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1952-1971 M38A1C


 

M38A1C was the U.S. military designation for an MD modified to carry a rear-mounted 106 mm recoilless rifle. Surplus examples would have been sold with the large weapon removed, but distinctive features that might remain include: a windshield with a center gap to allow the barrel of the rifle to rest horizontally, a cowl-mounted spare tire to provide clearance for the breech of the rifle and storage for shells accessible from the rear, and an M-75A1 or M-79 mount. There was a similar M38A1D which was used briefly in 1962 to carry the "Davy Crockett" tactical nuclear cannon. This 1952 Willys M38A1C with 106mm recoilless rifle & .50 caliber spotting rifle is from the Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum in Hood River, Oregon, and was restored by Brian Brandt. (Robert D. West)
 

Also on CJ3B.info, see Willys Model MD and NEKAF Jeeps in the Netherlands -- 7,000 Dutch-built M38A1s.


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