This is the new Jeep Wrangler Forum area dedicated to the rich military history of what today we call the Jeep Wrangler. Included in this forum will be discussions on military or military-type trailers.
Just a few things about this forum:
Note: dates below are approximate and are more by dates of use rather than the dates of the main conflicts served and periods of service overlapped.
· Pre-War (1940) Where it all started. Even though they weren't called "Jeeps" until after the war these prototypes include the Bantam Pilot, Willys Quad and the Ford Pygmy.
· WW2 (1941-1950), The Bantam BRC, Willys MA & MB as well as the Ford GP & GPW are what started America's love affair with the Jeep.
· Korean War era (1950-1965) The Jeeps included in this time are the M38 and M38A1 and the M170.
· Vietnam War era (1959-1999) The M151 "Mutt" was probably the last vehicle able to be called a "Jeep" and it lasted well after it's initial service in South East Asia.
Military Themed Civilian Jeeps
One of the few things that can cross the boundaries of the various Jeep Wrangler models is the military theme. From the humble beginnings in 1941, the Jeep has played a key part in our nation's military history. Additionally, the military theme is not limited by geographical boundaries so we can have representation from various countries and not just the United States.
Military and Military-Themed Trailers:
This can be a whole area by itself since there are so many types.
Most of the time when people think of Military Jeep trailers they are talking about the 1/4 ton trailers:
· Willys MB-T and Bantam T3 generally used with the WW2 Jeeps
· M-100 used with the M38 and M38A1 Jeeps
· M-416 Used with the M-151 Jeep
There were also larger trailers:
· G-518 was the WW2 1-ton trailer
· M-101 3/4 ton trailer
· M-104 & M-105 1-1/2 ton trailers
· M1101 & M1102 Light Tactical Trailer / High Mobility Trailers
Please feel free to post your pics and ideas and remember, even though there were military standards, just like battle plans, they changed quite often. Also, there were many variables in vehicle designs so the military marking needed to adapt so sometimes the standards had to adapt.
If your military markings are meant to make your Jeep look like it just rolled off the battlefield or you just have a single Oscar-Mike star on the hood, it's all good.