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“Jeep Range” Photos and Articles

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

Tyndall Field in Florida is credited with creating the first “jeep range”, a place where jeeps carried objects for gunnery practice. Here are a few pics and articles about “jeep ranges”.

This photo appeared in the Atlanta Constitution Sun newspaper on June 06, 1943:

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A year earlier, a model plane was attached to a jeep in the first iteration of a jeep range:

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Here are some larger photos of the ones shown above from the July 12, 1942, issue of the Fort Worth Star Telegram:

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This October 14, 1944, photo from the Public Opinion newspaper out of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, shares an alternative view from the gunner’s perspective:

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This provides a relatively close look at a model plane:

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