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GPA Pulling a Slat Grille & More

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Marc pointed out an article in the 1944 issue of Popular Mechanics. I didn’t realized it, but this issue has a bunch of jeep-related articles. Some of these you’ve probably seen.

The largest illustration shows a Ford GPA SEEP pulling a MB Slat Grille (pages 84 and 85). For some reason, the wheels were removed (photographically speaking) from the GPA.

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Page 87 shows of a half-sized jeep that utilizes an icebox motor for power. I featured this picture back in April.

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Page 71 shares the “Follow Me” paint markings with the world.

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Page 6 Describes how jeeps can be used to pull refueling tanks or ambulance cars in a train.

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Page 80 shows off the limitless capabilities of the jeep by picturing a soldier cutting wood from a jeep powered buzz saw in Italy.

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Page 86 discusses the finer points of dropping a jeep over a cliff, including the installation of a can over the driver’s mirror to prevent flashing.

1944-06-lowering-jeep-over-cliffFinally, on page 63 we learn about a “Finishing School for Killers” where soldiers learn how to jump from a jeep while it is traveling at 40mph.

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5 Comments on “GPA Pulling a Slat Grille & More

  1. Brett

    Never mind the windshield flashing to the sky and maybe they should of just folded the mirror down to the body as an easier remedy.
    I do know now how to quickly exit my vehicle in the event of an emergency.
    I do love these old articles though.
    Brett

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