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  • What was the best non-armoured vehicle in WW II?

    I would have to submit the humble "jeep". It performed as a forward area ambulance. If armed with machineguns, it served in the reconnaissance role rather well. It could haul practically its own weight in soldiers and being that it was four wheel drive, it could haul them over all terrain.
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    I'll second that
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    • #3
      Either the Jeep or the Duece and a half.
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          Enuff said.
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            It would appear Holly stole my answer. So I am moving on to the C-47. That plane helped move quite a lot of cargo and was one of the most reliable things in the air.
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            • #7
              Im with FS on this. With out the plain old 6x6 there would have been a lot less beans and bullets at the fronts and the war would have dragged on for a lot longer.

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              • #8
                Jeep. Originally designed by tiny Bantam Motor Car Company in Lyndora, PA. They unfortunately did not have the capacity to build them in the amounts required by the military so the contracts were farmed out to the big auto makers.

                Second choice: The Liberty Ship. Maybe they should be first. Without them all the other vehicles cited never leave the US.

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                • #9
                  Does anyone here know when we quit using the jeep?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by dirkymarky View Post
                    Does anyone here know when we quit using the jeep?
                    While technically not a Jeep, the M151 was phased out in the late 80's, early 90's. Dangerous little vehicle. They had a tendency to roll over, ours even had a roll cage.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by freightshaker View Post
                      Either the Jeep or the Duece and a half.
                      Agreed - the jeep was more versatile, but if you had to "delete" either one from the war effort, you'd rather keep the deuce-and-a-half running ammunition and rations up to the front.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Jon Jordan View Post
                        Agreed - the jeep was more versatile, but if you had to "delete" either one from the war effort, you'd rather keep the deuce-and-a-half running ammunition and rations up to the front.
                        I'm leaning more toward the Liberty Ship. How do you get the 2.5 where you need them without the ships?
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                        • #13
                          Tough one - the deuce carried the men, the beans and the bullets but the jeep was such a great all purpose vehicle used for transportation, medical emergencies, recon etc. I would declare a tie.
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                            I would say the jeep or the various landing craft's that were in use.
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