[quote=“olm”]Hmmm… thats what I feared… I just wondered, what with the US supplying the TW Military (I guess so, no?), maybe some old stuff (even M151 or so) might be available.
Ducked, if you happen to pass by there I’d be glad if you could look what kind of vehicle it is. Actually, if it wasn’t olive green colour, please don’t put any effort in asking for any more details [/quote]
I’m sure the one I saw was Mitsubishi, because I hadn’t known they did one until I saw it. I don’t know if it was Mitsubishi Japan or Mitsubishi/China Motor Corporation, but I’d guess the former. A bit of googling shows that highhood CJ3B “Jap Jeeps” were used by the US in the SE Asian theatre (Vietnam) and supplied in large numbers to allied forces such as ARVN, so (a) If you wanted a “war replica” you’ve got at least one big war, maybe two (Korea?) and a lot of littler ones, like the Congo, available, and (b) its a good bet that the Taiwanese army would get some, though I didn’t see any mention of that. The civilian version was apparently in production in Japan until 1998.
The one I saw was green, but IIRC not exactly “olive drab” combat-vehicle green, but a slightly glossier and greener “parade” green. (Again, IIRC, there is such a distinction in the green of ex-British Army vehicles like Landrovers, though in this case its likely the garage had already repainted it).
To get preachy, you could, like, PAINT whatever you get (or, more likely, get it painted.). If you are seriously contemplating getting in to this kind of hard-to-find vehicle you’ll probably have to consider yourself at least an “enthusiast”, if not a “nutter”. If the wrong shade of green is going to put you off then, yes, I’d say “Forget it, son”