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Willy's Overland MB Jeep

32.4k Wakescar  4.5 years ago

CLICK HERE for revised version with working leaf spring suspension!

  • Controls:
    • Pitch - Drive/Reverse
    • Roll - Steering/Aim .30cal
    • Throttle - .30cal elevation
    • Yaw - Rear wheel steering
    • Gear - Drop window

  • Features:
    • Working suspension
    • Working interior
    • Limited flight control
    • Unwavering loyalty

It was a modest, straightforward little machine, and it cost the government only about $900 a copy. Yet General George C. Marshall described the WWII jeep as "Americas greatest contribution to modern warfare."
War correspondent Ernie Pyle called it "the greatest discovery of World War II," saying, "I dont think we could continue the war without the jeep. It does everything. It goes everywhere. It's as faithful as a dog, as strong as a mule, and agile as a goat. It constantly carries twice what it was designed for, and still keeps going. It doesnt even ride so badly after you get used to it..." It has been said that the bond between the soldier and his mechanized steed was akin to the relationship between the WWI cavalryman and his horse.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I have :)

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General Characteristics

  • Successors 9 airplane(s) +52 bonus
  • Created On iOS
  • Wingspan 7.8ft (2.4m)
  • Length 17.9ft (5.5m)
  • Height 8.8ft (2.7m)
  • Empty Weight 14,563lbs (6,606kg)
  • Loaded Weight 14,962lbs (6,786kg)

Performance

  • Wing Loading 189.2lbs/ft2 (923.9kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 79.1ft2 (7.3m2)
  • Drag Points 4831

Parts

  • Number of Parts 542
  • Control Surfaces 4
  • Performance Cost 2,141
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    32.4k Wakescar

    See this jeep in action!

    Pinned 1.8 years ago
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    Runs well and is durable!

    4.0 years ago
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    32.4k Wakescar

    SimplePlanes: Origins

    4.4 years ago
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    nice your jeep

    4.4 years ago
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    Ok I posted the Rotabuggy, thank you again for allowing me to use you excellent Jeep.

    4.4 years ago
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    @Wakescar Thank you very much, I already talked with BogdanX about the original design part, But thank you, I'll message you as soon as I do. Thank you again : D

    4.4 years ago
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    32.4k Wakescar

    @CaptBlackadder That would be fine with me but the bizarre challenge rules say that it must your own original design so I'm not sure it would qualify. You should still post it as a stand alone though. I'd like to see it :)

    4.4 years ago
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    This is super!

    4.4 years ago
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    hey so using this jeep I was able to make a Hafner Rotabuggy, and I was wondering if I could upload it into the Bizarre Challenge, I would of course Credit you for your excellent Jeep. My biggest concern would be that because it needs to be a successor of the challenge you would not receive Subsequent Upvotes if the Rotabuggy was to get any.

    4.4 years ago
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    Dude nice i love the suspension system a ton

    4.5 years ago
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    32.4k Wakescar

    @AdrianFlyingAce Glad you like the 4-wheel steer. It's the only way to go imo. Also I don't rick roll. What link are you referring to?

    4.5 years ago
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    25.2k Sutairs

    awesmazing

    4.5 years ago
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    32.4k Wakescar

    @Mumpsy Thanks man. It took me a long time to get the suspension to work properly at this size. Everything is so close together it just wanted to stick to everything else. Making for a stiff ride that was very difficult to diagnose.

    4.5 years ago
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    144k Pilotmario

    Actually, yes. You can put a .30 cal on a vehicle. Again, dependent on state laws. @RailfanEthan

    4.5 years ago
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    @Wakescar I meant mounted on the vehicle. I know alone they're legal.

    4.5 years ago
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    73.7k Mumpsy

    Man! You did an awesome job on this flat fender. So many great details. The antenna is really clever. Your suspension setup is great too!

    4.5 years ago
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    32.4k Wakescar

    @Pilotmario @RailfanEthan The USA is one of the few countries on the planet where regular folks can in fact own a fully automatic firearm. Machine guns have never been illegal in the USA on a federal level. They are heavily regulated, but not illegal at all.

    4.5 years ago
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    @Pilotmario The jeep itself, yes. However, the 30 mounted isn't legal.

    4.5 years ago
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    144k Pilotmario

    @Wakescar Land of the free.

    4.5 years ago
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    @Wakescar I'm going to put a shrunken down version of my panzerfaust rocket on this... Looks good BTWS.

    4.5 years ago
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    32.4k Wakescar

    @Cedy117 Thanks dude! Truly iconic machines. They were always my favorite part of watching parades as a kid and quite possibly the reason I drive a jeep today

    4.5 years ago
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    32.4k Wakescar

    Much appreciated @Mumpsy I found a trick for smaller nudge increments just before building this. Details are no longer the bane of my iOS existence :)

    4.5 years ago
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    32.4k Wakescar

    @Pilotmario Land of the free my friend :)

    4.5 years ago
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    77.2k Cedy117

    Very nice one of my favourite looking vehicles

    4.5 years ago
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    32.4k Wakescar

    @RailfanEthan You're right, it's most accurately an MB, although many restored models are listed as CJs because they differ very little from early model CJs manufactured during coinciding years. The only notable difference being a higher range transmission often installed amid restoration.

    4.5 years ago
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