Military Jeep - Willys M606 (CJ-3B)

(1953 - 1968)

The M606 was pretty much just the CJ-3B straight off the assembly line, with the same serial numbers as the civilian version. The military version took the heavy-duty options like larger tires and springs, a special rear bumper to hold the Pintle Hook and bumperettes, and a black-out lamp on the front left fender. The military CJ-3B also had a specific windshield not used on civilian models.

One of the most unique differences between the M606 and the M-38 (which look similar) is the M606 has a 6-volt electrical system rather than the standard military 24-volt. The M606 also has a longer wheelbase, and has an F-Head hurricane engine rather than the Flat Head – this explains the “High Hood” look of the M606.

The CJ-3B was introduced in January 1953 and the M606 followed, produced at least into the mid-1960s. Relatively few of the M606s went to the U.S. military, but were exported.


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Interesting Facts

Jeep is an automobile marque of Chrysler (itself a subsidiary of Fiat). The first Willys Jeeps were produced in 1941 with the first civilian models in 1945, making it the oldest off-road vehicle and sport utility vehicle (SUV) brand. It inspired a number of other light utility vehicles, such as the Land Rover which is the second oldest 4-wheel-drive brand. The original Jeep vehicle that first appeared as the prototype Bantam BRC became the primary light 4-wheel-drive vehicle of the United States Army and Allies during World War II, as well as the postwar period.

Technical Specifications



3,865 lb. (Gross), 2,660 lb. (Curb)

Length (overall)

Width (overall)

Height (maximum)

Ground Clearance

Tire Size
7.00 x 16

(Front) 49-1/8”, (Rear) 49-1/8”


Transfer Case
Dana 18

Front Axle
Dana 25 (1952-1960) or Dana 27 (1961-1971)

Rear Axle
Dana 44


Fuel Capacity
17 Gal

2-Piece Windshield, 24 Volt Electrical

Engine Type

4-134 F Head Motor (475)
(All Years)

Engine Type
134 CID (2.2L) F4-134 Hurricane 14

Number of Cylinders

Cu-In. Displacement
134.2 cu. in. (2199,53 cm 3)

72@4000 rpm

114 lb-ft. (15,7 kg-m.)

Compression Ratio
6.9 to 1