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The Jeep in World War II
Jeep is an automobile marque (and registered trademark) of Chrysler. It is the oldest off-road vehicle (also sport utility vehicle - SUV) brand, with Land Rover coming in second. The original vehicle which first appeared as the prototype Bantam BRC became the primary light 4 wheel drive car of the US Army and allies during the World War II and postwar period. Many vehicles serving similar military and civilian roles have since been created by many nations.
Originally Dubbed GP for General Purpose, it is widely believed this vehicle picked up the moniker "Jeep" from the Popeye(tm) cartoon that featured the magical Jeep "animal" that could go anywhere and appear and dissapear at will.
The Jeep in Aces High II
The Jeep is a small, light weight, fast target. It has little armor, and pintle guns can take it out in 4-7 shots. It is a good choice for quickly delivering vehicle supplies to armor in combat, and four or more Jeeps with troops can take bases. Care must be taken while operating this vehicle, as it is unstable at high speed and will roll easily.
The Jeep can also be used for scouting, although there may be better choices for this role.
The Jeep in Aces High II is armed with a single Browning M2 .50 caliber machine gun. While this single .50 might discourage the timid (or other Jeeps), it will not be taken seriously by most enemies and should be used only as a last resort, or to pick off enemy troops that may be trying to take your map room. It is not a threat to most aircraft, but you might get a lucky shot.