- P.P.A. 'H' Patrol vehicles -

The P.P.A. Preservation Society - 'H' Patrol vehicles are Willys Jeeps, Chevrolet 3-ton, Dodge 3-ton
trucks and others as used by P.P.A.. The vehicles are built with historical correctness. We are working
on the vehicles from the information we found in Popski's and Jean Caneri's (Second in Command) personal diaries and with the help of the P.P.A. veterans, for which we very greatful ofcource, we reconstruct serveral vehicles of P.P.A..
In 'H' Patrol you will only see 100% correct rebuild replica vehicles of P.P.A. because it is our (RAS-PPA, FoPPA and the PPA-PS) dream to pack out with a complete historically correct P.P.A. Patrol.

To build the P.P.A. vehicles correctly we search in different countries for the right stuff and then we must have time and money to rebuild the vehicle. When a vehicle is ready, we test it in all conditions like 'Popski' did, we are speeding off roading, in water, etc... If they are good, we show the vehicle at one of our exhibitions or meetings.
Our chief historian Kurt van Looke has built a replica of a classic W.W.II Popski's Private Army Patrol jeep (1942 US WILLYS JEEP) and outfitted it with historically correct military equipment, gear, provisions, etc... It was built from several vintage jeeps and parts from around the world.

Below you can see different correct rebuild P.P.A. vehicles all over the world which are 100% restorated and which were added to 'H' Patrol.

 

  Patrol Jeep.
  Model: Desert Patrol Jeep.
  Type: 1942 US Willys Jeep.

  Start restoration: Februari 1992.
  Finish restoration: August 1993.

  Owner: Kurt van Looke - 'Popski'
  Country: Belgium.
  Group: P.P.A. Preservation Society.
   

  Patrol Jeep.
  Model: Italian Patrol Jeep.
  Type: 1942 US Willys Jeep.

  Start restoration: March 2001.
  Finish restoration: May 2001.

  Owner: Kurt van Looke - 'Popski'
  Country: Belgium.
  Group: P.P.A. Preservation Society.
   

  Patrol Jeep.
  Model: Italian Patrol Jeep.
  Type: 1944 Ford GPW Jeep.

  Start restoration: May 2001.
  Finish restoration: June 2001.

  Owner: David Knusden - 'Dave'
  Country: United Kingdom.
  Group: Desert Raiders.
   

  WASP Patrol Jeep.
  Model: WASP Jeep - 'Flame thrower.
  Type: 1943 US Willys Jeep.

  Start restoration: May 2004.
  Finish restoration: June 2005.

  Owner: Peter Sanders - 'Nick'
  Country: United Kingdom.
  Group: Desert Raiders.
   

  Patrol Jeep.
  Model: Italian Patrol Jeep.
  Type: 1944 US Willys Jeep.

  Start restoration: April 2006
  Finish restoration: June 2006

  Owner: Dieter Weiss - 'Cpl. Blutch'
  Country: Belgium.
  Group: P.P.A. Preservation Society.
   

  MT Truck.
  Model: Italian MT Truck.
  Type: 1943 US Dodge D51.

  Start restoration:
January 2007.
  Finish restoration: Still under construction.

  Owner: Frank Devos - 'Fox'
  Country: Belgium.
  Group: P.P.A. Preservation Society.
   

  MT Truck.
  Model: Italian MT Truck.
  Type: 1942 US Dodge WC51.

  Start restoration: March 2007.
  Finish restoration: June 2008.

  Owner: Lieve Reyniers - 'Mash'
  Country: Belgium.
  Group: P.P.A. Preservation Society.
   

 

Source: P.P.A. Preservation Society.
Photos: P.P.A. Preservation Society / Desert Raiders Association.

 
   

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