Italeri® Willys Jeep MB 80th Anniversary (1941-2021) Plastic Model Kit, 1/24 Scale
In 1940, with the world war already begun, the United States General Staff announced a competition for the construction of a light four-wheel drive vehicle that would serve numerous uses. The American Bantam Company, Willys Overland Motor and Ford Motor Co. participated in the race. The choice fell on the Willys model, which, after a pre-series of 1500 vehicles starting from 1941, was put on assembly lines and produced in 640,000 units. , including 277,000 under license from Ford. This means that the "Jeep" was the vehicle built in the largest number of specimens by the war industry during the Second World War.