Military Jeep Packed in a Box

Military Jeep Packed in a Box

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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