – Flat Red

Without a doubt the Jeep Willys MB occupies a significant position in the whole automotive history. The origin of the Jeep vehicle dates back to early 1941, when U.S. Forces ordered the Willys, Ford, and Bantam companies to develop prototypes of a small sized multi-purpose 4-wheel drive vehicle. During the early stage of WW2, Germany had achieved outstanding successes by using motorized troops with their “Blitzkrieg” tactics. It became a pressing need for allied nations to possess tough and reliable vehicles with excellent cross-country ability. In November 1941, the Army, with alterations on the front grille and hood to the Ford design, chose the Willy's vehicle as the basis for the mass production model. This marked the birth of the Willys MB (Model B) that provided unmatched ability to transport Allied troops during the conflict. The early Willys MB had a welded, slat type front grille. Due to the necessity of increasing production, the Army ordered Ford to join the mass production using the Willys MB's blueprints. It was designated the GPW, and a simple, pressed steelfront grille was introduced. During WW2, the Willys MB and Ford GPW ran over every battlefield. As a means of transit for soldiers, it played an important role in bringing the Allied victory. It was also used for liason, command, communication and sometimes even as an ambulance for a light firearms carrier. Production reached approximately 640,000 units by August 1945.

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December 1st, 2012
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