Chet’s Jeeps

W hen the founder of Krause Publications, “Chet” Krause sold his collections of historic military vehicles a few years ago, a ripple went through the hobby. “Could Chet be getting out?” was the question most often heard. Those who know Chet, though, know that he does everything with a plan.

    His plan at the time: To establish a “Jeep study collection” which would contain an example of each major step in the evolution of the U.S. military ?-ton 4×4 truck. Three years later, Chet proudly displayed the collection of Jeeps. Military Vehicles Magazine is honored to share the collection with its readers.

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1941 Bantam BRC

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1941 Willys MA

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1941 Ford GP 4-wheel steer

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1941 Willys MB (slat grille; DoD, 12-12-41)

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1942 Willys MB (stamped grille)

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1942 GPW (script; DoD, 7-16-42)

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1942 GPW (non-script)

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Amphibious GPA

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1950 Willys M38

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1950 Willlys CJV35U

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1953 Willys Overland M38A1C

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1954 Willys M38

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1960 Ford M151

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1960 AMC M422

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1961 AMC M422A1

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1963 Ford M151A1

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1967 M151 Minesweeper

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1969 AM General M151A2

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1969 AM General M718A1

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1969 AM General M718 and 1969 AM General M718A1

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1954 Willys M170

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1969 Ford M825

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1969 AM General M825A1

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1970 Jeep Corporation M38A1-CDN3 configured as M38A1C

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“Chester’s Light Artillery”

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