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"Popski's Private Army" 

Wasp Flamethrower Jeep


Statistics

Country of Origin/Used by: Great Britain
First Produced/Service Dates: 1943?
Manufactured by: Willy-Overland Motors or Ford Motor Co. with unit modification
Crew: 2
Armament: Wasp II Flamethrower
Engine: 4 Cylinder
Miscellaneous Info: Apparently only one prototype was built by "Popski's Private Army" during their service in Italy, using either a converted Willys MB or Ford Motor Company patrol/reconnaissance Jeep. The results of the testing did not warrant further production or use in action.  More information about the Willys MB-Ford GPW 1/4 ton Jeep is available here at WarWheels.net.
Data Sheet Available:  None Available

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
PPA Wasp Flamethrower Jeep (2006) Ian Sadler - UK
PPA Wasp Flamethrower Jeep  (Photos from 2005 War & Peace Show - Beltring, UK) Dennis Trowbridge - Bristol, UK
PPA Willys MB Jeep Photo (with Major Vladamir "Popski" Peniakoff) Imperial War Museum

References Available

Online

Reference Source/Provider
Popski's Private Army Preservation Society Preservation Society Group Website

Printed

Reference Author

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

Geoff Fletcher
"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

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
       
Accessory/Detail Set Manufacturer Scale Other Information
"Popski's Private Army" Wasp Jeep Flamethrower Conversion Set (35.1226) Resicast 1/35 Resin; Probably for the "New" Tamiya Jeep Model Kit

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider