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A detailed model of a Willy's Jeep, parented and pivoted for animation purposes.
Texture and Color Maps are provided. Textures are 2048 x 2048 resolution. Original .psd of the said textures are also included. Texture is based on the original olive drab color.
During World War I there were limited attempts to mechanize military forces. The US Army had already used 4x4 trucks in it, supplied by the Four Wheel Drive Auto Co., by the time World War II was dawning, the United States Department of War was still seeking a standardized light cross-country and reconnaissance vehicle.
As tensions were heightening around the world in the late Thirties, the US Army put the word out to American automobile manufacturers to come up with suggestions to replace its existing, aging light motor vehicles, mostly motorcycles and sidecars but also someModel T's. This resulted in several prototypes being presented to army officials, like five Marmon-Herrington 4x4s in 1937, and three Austin roadsters by American Bantam in 1938 (Fowler, 1993). However, the US Army's requirements were not formalised until July 11, 1940, when 135 U.S. automotive manufacturers were approached to submit a design conforming to their specifications, for a vehicle the World War II training manual TM 9-803 described as '... a general purpose, personnel, or cargo carrier especially adaptable for reconnaissance or command, and designated as 1/4-ton 4x4 Truck.'