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The successful tests of the Bantam pilot model revealed some weaknesses, and improvements including the more military looking, squared-off front fenders were incorporated into the additional 69 BRC-60 (Bantam Reconnaisance Car) vehicles. BY4112 4 cyl 112cid 45bhp @ 3,500 rpm Torque 86 lbs-ft @ 1800 rpm Transmission 3 speed synchromesh Warner Gear T84 Transfer case Spicer Dana 18 two speed Gear Shift Floor mounted Axles Spicer Dana 4.88:1 23-2 rear, Dana 25 front Wheelbase 80 inches Weight 1,9 Willys Quad Willys built five Quads, according to company records, and delivered two (one with four-wheel steering) for the Army's contract competition in 1940.Its 60hp "Go-Devil" engine blew the doors off Bantam and Ford (the other two competitors) and won the contract.Open an account today to view estimates of the retirement, disability, and survivors benefits you and your growing family may be eligible for in the future. Use your account to check and manage your benefits, and much more!Create Your Account We offer a wide range of resources for families with children.

The vehicle shown, owned by the Alabama Center for Military History, is the actual Pygmy that was tested at Holabird in 1940.

(Other sources say 2,418 to 2,520 lbs.) 1940 Ford Pygmy The Pygmy was one of two vehicles built by Ford for the Army contract race in 1940, and it was accepted for testing alongside the Bantam and Willys units.

The Pygmy's overall layout, including the squared-off hood, headlights on the grille, and dog-legged windshield pivots, was highly praised and became the pattern for the later Willys MB.

At least 100 BRC-40's have survived the years, making them the second most common of the pre-production 1/4-tons. BY4112 4 cal 112cid 45bhp @ 3,500 rpm Torque 83 pound-feet Transmission 3 speed synchromesh Warner Gear T84 Transfer case Spicer Dana 18 two speed Gear Shift Floor mounted Axles Spicer Dana 4.88:1 23-2 rear, Dana 25 front Wheelbase 79 inches Weight 2,0 Willys MB and Ford GPW By July 1941, the War Department desired to standardize and decided to select a single manufacturer to supply them with the next order for another 16,000 vehicles.

Willys won the contract mostly due to its more powerful engine (the "Go Devil") which soldiers raved about, and its lower cost and silhouette.

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