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Non conventional jeep usage by the army !

Posted: Tue May 07, 2019 3:21 am
by YLG80
Original situations that could be reenacted :)!

I guess that the jeep clutch did not like that exercise :)!
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France at Longues-sur-Mer
Australian pilots of the 453rd Squadron help to flatten the airstrip .
The airstrip was active between June 21 to September 4, 1944
They loaded two 500lb bombs used to add weight to a locally acquired agricultural roller.
In the background, Spitfires of 602nd Squadron depart on an operation, watched by a runway controller working from a converted sentry box.

Here they are using the jeep as a motor for the the saw to cut trees !(55th Fighter Group)
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Re: Non conventional jeep usage by the army !

Posted: Tue May 07, 2019 7:20 am
by Mark Jesic
The jeep is so versatile Yves, i wouldnt saw wood up with mine though. :D

Re: Non conventional jeep usage by the army !

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 5:01 am
by horrocks
At least the absence of a diff lock has one small advantage.

Re: Non conventional jeep usage by the army !

Posted: Fri May 10, 2019 1:22 am
by YLG80
horrocks wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 5:01 am
At least the absence of a diff lock has one small advantage.
Yes sure, also for a field laundry machine :) !
British ingenuity .
No jack, no problem, let's use a wooden box.
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