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Nov 14 2001, 01:43
Were Willys jeeps used in the cold war?
I know of a mission carried out by the SAS in North Africa during WW2- they used a bunch of Willys jeeps (with 2 or 3 Vickers guns) to raid a German airbase.
Would be cool if you could do this in OFP!
Nov 14 2001, 03:34
i dont really know what a vickers gun is, but there are jeeps with .50 machine guns mounted on the back
Nov 14 2001, 06:37
I know I was driving a Willys in 1985. I had the first civilian model they put out. d*amn, what was it called?
I do know it had a 4-cylinder flathead and an oil-bath air filter.
As for the SAS, I think they were using land-rovers by 1985
The vickers is like a big .303 ( I think) calibre machine gun with a drum magazine mounted on the top. It was mounted low on the front passenger side, and fairly low on the back so that the soldier did not have to stand up... I hate the Jeep MG in OFP, they can kill you so very easily, and the M2 fires far too slow to effectively kill anyone.
Nov 22 2001, 23:26
Vickers is a gun manufacturer not a gun....
Right and wrong. The Vickers Gun was a .303 calibre water cooled machine gun based on the old Maxim gun, but improved. In its reliability tests it was fired for seven days constantly without a jam. It was only taken off the British Army inventory in 1960, after more than 50 years of front line use.
The drum fed gun Teevor talks about is probably the Vickers-K, air cooled, a very different weapon, But in the Jeeps and Chevy's the LRDG and SAS used in WW2 were armed with just about anything lethal the teams could lay their hands on.
By '85 the Vehicles were Landrovers, but the layout of the weapons remained similar.
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