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Willys MB Follow Me Jeep

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Delbert snapped this Willys MB "Follow Me" Jeep at the Mid Atlantic Air Museum World War II weekend in June 2012. You can see more of the action that took place over that weekend at the Museum in Reading, Pennsylvania here: MAAM 22nd Annual WWII Weekend.
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About the Author

About Delbert (Delbert)
FROM: PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES

I'm 47. I've been model building since Dec 2001 and I build everything from wingy things to ground hugger's. esp WWII era. also built a car or two. Some people think my stuff isn't too bad.


Comments

An excellent resource for the Smells Like A Jeep, etc. Campaign going on now! I had been considering a "Follow Me" jeep, maybe an even flashier one, but these photos will be a big help. Matthew, thanks for posting! (The owner didn't look too friendly, but probably staying in character.) -Sean H.
DEC 12, 2012 - 11:06 AM
Thanks a million for sharing! That's a inspirational source to make an unusual 1/35 Willys
DEC 12, 2012 - 05:56 PM
Many of these "Follow Me" jeeps were fitted with radio equipment (SCR-522 or SCR-542) for air-ground coordination or airfield management. Frenchy
DEC 13, 2012 - 03:04 AM
Cool pics, thanks for sharing. Now who's going to build the new 1/32 b-24, or b-17 (when it comes out) following the follow me jeep down the runway. The radio sets are available in P.E.. just don't remember who released them. Good excuse for me to P/U the b-17.
DEC 13, 2012 - 03:23 AM
Minor Models has released some radio sets fot the jeep, but I'm not sure these would be OK for a "Follow Me" version... http://www.minor-web.com/10.html Frenchy
DEC 13, 2012 - 04:37 AM
The kit AVM3504 is a good representation of the transmitter and the receiver used in many WWII airfield jeeps. These were often enclosed in a box across the back of the jeep under the canvas. Much of the side detail will be hidden. I have no connection with Minor and built my own long before these existed. Ted
JAN 01, 2013 - 07:14 AM