US Bantam Jeep pulling an artillery piece during testing in 1941

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US Bantam Jeep pictured in flight, pulling an artillery piece during testing in New River, North Carolina, 1941.

The American Bantam company developed the first and most effective Jeep prototype for the US Army, but as the company lacked resources to meet the goverment’s design, their blueprints were given to Willys and Ford by the War department.

Book suggestion ⤵️

📖 Wartime Jeeps: WW2 Jeeps – Prototypes, Production Models and Special Versions (Graham Scott, 2011)

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