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When the founder of Krause Publications, "Chet" Krause sold his collections of historic military vehicles, 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 1/4-ton 4x4 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 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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