May 17, 2016

Picture of the Day: A Military Jeep Neatly Packed in a Crate

jeep in a crate Picture of the Day: A Military Jeep Neatly Packed in a Crate

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In this overhead capture we see a neatly packed military Jeep in a crate. According to War History Online:

Ford and Willys produced nearly 648,000 Jeeps as light utility vehicles during WWII… The Jeep accounted for over 15% of the total wartime military vehicle production… Jeeps were produced and packed this way for shipment to U.S. forces and countries like England and the Soviet Union who the U.S. supplied during WW II.
 
Boxing up a jeep was expensive and time consuming so it was only done when absolutely necessary. Jeeps that were crated were complete vehicles, not a box of parts — windshields were folded, wheels taken off and a few other things done to minimize the cubeage. [source]

 

You can see more pictures of the crated jeeps at War History Online. You can also find more pictures and a PDF of assembly instructions at mvpa.org

 

 

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