The Bobcat, or "Aero Jeep" as it was going to be officially called,
was designed to be a 1500 pound Air Borne Combat Vehicle which would
share as many parts as possible with the M-38 and M-38A1. The frame was
apparently derived from the MB frame tooling to save costs, and the
prototype weighed 1475 pounds, a little less than the experimental MBL
(lightweight) of World War II. Like the MBL, the Bobcat did not go into
production, and the concept of a small, lightweight combat vehicle was
soon taken a step further in the aluminum-bodied M-422 Mighty Mite.
Return to the Pictorial History of the Universal Jeep or the Universal Jeep Timeline, 1942-1986 on The CJ3B Page.
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