Willys MB & M2 Gun - COBI 2296 - 132 bricks

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Model Spec.

    • Willys MB Jeep & M2 Gun
    • 132 bricks
    • 1 figure
    • Model dimensions: TBC
    • Name plate
    • Bodywork with pad printing
    • Easy-to-follow instruction manual
    • Compatible with other leading brands of construction blocks



The Willys MB, commonly known as the Jeep, is an iconic American military vehicle that played a crucial role during World War II. Its history began in 1940 when the U.S. Army sought a lightweight, four-wheel-drive reconnaissance vehicle. The Bantam Car Company initially produced a prototype, but the contract ultimately went to Willys-Overland due to their superior design and powerful "Go-Devil" engine.

The Willys MB was designed for rugged versatility, featuring a sturdy, simple structure that allowed for mass production and easy repair in the field. It had a 60-horsepower, four-cylinder engine and a 3-speed transmission, capable of achieving a top speed of 65 mph. The vehicle’s lightweight, four-wheel-drive capabilities, and high ground clearance made it ideal for diverse terrains.

Production began in 1941, and over 360,000 units were manufactured by war's end. The Willys MB became indispensable on all fronts, used for troop transport, medical evacuations, communications, and as a light weapons platform. Its reliability and adaptability earned it the nickname "the G.I.'s best friend."

After the war, the Jeep’s design influenced civilian models, leading to the development of the Jeep CJ series. Its robust construction and versatility established it as a symbol of American ingenuity and resilience, leaving a lasting legacy in both military and civilian automotive history. The Willys MB remains celebrated as a key contributor to the Allied victory in World War II.



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