1940's Automotive Technology

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Nick Featherngill Moore 3 English 2 13 October 2015 1940’s Automotive Technology The automotive industry is a very important part of American history. We use automobiles every day and we have used them for over a hundred years. They are used for all types of reasons such as in the military, construction, and transportation. In the 1940’s there was a need for a general purpose vehicle for the military to transport troops, haul trailers and transport anti-aircraft gun. The military contacted Willys-Overland, Ford, and Bantam Motor Co. to make a prototype of a vehicle that meet the guidelines that they gave them. Some of the guidelines where; had to be cheap, weight less than 1275 lbs, have hydraulic brakes, and reach speeds of 50 mph on a flat
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