WWII jeep with huge tires

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WWII jeep with huge tires

Post by signsup » Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:45 pm

About 2 minutes into this OSS WWII film on the Studebaker Weasel, it shows a jeep driving on the snow with huge tires on it. Kinda neat . . .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJmvR20NqKQ
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Re: WWII jeep with huge tires

Post by Ian Fawbert » Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:13 pm

The Australian army fitted Beaufort bomber tyres to a jeep as a sand dune trial versus standard NDT 600x16's... the jeep with the oversize tyres just went everywhere they wanted it to in reading the report.

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Re: WWII jeep with huge tires

Post by mdainsd » Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:19 pm

Here is a picture, reportedly from Germany right after the war. Big tires?
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Re: WWII jeep with huge tires

Post by signsup » Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:41 pm

I've got a photo around the house somewhere of my father in law post war Germany with his "personal" jeep. Plywood hardtop for the winter of '45 as he was sent home in the spring of '46. I think, after the war, some motor pools were allowed to play around a little with the vehicles with fiels.
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