1x 106mm Recoilless cannon
12.7x77mm spotting rifle
Miterfeste (miter attachment)
Eigne: Willy’s “Go Devil” 4 cyl in-line 54hk
Top speed: 96 km/h
After testing prototypes of 1/4 ton personnel vehicles from Bantam, Ford, and Willys, the latter was chosen as the volume manufacturer. Series production started late in 1941. In early 1942, Ford was brought in to increase capacity and until August 1945, 359,851 cars were produced at Willys and 277,878 at Ford. The two types were largely similar, but some details varied. The most easily visible difference is the cross member in the frame under the radiator, which is tubular in the Willys and U-shaped in the Ford. Ford stamped screw heads and a number of details with a capital F
To begin with, the car had several nicknames, but soon became widely known under the designation Jeep. The cars were used in all theaters of war around the world, and are today seen as the very symbol of the Allies’ vehicle consumption in the Second World War. already during the war, cars were repaired and built up regardless of the manufacturer and after the war a large maintenance program was implemented where the cars were taken apart and put back together completely arbitrarily without regard to the manufacturer. Today, a number of these have been restored back to their original condition.
Description wagon, field, 1/4 ton 4x4 JEEP, model ford GPW and Willys MB
The vehicle entered Norwegian service already during the war in the Brigade in Scotland, the Air Force and by Norwegian Commando forces, but the first ones came to Norway with British forces in May 1945. After the war, the jeep has been used in all parts of the Norwegian defense right up to 1992 During the arms aid programme, Norway received around 3,000 jeeps. most were fitted with a heater and a winter top, and this entailed, among other things, the mirror mounts and the spade had to be moved to make the doors fit. in addition to the usual variant, there was also a separate cannon jeep in use in the defence. Home Guards were able to buy wagons at a reasonable price at so-called gift sales, the rest went to auctions all over the country. there are today a large number of jeeps in private hands in Norway, many are also in very good condition
The ammunition for the spotting rifle is not .50 bmg, but 12.7x77mm wich is 22mm shorter. The spotter round was developed to replicate the trajectory of the 106 mm ammunition, and features a tracer element and a point-detonating incendiary filler to create a puff of white smoke at the impact point.
The wagon was already in use during the war in the brigade in Scotland, the air force and by Norwegian commando forces, but the first came to Norway with British forces in May 1945.
After the war, the jeep was used in all parts of the Norwegian defense right up to 1994, Still used afterwards
During the arms aid programme, Norway received around 3,000 jeeps. after it was phased out, many home guards bought these cars with and without cannon
After what i have heard from veterans this is a cannon they loved to shoot and a vehicle that everyone really liked both using and shooting
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