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Jeep windshield cover
Posted by ugamodels on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 9:37 PM

I notice in pictures of jeeps with the windshield down and in a canvas cover that it looks like there is more inside of the cover than just the windshield. That is, the cover seems "fat". Is this just s rifle, or is something else in there?

I type on a tablet. Please excuse the terseness and the autocorrect. Not to mention the erors. 

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 9:56 PM

Some jeeps had a rifle rack across the inner face of the windshield base. 

 

 

 

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Posted by ugamodels on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 9:12 PM

I would think that would have a pretty specific outline to it. I wish I could post a picture or link, but I can't seem to do that from my tablet. But if you look at The U.S. Army Jeep At War many of the pictures show what I am referring too.

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 10:06 PM

I don't have that book, so I can't look. But from personal experience with M151 Jeep's one upon a time, we used to use ponchos or tarps to cover the windshield when down. It was SOP to eliminate the chance of reflection in field ops. 

In WWII I'm sure GIs did the same thing, and may have tucked whatever under them to keep those items out of the weather.

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 10:35 PM

I remember from being an airshow hack that there was a sticker on the dash:

"Sudden Turns Mean Sudden Death".

Thats a cute animation. 

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 10:40 PM

GMorrison

I remember from being an airshow hack that there was a sticker on the dash:

"Sudden Turns Mean Sudden Death".

Thats a cute animation. 

 

Thats a 151

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Thursday, July 27, 2017 9:47 PM

ugamodels
I would think that would have a pretty specific outline to it.

Probably wound up with other stuff under the cover, it was not an easy-on/easy-off item.  So, folding buckets, side curtains for the folding top, etc. probably wound up in there, too.

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Posted by WillysMB on Friday, July 28, 2017 12:05 PM

I have a '42 Willys MB Jeep that I've been carefully outfitting as a 6Cav, 28Rec vehicle in Northern Ireland prior to D-day. Each Jeep was provided with a canvas windshield cover which normally stored strapped under the passenger seat and was used to eliminate glare from the windshield when folded. They were a pretty tight fit closed with snap fasteners at the bottom, particularly over the rifle rack, but still had a bulky appearance (it's not the easiest thing in the world getting the thing on and off the windscreen). I've talked to a couple vets who said they didn't put anything on or in the covers when in use if they wanted an intact windscreen later. Most were unmarked, but some later war pictures show a circled star.

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Posted by disastermaster on Saturday, July 29, 2017 10:54 PM

 

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