Jeep

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The jeep is a 4 wheeled vehicle capable of transporting up to 4 men and a man-portable weapon system, from machine guns to anti-tank missiles.


In Team Yankee[edit]

Jeep Recce[edit]

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Have you ever wanted special forces in Team Yankee? This is the unit for you!

Representing an unnamed 'Sayaret' unit, the badasses of the IDF ride around in 40-year-old cars, gunning down all Arabs/Europeans/Americans who dare cross their path. When not putting Rambo to shame with their impressive ROF3 machine guns, they scout ahead of the battlegroup and are totally indistinguishable from a recon unit in the context of a high-escalation military engagement where tanks, aircraft and artillery have been deployed to the field: at the tactical level, that is.

The Jeep Recce is the Israeli equivalent to the BRDM of the WARPAC nations, providing fragile recon for spearhead deployments and scouting. You may take no more (or less than) 3 Jeeps for 2 points: essentially, a strictly worse M113 Recce with 16" more of road movement.

You would ONLY take these units if you were a fluff player. Compared to the M113, it's unarmoured, is slower, (by 4 inches for open AND terrain dashes) has less MG fire and dies instantly when captured. It is a little easier to totally hide behind cover though.

The Jeep Recce platoon may only be taken as a recon option for IDF tank companies, and cannot be taken at the same time as an M113 Recce platoon.

In Real Life[edit]

Much like other support units in Team Yankee, the scale has been horribly compressed to the point that artillery with a range of 60 kilometres is engaging the enemy at a few hundred meters. The Sayeret are no different. In the IDF's organization, 'Sayaret' literally translates to reconnaissance, but in practice, refers to special forces and commandos, NOT battalion reconnaissance. Sayaret Matkal is one of the most notorious units of the IDF, with a botched hostage rescue mission and many other successful raids under their belt.

Unit designation aside, these jeeps were indeed used by recon units in the IDF's infantry battalions to cover the desert ahead of the main force with speed: but crewed by infantrymen who understand how to operate a pair of binoculars, not special operators doing hit-and-run missions VERY far away from your battle.

Jeep TOW[edit]

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Israeli Variant[edit]

Iranian Variant[edit]

In Real Life[edit]

During WWII, the United States government put out a contract for an all-terrain 4x4 reconnaissance vehicle with only a 49 day deadline to create a prototpye. These high demands ended up defining what would become the Jeep: simple, rugged, and ubiquitous. Originally produced by Ford and Willys-Overland during its WWII production, postwar demand for the Jeep was so high that an entirely separate division dedicated to this vehicle was developed. Many foreign imitators such as the Land Rover were also made. As for where the Jeep got its name, it's a reference to "Eugene the Jeep" from Popeye, a creature known to defy gravity and go anywhere; soldiers began calling the car the "Jeep" to signify that it was a car that could pop up in the most unexpected places, which the enemy thought were inaccessible.

The Jeep remained a mainstay until the adoption of the HMMWV, a vehicle that shared the Jeep's off-roading capabilities but could also carry heavier loads and weapon systems, as well as offer marginally better protection than the open-topped Jeep. The Jeep is still highly valued on the civilian market as the off-road vehicle.

Israeli Forces in Team Yankee
Tanks: Merkava - M60 Patton
Transports: M113 Armored Personnel Carrier
Troops: IDF Infantry Platoon
Artillery: M109 Howitzer -M106 Heavy Mortar Carrier -M125 Mortar Carrier
Anti-Aircraft: M163 VADS - ZSU 23-4 Shilka - M48 Chaparral - Redeye SAM Platoon
Tank Hunters: Pereh - M150 TOW - Jeep TOW
Recon: M113 Recce - Jeep Recce
Aircraft: AH-1 Cobra Attack Helicopter - A4 Skyhawk
Iranian Forces in Team Yankee
Tanks: T-55 - T-62 - M60 Patton - Chieftain
Transports: M113 Armored Personnel Carrier
Troops: Iranian Mechanized Platoon - Basij Infantry Company
Artillery: M109 Howitzer - BM-21 Hail - M106 Heavy Mortar Carrier
Anti-Aircraft: ZSU 23-4 Shilka - ZSU-57-2 - SA-8 Gecko
Tank Hunters: Jeep TOW - M113 106mm Recoilless
Recon: Scorpion
Aircraft: AH-1 Cobra Attack Helicopter
Soviet Support: SU-25 Frogfoot