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M*A*S*H - Early Model CJ-5?
At the end of this episode, where Radar is sunbathing, notice the Jeep that Col. Potter drives up in. It is a CJ-5 model, which was built from 1955 - 1983, and therefore could not have been present during the Korean conflict. It is easily recognizable by the "rounded" front fenders, rather than the "flat" fenders used on the military jeeps of the time. Also, the Jeep has a glossy paint job, rather than the correct flat O.D. paint.
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Episode where Col. Potter arrives at 4077th
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jeepsRus writes:
I can't believe this hasn't been pointed out before, but the majority of the "flatfender" jeeps used in the TV series were actually WWII era MB's (or Ford GPW's), which did not see service in Korea. Count the grill slots: MBs and GPW's have 9 slots, all other Jeeps have 7. The Jeep Col. Potter arrived at the 4077 in was meant to be a M38A1, which was produced from '52 thru '68 and did serve in Korea. (The CJ-5 got it's sheetmetal from the M38A1.) The M38 was the "flatfender" that served in Korea, and was made from '50 to '52.
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JeepFan writes:
The CJ-5 you see is probably a CJ-3B. It was produced in 1951 for the US Military to use in Korea, and from it spawned the CJ(Civilian Jeep)-5. The CJ--3B had rounded fenders in front, similar to the ones on modern YJ and TJ Wranglers. As for the glossy paint, it probably was slip-up, or a parade vehicle that was pressed into survice.
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