Originally Posted by Full Tank
Patton was carried into battle by a WRANGLER.
That's pretty funny!
I have seen Patton in some pictures in a WW-II production Jeep,
I like the quote from Stalin when He saw the first Jeeps in WW-II.
("There is no way that Germany can defeat a country where every soldier has his own marvelous transportation vehicle".)
Stalin was actually under the impression that we were issuing a Jeep to every solider at the time!
The 'Jeep' was actually considered a 'Secret Weapon' by Churchill, which IMMEDIATELY started a research team to make a 'British' version, which turned into 'Land Rover'...
Russia is still using the basic 'Jeep' design for it's light vehicles to this day,
And now the shortcomings of the 'HUMVEE' are becoming quite apparent, the military is actually going back to a 'Fast Attack' vehicle that is pretty much a turbo 4 cylinder diesel Jeep!
Just plain a good idea that is still being made by the USA to this day!
And there aren't ANY BETTER guys to design, modify, develop ideas to keep it the best overland transportation in the world than the 'Tinkers' in the USA hammering on them right now!
I was in the military during the late '70s and early 80s and we used a LOT of CJ Jeeps all over the world.
The CJ was pretty much standard transportation from military motor pools in Central/South America, and if you have a look at the Viet-Nam pictures, you will see CJs all over the Air Force bases.
The M-151 (Mutt) was the 'Official' combat issue, but the CJs were used a TON in transportation motor pools.
Several countries still use TJ's for transportation, one of the biggest export markets for Chrysler is military & police use to other countries.
On the other hand, that DOES NOT look like any military motor pool Jeep I've ever seen,
Looks like your standard '80 CJ to me,
And the likely hood of getting one of the foreign jeeps back into the country, then finding it in that good of condition is almost nill...
Foreign militaries drive them to DEATH, they salvage them once they are no longer viable, so you just don't find military purchased CJs out of the county, they are hard to import because of emissions laws,
And I would say that is just a plain old, run of the mill '80 CJ that just happens to be green.
And I bet this guy mouthing off about Jeeps being made from the beginning of the 1900s never heard of the Bantam Car Company, Doesn't have a clue it's a WW-II creation, or how weak those old, mass produced Military production Jeeps were.
Maybe this clown should do some research so he knows what he's talking about... What do you think?