Specific: Around 1947 an unknown number of
vehicles was acquired. The shown vehicle was used as cable layer by
the Signals. In the background a Ford WOT6.
Historical: Development of what was to become
the CJ-2A began in December 1944 and 1 CJ-1 and 40 CJ-2
prototype vehicles had been made. Neither models came
The differences from the wartime Willys MB included
strengthened transmission and clutch, a hinged rear
tailgate and 7 inch sealed-beam headlights.
The OD colour had gone and the body was available in
grey, blue, tan or brown gloss paint.
A brief flirtation with the name "Agrijeep"
took place but the name was never adopted, and the new
vehicle was marketed as the "Universal Jeep
Quantity production of the CJ-2A took place from July
1945 and when it ceased in 1949 close to 215.000 units
had been made.
Length: 3.35 m (130 inches).
Width: 1.54 m (60 inches).
Height: 1.80 m (70 inches).
Weight: 1.625 kg (3.575 lb.).
Engine: 4-cylinder (Willys 442 L-head), 2.200 cm3
(134 cubic inches) displacement, carburettor, liquid
Horsepower: 63 at 4.000 rpm.
Transmission: 3-speed, Warner type T-90.
Transfer case: 2-speed, Spicer Model 18.
Electrical system: 6 volt, negative ground.
Brakes: Hydraulic (Bendix).
Tyres: 6.00 - 16.
without preparation: N/A.
with deep water fording kit: N/A.
Fuel type: Petrol.
Fuel capacity: 40 liter (9 gallons).
Range: 425 km (265 miles).
Crew: 1 + 3.