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    WW 2 Jeep modification I.D.

    Has anyone seen these types of modifications on a WW 2 era Jeep before?
    I stumbled across these photos on flicker.
    No mention of where the photos was taken, time or context.

    Twin bazooka mount homemade?
    Or did this exist as an issue item of some form?

    Jeep with twin Bazooka mount.jpg
    Can see U bolts on the mount
    Jeep with bazooka 3 (640x490) (640x490).jpg

    Issue kit or field shop made?
    Jeep with armoured surtain.jpg
    Additional panel in the rear in this photo
    Jeep with armor kit 4 (640x495).jpg
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    Seems they put about everything on those old jeeps. Bet it was a modification made in field maintenance/repair depot. WW2 or Korean War?
    Occam's razor, the simplest explanation will be the most plausible

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    I did some research a few years back on uparmored Jeeps, most of them were field kits done at the Brigade/Group level. The 8th Trans Group in Vietnam actually had a standardized pattern they used which became fairly common. It's not unusual to see this kind of stuff, in Iraq we had crews of TCNs supervised by the support guys cutting and installing hillbilly armor on our HMMWVs.
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    Both FWMWO, field work modified work orders at battalion level.

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    Man Norton, you do come up with the most unusual stuff! Never knew they made an "uparmored Jeep"...hey maybe one of those would be great in rush hour traffic. I bet people would clear out of the way.

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    We mounted 2 50's in the bed if a duce-1/2, one on each side next to the cab.
    when going down the dirt road it would bounce the truck wheels when firing them.

    we traded them for 2 30's

    when you were outside of the daily view of the field command, stuff happened, field expedient. LOL
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    I was digging through my files on this and found a 1/35 scale adaptation of the original M151 pattern.
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