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The Willys MB, or Jeep, was the primary scout car for the Allied Forces in World War II, used by British and Commonwealth Forces, the American Army and the Red Army as part of the lend lease program. 361,339 were built by Willys before the end of the war along with 277,896 nearly identical Ford GPWs.

The Willys MB appears in Battlefield 1942 and Battlefield V. A stylized Willys MB appears in Battlefield Heroes as the Royal Jeep.

Battlefield 1942[edit | edit source]

The Willys MB is a scout car in Battlefield 1942 issued to all the Allies factions with the exception of the Canadian Army, who are issued the Lynx instead. It can only carry the driver and one passenger. The vehicle has very little armor, and both passengers are exposed to gunfire. As neither the driver or passenger can use any weapons, it is advised to avoid direct combat. However, the Willys MB is fast and maneuverable, and is readily available on most maps. It can also climb steep hills with relative ease. This makes it useful to quickly transport two players across the battlefield, especially considering the large distances between flags common in Battlefield 1942.

The Willys MB is used by the Free French Forces in The Road to Rome. In Secret Weapons of WWII, the Willys MB is used by the SAS. A unique variant with a mounted M1919 Browning appears exclusively on Raid on Agheila, named as the SAS Willy.

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Battlefield Heroes[edit | edit source]

The Royal Jeep is a transportation vehicle featured in Battlefield Heroes for the Royal Army and is the counterpart of the National Jeep. The Jeep can seat three players, one driver and two passengers. The driver maneuvers the jeep and can use the horn while the passengers can use their weapons and/or abilities to attack enemy infantry and vehicles. The vehicle lacks any mounted weapons but its fast speed makes it much easier to obtain Roadkills than other vehicles.

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Battlefield 1943[edit | edit source]

The Willys MB is a vehicle featured in Battlefield 1943. It spawns regularly at certain USMC controlled flags. They're very fast and maneuverable, but have weak armor, as 1 or 2 rifle grenades can take one out. An M1919 Browning is even capable of taking it out, however it is very difficult to do so. It also has very little protection for the driver and passengers. However, they're the fastest land vehicle in the game, along with the Type 95 Kurogane. It can transport 3 players: one driver, one passenger (capable of using all of their infantry weapons) and one gunner (manning an M1919 Browning).

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Battlefield V[edit | edit source]

"By 1940 the US Army's need for a light 4x4 vehicles was clear. With efforts from a handful of manufacturers the design of the jeep was finalized and production of the cross country reconnaissance vehicle could begin."

— In-game description

The GPW is a vehicle featured in Battlefield V as part of the War in the Pacific Tides of War chapter. It serves as the light transport vehicle of the USA, counterpart to the Type 95 Car used by the Japanese, and the Kubelwagen of the German faction.

There are two versions of the GPW. The most common is the unarmed, four-seater version that appears on all Pacific maps as well as Al Marj Encampment and Provence. The armed version seats three, with the second passenger controlling a pintle-mounted M1919 from the truck bed that can rotate 360°. In both versions, passengers may use their personal equipment and weapons while being transported.

Possessing right-angled bodywork with few protrusions, the GPW presents a smaller target than the Kubelwagen and especially the Type 95 for the same statistical capabilities. However, passengers are highly exposed to small arms fire because of its seat height and open cab, on top of the vehicle's low health. The primary functional difference between it and the Type 95 is that the GPW features a pivoting windscreen, which folds down when a player first enters the front passenger seat to allow for unobstructed firing.

The GPW sports either an olive drab or khaki paint scheme depending on the theatre it is deployed in.

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Battlefield Heroes[edit | edit source]

  • The front bumper the Royal Jeep reads "EA-1", referring to the publisher of the game, Electronic Arts.

Battlefield V[edit | edit source]

  • Unlike all other vehicles using the vehicle mounted M1919, the gunner weapon on the GPW shares the same firing sound effects as the MG 34.
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