Hobby Master - 1/72 Willys Jeep 3rdBttn. Tunisia 1943
Wanting to replace their outdated light vehicles the U.S. Military received three tenders. Bantam Car Company was the initial winner but couldn’t meet demand so the job went to Willys-Overland Motors. Willys was to take the best design features of the three submitted tenders and build a standardized vehicle. Eventually in order to meet an even greater demand the Ford Motors Company was asked to build a similar vehicle. During World War II there was a total of 647,870 Jeeps produced by the three companies; Willys-Overland produced 362,841 of them.
On February 14, 1944 the Battle of Kasserine Pass in Tunisia began. The Allies raced to capture the port of Tunis by way of the Kasserine Pass, a two mile wide gap in the Atlas Mountains and the German forces were waiting and perfectly poised to take them by surprise. Axis troops went to meet the Americans and then fell back luring the Americans into the trap. When the battle was over the Americans had suffered their most humiliating
defeat with ten thousand U.S. casualties and two thousand German.
- Authentic Detailing
- Pre-Painted by professionals
- Accurate paint colors
- Markings Tampo (pad) applied
- Fully Assembled
- True to Scale (1:72)
- Weathering and insignias
- Rubber wheels that roll
- Windshield can pivot up and down
- Accessories like gas cans, shovels etc.
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