Cavanaugh Flight Museum Warbird Rides



  The M38A1 is a direct descendent of the famous World War II "Jeep" . During World War II there were 335,531 Willys MB and 281,578 Ford GPW Jeeps produced. In 1950, the civilian CJ-3A was upgraded with a stronger frame and suspension, a 24-volt electrical system and many small fittings to bring it up to GI standards, becoming the M38. These were produced from 1950-1952 for domestic use, and from 1953 to 1955 for export. A total of 61,423 M38s were produced.

The M38A1 sported a different body style called the "round fender" and would serve as the basis for the civilian CJ-5 model. The M38A! has a much stronger chassis than the CJ-5, revised suspension, GI instrumentation and a 24-volt electrical system. Total production of the M38A1 was 101,488 units, with 21,198 being foreign sales. The M38A1 served US forces into the 1970s, being replaced by the Ford-American General M151 starting in 1961.



ENGINE 134.2 Cubic Inch 4-Cylinder in-line
WEIGHT 2,660 pounds
MANUFACTURED BY Willys-Overland Motors
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The Cavanaugh Flight Museum is a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization devoted to promoting aviation studies and to perpetuating America's aviation heritage; the museum fulfills its mission by restoring, operating, maintaining and displaying historically-significant, vintage aircraft, and by collecting materials related to the history of aviation.

4572 Claire Chennault, Addison, TX 75001  [Map] (North of Downtown Dallas)

Phone Number: 972-380-8800

Hours: Mon - Sat: 9:00am - 5:00pm, Sun: 11:00am - 5:00pm

Admission: Adults: $10.00 Seniors & Military: $8.00 Children (4 - 12): $5.00 Children 3 & Under: Free

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