scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 1,438
In 1939 the idea of a universal military vehicle was in the making The jeep ensued and a flourish of tales and stories soon followed its arrival The square-looking vehicle made it through three wars not to mention rigorous domestic use Up until 1981 the jeep was the most used reliable and favorite vehicle of the armed forces according to Lt Col Manuel A Conley The jeep for infantry transportation was to the ground as the airplane was to the sky in World War II The history of the jeep is a portrait of American engineering In 1939 the army wanted a replacement for the aging motorcycle and sidecars from World War l not to mention the vehicles already in use like the modified Ford Model T Conley 1981 19 This machinery was not up to military standards The military then issued a list of priorities to American carmakers for the jeep 1It must have a load capacity of 600 pounds 2The wheelbase must be under 75 inches 3The height must be under 36 inches 4The engine must run smoothly from three to fifty miles per hour 5It must have a rectangular shaped body 6It must have a two speed transfer case with four wheel drive 7It must have a windshield that folds down 8It must include three bucket seats 9It must have blackout and driving lights 10Gross vehicle weight must be under 1200 pounds Conley 1981 20 Of 135 companies invited to compete in the contest only three complied Ford Motor Company Willys-Overland and American Bantam Car Company Clayton 1982 7 Bantam along with designer Karl Probst was the most aggressive of the three and had the blueprints of their vehicle in Washington DC in five days Willys led by vice-president of engineering Delmar Barney Roos was late with their prints and their model also cost more money Conley 1981 20 Needless
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA