Willys MB 1/4 Ton 4x4 (diecast 1:18, Customized)

  • Willys MB 1/4 Ton 4x4 (from 1941)
  • Welly Umgebautes Modell
  • 1:18
  • Showcase model / No engine
  • diecast
  • Oliv
  • Perfect mint condition
  • Original packaging exists
  • Not for sale
 
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The Original: Taking a Look at the Willys MB 1/4 Ton 4x4

The Willys MB 1/4 Ton 4x4, also known as the Jeep Willys, is a rugged and versatile military vehicle developed by Willys-Overland Motors during World War II. This iconic vehicle was produced in series from 1941 to 1945 and served multiple purposes, quickly becoming a symbol of the Allied war effort. With a total production run of several million units, the Willys MB significantly shaped the image of the "Jeep" and set new standards for four-wheel-drive vehicles. The vehicle featured a powerful 2.2-liter inline-four cylinder engine (Go Devil) generating 60 horsepower at 4000 rpm. Capable of reaching a top speed of around 65 mph (105 km/h), the Willys MB could easily navigate difficult terrain. The vehicle's body, characterized by its boxy shape and compact design, allowed for easy field repair and maintenance.


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Technical Features and Paint Job of the Willys MB

The Willys MB was equipped with selectable four-wheel drive, giving it excellent off-road capability. Its smaller dimensions and light weight of approximately 1040 kg (2293 pounds) further contributed to its off-road performance. The vehicle had a three-speed transmission and a two-speed transfer case. Despite its military purpose, the Willys MB was known for its fuel efficiency, averaging around 12 liters per 100 km (23.5 mpg). Features included drum brakes on all four wheels, a permanent steel body, and a mostly olive green paint job to meet military requirements during the war. The vehicle was designed to be utilitarian with no unnecessary extras, simplifying production and increasing durability.

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The Miniature Model: A Masterpiece in 1/18 Scale

The model presented here in a 1/18 scale, manufactured by Welly, is a detailed replica of the Willys MB 1/4 Ton 4x4. This diecast model reflects the essential features and nuances of the original. The realistic tie-downs on the front are striking, representing the typical rope fasteners for the Willys MB. The body is finished in an authentic military olive green and displays accurate military markings that perfectly mimic the original. One is immediately impressed by the detailed tires with a realistic tread pattern, ready to conquer any terrain.

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Special Modifications of the Miniature Model

It is important to note that this model is a modified version and does not represent the original model produced by Welly. The model, which is part of the collection of Modelly member "Play-X," showcases additional details such as realistic weathering and wear marks, reinforced rope fasteners, and other personal modifications that enhance the authentic character of the model. These refinements emphasize historical accuracy and provide a fascinating glimpse into the world of detailed model cars. This modified mini Jeep tells its own story while highlighting the craftsmanship of model builders.


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