Here's a look at a few pages from some Willys promotional booklets from the 1940s and 50s, featuring specs and action photos of the Jeep Fire Engine (CJ-2A, 3A and 3B versions), the Jeep Crash Wagon (3A, 3B and CJ-5 versions), the Commando Fire Truck, Willys Ambulance, and more. Click on any page here to see a larger version (100-200K JPEG).
This edition of Willys-Overland's special equipment catalogue (c.1947) had an amazing range of aftermarket accessories already available for the CJ-2A. It included eight pages on firefighting equipment.
This early 6-page folder (circa early 1947) was apparently designed as a mailer, but was quite large (8.5x11", folding out to 8.5x33"). A page on the 200-gallon water trailer stated it could provide 10 minutes of water or foam.
This Willys-Overland Export Corp. booklet scanned by Mark Ciaglia apparently pre-dates the domestic CJ-3B Jeep Fire Engine Brochure, and thus lacks much of the specialized information found there. But it has the usual bold design style of the Export Corp.
See also a closer look at sketches of the truck in action, from this booklet.
See also Specifications from this booklet.
See also more information and photos of this 1948 event.
See also more excerpts from this catalogue.
See also the complete booklet.
See also more excerpts and some Fire Engine Specifications (210K JPEG) from this booklet.
Thanks to Mark Ciaglia, Gary Keating, Wayne Ellard, Makoto Hirakawa, Tom Edwards and Michael Perry for scanning the booklets. -- Derek Redmond
See also a CJ-3B Jeep Fire Engine Brochure and a CJ-3B crash truck in Jeep Vehicles for Aircraft Ground Support.
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