Soldiers in Ford GPA amphibious vehicle
View of soldiers in Ford GPA amphibious vehicle during maneuvers near Detroit. Vehicle is partially obscured by spray wave. Label on back: "Release Sunday, March 21, 1943. The new Ford-built amphibian reconnaissance car can 'take it.' The picture shows one of the craft taking to water at a speed which throws a spray wave that almost hides the vehicle which carries four soldiers fully equipped for combat duty. The photo was taken during a recent demonstration in the Detroit area. The land operation controls of the new Army transportation unit are identical to the quarter-ton four-wheel drive reconnaissance car. No steering changeover is required from land to water operation. The government has announced that the amphibian is being used by U.S. fighting forces in combat zones. From Ford News Bureau, John W. Thompson, Director. Administration Building. Dearborn, Michigan." Handwritten on back: "Amphibious vehicles."
- Resource ID:
- Ford GPA (Amphibious military vehicle)
- Motor vehicles, Amphibious
- Ford Motor Company
- Automotive Council for War Production--Archives
- Photographic prints
- 1 photographic print ; 8 x 10 in.
- National Automotive History Collection
- MS84/Automotive Council for War Production, Amphibious vehicles--Tanks, trucks, Ducks, tractors, cars, etc., 85:15
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