Experimental Big Tires on WW2 Jeeps

bigtire1 An experiment by the US Army testing for high floatation against deep mud. This photo is from an Aberdeen Proving Grounds film. Large tires fitted from a 2 1/2 truck have been mounted to a cut-down jeep. bigtire2 Even equipped with locking differentials and chains this jeep didn’t do much better than a stock jeep. You can see the entire sequence on the film available from Vintage Videos “Nothing but World War II jeeps” DVD. Picture Source: Nothing But Jeeps DVD, available from Vintage Video.