The Jeep was initially developed for the Quartermaster Corps as a vehicle that could "go anywhere." In August 1942 these were then turned over to the responsibility of the Ordnance Department.
The windshield on the Jeep could be folded forward over the hood. There was a canvas top that was available.
The Jeep could tow a 37 mm gun or a two wheeled cargo carrier.
The Jeeps were used for many roles, some of which being:
The Jeep was modified to be used for long range desert patrols by the British SAS (Special Air Service).