The car that Kept generals moving
The name “jeep” was first used by a Washington Daily News reporter in February 1941. The word was slang for new recruits in the military and was also used to describe vehicles that were untried or untested. A total of 640,000 were produced from 1941 to 1945 and used in the European and Pacific theaters and in Africa.
* Dimensions: 3.33 (10.9 feet) by 1.57 by 1.83 meters
* Weight: 1,040 kilograms (2,290 pounds)
* Speed: 96 kilometers (60 miles) per hour
* Engine power: 60 horsepower