Dinky Toys 25J/80B; Hotchkiss Willys Jeep
The Hotchkiss M201 was the standard light utility vehicle used by the French army from shortly after the second World War until it began retiring them from French service in the 1980s. It started as a World War II jeep built under license and in many respects was little changed for the next forty years. The last M201 was taken out of French service as late as year 2000. In France it is usually simply called “La Jeep”.
Dinky France made the military Jeep under numbers 80B, 80BP and 816 between 1958 and 1963, it is in 1:50 scale, the military Jeep had also been modelled by Dinky France in 1:43 scale which was sold between 1946 and 1948 as 24M.
The 25J civilian Jeep was produced by Dinky France in 1947 to 1948