Dad Builds His Son Working Scale Replica Leopard Tank and Willys Jeep

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What’s better than having a working scale replica of a vehicle to drive around in? How about having two scale replicas? This lucky kid has both a Jeep and a Leopard 1A5 tank to play around with thanks to his dad. The Jeep is pretty cool and looks like it even has a winch, but the tank looks like it’s even funner to drive, as you’ll see how it can easily move over the snow and drive on ice as well.

Dad Builds His Son Working Scale Replica Leopard Tank and Willys Jeep

The Mini Jeep

Like the tank, this dad built this replica Jeep by himself, but there are actually a lot of mini Jeeps out there like this one that you can buy; and there are probably more of them available than any other type of vehicle. Mini Willys is a popular site that makes mini Jeeps, and the one that most resembles this one is probably the Mini Jeep with off-road tires. This mini vehicle has a 110cc engine and runs off of a 12-volt battery. The Jeep actually has a bigger power source, a 24-volt battery, and has a 400W transaxle motor.

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Modeled after the Willys Jeep

The Jeep is modeled after the Willys Jeep, also known as the Willys MB. This Jeep came onto the scene during World War II and became an invaluable part of the war effort for America and its allies due to its off-road and cross-country reconnaissance capability. Willys-Overland built over 350,000 of these during the war, while Ford produced nearly 280,000 of them. Interestingly enough, Ford actually sued Willys for the rights to the Jeep name after the war, but the lawsuit was unsuccessful and Willys maintained full rights to the name. These first Jeeps, of course, had 4WD capability and weighed in at just under 2,500 pounds. Here are some of its other key specs:

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