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Long Range Desert Group (LRDG)/

Special Air Services (SAS) Willys MB Jeep

Photo Courtesy of Erik Johansen - South Shields, Tyne & Wear UK


Statistics

Country of Origin/Used by: USA/UK for this particular model.
First Produced/Service Dates: 1940
Manufactured by: Multiple Manufacturers including Willys, Ford, etc.
Crew: 2-4
Armament: Multiple Armament Packages Including .50 cal HMG, .303 Lewis MG, Twin Vickers .303 KO MG's
Engine: 4 Cylinder
Miscellaneous Info: Most Vehicles did NOT follow any particular pattern.  They were stocked and armed by the individual crew members. More information about the standard Jeep is available.
Data Sheet Available:  None Available

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
SAS Willys Jeep Photos Mark Aldrich - IPMS/USA Tacoma Green Dragons (Washington)
SAS/LRDG Willys Jeep Photos Erik Johansen - South Shields, Tyne & Wear UK
SAS Willys Jeep Photos (2006) Ian Sadler - UK

References Available

Online

Reference Source/Provider
The LRDG, Long Range Desert Group W. Tobias Gibson's Website
The LRDG Preservation Society Preservation Society Group Website

Printed

Reference Author

"British Jeeps" (May 2010 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine)

Geoff Fletcher
"Desert Raiders and Their Gun Jeeps" (November 2010 Issue of Model Military International Magazine) Tobias Gibson
"Desert Song" (March 2013 Issue of Model Military International Magazine) John Carroll
Desert Raiders: Axis and Allied Special Forces (1940-1943) - Osprey Battle Orders #23 Andrea Molinari

"Jeeps In Camera (Gun Toting)" (June 2006 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine)

Mark Askew

"Jeeps In Camera (WW2 SAS Fighting Jeeps)" (February 2008 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine)

Mark Askew
"Jeep Rebuild (Part 1)" (September 2013 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine) Ian Young
"Jeep Rebuild (Part 2)" (October 2013 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine) Ian Young
"Jeep Rebuild (Part 3)" (November 2013 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine) Ian Young
"Jeep Rebuild (Part 4)" (December 2013 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine) Ian Young
Long Range Desert Group, The (1940-1945) - Osprey New Vanguard #32

Review by John Prigent via Missing-Lynx

Robin Jenner, David List & Mike Badrocke

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
SAS 4x4 Desert Raider Jeep w/.50cal M2 Machine Gun (6681) Dragon/Cyberhobby 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic.  Limited Production.
SAS 1/4 Ton 4x4 (Jeep) Commander's Patrol Car Model Kit (6724) Dragon Models 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic.
SAS 1/4 Ton 4x4 (Jeep) Patrol Car with Crew Model Kit (6745) Dragon Models 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic.
SAS Raider 1/4 Ton 4x4 Truck (Jeep) ETO 1944 Model Kit & 2nd SAS Regiment Figure Set (6725) Dragon Models 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic.
Willys SAS/ Commando Jeep Kit (320) Italeri 1/35 Plastic.  Older kit, but still can be made into nice model
SAS Jeep Kit Tamiya 1/35 Plastic.  Older kit, but still can be made into nice model
Jeep Kit (Contained in the "WWII US Infantry at Rest" Set - 32552) Tamiya 1/48 Injection Molded Plastic
       
Accessory/Aftermarket Set Manufacturer Scale Other Information
Willys Jeep Instruments & Placards

Review by Patrick Keenan

Review by Pat McGrath at Armorama

Archer Fine Transfers 1/35 Decals; Designed for Tamiya Kit.
SAS Jeep Conversion Set (North Africa - 1942) (T35014) Black Dog 1/35 Conversion for Tamiya Kit
SAS Jeep Conversion Set (North Africa - 1942) (T48043) Black Dog 1/48 Conversion for Tamiya Kit
SAS Jeep Conversion Set (Europe - 1944) (T48054) Black Dog 1/48 Conversion for Tamiya Kit
SAS Jeep Late European Conversion Calibre 35 1/35  
US Willys MB Jeep Wheel set (DW30004) DEF Model 1/35 Resin; For the newer release Tamiya Model kit.

Jeep Mirrors (357122)

Echelon Fine Details

1/35

For Tamiya Model Kits; "Peel and Stick" Series.

"Jeeps In North Africa"  (D356130) Echelon Fine Details 1/35 Decals.  Includes markings for a US Army Air Forces Correspondent Jeep in Tunisia as well as for British SAS Jeeps in North Africa. 
SAS Jeep Detail Set Eduard Accessories 1/35 For Tamiya Kit
SAS Jeep Conversion (LF1017) Legend Productions 1/35 Early Release or for Different Model Kit?

SAS Jeep Wheel Set (LF1232)

Legend Productions

1/35

Resin; For Tamiya Kit?

SAS Jeep Conversion Set: For Two Vehicles (LF1233)

Legend Productions

1/35

Resin; For Tamiya Kit?

Workable leaf springs for WWII Jeep (VMD35000)   Minor Model 1/35 Photo Etched Brass; For Tamiya Kit. This product is also offered with some of the other Minor stuff in combination sets
Willys Jeep Lense and Tailight Set (SKP141) SKP Model 1/35 Multi-Media; For Newer Tamiya Model kit
Ford GPW Jeep Lense and Tailight Set (SKP197) SKP Model 1/35 Multi-Media; For Bronco Model kit
Ford GPW Jeep Wheel Set (SKP241) SKP Model 1/35 Resin; For Bronco Model kit
Ford GPW Jeep Firestone Wheel Set (SKP246) SKP Model 1/35 Resin; For Bronco Model kit
SAS/LRDG Jeep Conversion Set #1 (DR01) Swash Designs 1/35 Multimedia; For Tamiya "Regular" Jeep Kit #35219
SAS/LRDG Jeep Conversion Set #2 (DR02) Swash Designs 1/35 Multimedia; For Tamiya "Regular" Jeep Kit #35219
SAS Jeep Detail Set Verlinden Productions 1/35 For Tamiya Kit
SAS Jeep (North Africa) Conversion Verlinden Productions 120mm  

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider
SAS Jeep/ LRDG Chevrolet 30 cwt Truck Desert Diorama Photos John Staehle - Deming, New Mexixo USA