History of the Jeep By Derek McClelland
How it Started • The Jeep was first mass-produced in 1940 for the United States armed forces. During WWI limited attempts where made to mechanize the military forces. • The army had already used 4x4 trucks, by the time WWII was coming around the war department was still looking for a standardized light cross-country reconnaissance vehicle.
What they where used for What they where used for Facts • They where used to haul soldiers around from place to place and haul supplies during WWII. • The original jeep was called a “peep” during WWII. • It could carry six passengers and top out at about 65 mph. • The Jeep combined the ruggedness of a truck with the speed and mobility of a light car.
How the jeep has changed Military Jeep Modern Jeep • You had to be in the armed forces to drive a Jeep. • You now have different models of jeeps and can get them from a Jeep dealer.
Work cited • http://encarta.msn.com/encyclopedia_761567178/Jeep.html • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willys_MB#Origin_of_the_term_.22jeep.22