out for Weird Guy
guy normally stays looking at the guns, but if a jeep with a .50
cal or a thompson catches his eye, he may stray over. Weird guy
is usually recognisable by his thousand yard stare and inability
to make eye contact but occasionally may appear 'normal' (or what
passes for normal at an MV show). It can take a sentence or two
to establish this:
Is that a real jeep then?"
it's a 1944 Willys MB."
had one just like this at home that could float and sold it for
£30 only a couple of years ago"
No it was a special prototype - I had the only one....it could
fly too... "
Amphibious jeeps -
Lined up for shipping in 1944.
Unlike its dry stablemate, the GPA was not a great success.
The rivers of western Europe proved too steeply banked and fast
flowing for the 'seep' and many were passed on to the Red Army
where they fared better. Post-war the amphibious jeep had very
limited use outside the fire and rescue services and consequently
many were scrapped.
the GPA is a very rare collectors item and the few left hardly
ever get their feet wet!