1⁄4-ton 4x4 Truck Symbol

1⁄4-ton 4x4 Truck

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Vehicle
1⁄4-ton 4x4 Truck
1⁄4-ton 4x4 Truck Portrait
US Forces Icon
Faction

Light vehicle effective against infantry and snipers. Vulnerable to small-arms. Can reveal nearby camouflaged units.

The 1/4-Ton 4x4 Truck (commonly referred to as simply "Jeep") is a USF light vehicle unit. In skirmishes it is available from the . It serves as a mobile scout, harasser and utility/support vehicle that can be built early on in skirmish matches.

The Jeep boasts one of the highest damage per second (DPS) values against infantry compared to other recon vehicles. Its damage curve is heavily skewed towards close quarters, with far higher DPS at close range compared to longer ranges. Compared to the Wehrmacht and the DAK vehicles, it is very suited to destroying both targets and will generally beat the Motorcycle in a head on confrontation. Interestingly, the Jeep surprisingly does not have much extra sight range over other units, with a 37.5 meter sight range compared to 35 for most units. It makes up for this by being the fastest unit available to the Allies, with great mobility thanks to excellent speed, acceleration, and rotation rate.

By default it can tow many abandoned heavy weapons such as AT guns, but lacks transportation capacity and thus cannot tow crewed weapons. Its small size prevents it from towing larger weapons such as 17 Pounders or FlaK 38 AT Guns however. It also benefits from Support Veterancy which allows it to gain veterancy experience (XP) when nearby friendly units gain XP, allowing it to still gain XP even when not actively attacking. The Jeep has access to the Self-Repair active ability, which allows it to temporarily disable its movement and weapon to repair itself back up to full health.

The Jeep is best used in the early stages of a skirmish, utilizing its great mobility to harass enemies and flank heavy weapons to force them to move. This is supported with its stronger DPS at close range, encouraging more aggressive gameplay. However, it is a very light vehicle and thus careful management is a must, as it is very vulnerable to small arms fire and overall has low health. Fortunately, by default it has access to Self-Repair which grants it a high level of independence, allowing a savvy player to use the Jeep aggressively and then retreat to repair quickly without requiring an Engineer squad to tend to it. However, it does have a long cooldown.

Upon reaching veterancy level 1 it can choose between the Capture Territory or Re-Supply Platform abilities, granting it incredible utility. Capture Territory enables it to capture/decapture points, while Re-Supply Platform allows it to drop an unmanned HMG or Mortar for a Munitions cost. More information about these abilities can be found below.

To aid with scaling, the Jeep can be upgraded with Scout Commander for a Munitions cost, which increases its sight range and enables detection of enemy units through the fog of war. See the abilities section for more info.

A common strategy for making use of Jeeps is through the Armored Battlegroup, specifically the Veteran Crews perk which grants veterancy level 1 to all current and future vehicles. This has no CP cost and thus can be attained immediately, allowing one access to the Jeep's veterancy abilities as soon as possible.

Armor


ultra light carrier

CoH3 Stats light Cover Icon4.5
CoH3 Stats negative Cover Icon2.75
CoH3 Stats ultra light carrier Portrait
CoH3 Stats heavy Cover Icon4.5
CoH3 Stats light Cover Icon4.5

Veterancy


Veteran Star FullVeteran Star EmptyVeteran Star Empty

600 XP

Unlocks veteran ability choice. Increases rotation rate, sight, and acceleration.
Veteran Star FullVeteran Star FullVeteran Star Empty

2400 XP

Increases speed, rotation rate, and accuracy.
Veteran Star FullVeteran Star FullVeteran Star Full

4800 XP

Increases speed, acceleration, health, sight and rate of fire.

Veterancy Abilities

All USF units can choose between one of two veterancy abilities specific to them, upon reaching veterancy level 1.

  • Capture Territory: Passive ability. Enables the unit to capture and decapture territory. This can be especially powerful on the Jeep due to its fast mobility. A common strategy to utilize this immediately in the early game is through the Armored Battlegroup, specifically the Veteran Crews perk which grants veterancy level 1 to all current and future vehicle units. This enables territory capture immediately for Jeeps, essentially allowing them to act like the DAK .

  • Re-Supply Platform: Enables the Jeep access to two additional abilities which involve producing an unmanned weapon in the target location, for a Munitions cost. While the Munitions cost is heavy, it is very handy as a way to produce either an HMG or a Mortar on demand without having to build those squads specifically from USF buildings. This allows a method to get around tech costs (ex. Skipping constructing the ) and to save on resource costs normally associated with building those specific weapon team, or as a method of providing weapons for teammates to use. Note that this ability produces an abandoned weapon, and thus it will need to be crewed by either the player or their teammates to make use of the weapon.

    It also improves its Self-Repair ability by removing the movement penalty, allowing the Jeep to move freely during the repair duration. However, its weapon still remains disabled during the repairs.

    • Deploy Heavy Machine Gun: Deploys an unmanned M1919 Machine Gun at the target location.

    • Deploy M1 Mortar: Deploys an unmanned M1 Mortar at the target location.

Upgrades


Scout Commander icon
Scout Commander
Upgrades the 1⁄4-ton 4x4 Truck with an officer, increasing vision range and allows the 4x4 to detect enemies in the fog of war when stationary.
Munitions Cost

50

Side Skirts icon
Side Skirts
Equips the 1⁄4-ton 4x4 Truck with side skirts, providing an armor bonus.

Note: Side Skirts is campaign exclusive and is not available in skirmishes.

  • Scout Commander: Upgrades the unit with +10 vision range. Also adds the passive ability Signal Detection, allowing the unit to detect enemy units in the fog of war when stationary, up to a range of 90. See the abilities section for more info.

Armored Battlegroup

This unit can benefit from the following battlegroup perks.

  • Veteran Crews: Grants veterancy level 1 to all current and future vehicles.

  • Fast Deploy: Reduces the production time of vehicles significantly.

  • Strength in Steel: Reduces the population cap cost and upkeep of all vehicles.

  • Field Repairs: Active battlegroup ability. Once activated, all vehicles will automatically self-repair when stationary and out of combat for the duration of the ability.

  • Seek and Destroy: Active battlegroup ability. Once activated, temporarily grants increased movement speed, accuracy, and rate of fire to all vehicles for the duration of the ability.

  • War Machine: Reduces the Manpower cost of all vehicles by 25%.

Abilities


Unlock Re-Supply Platform icon
Unlock Re-Supply Platform
Enables the 1⁄4-ton 4x4 Truck to deploy machine guns, mortars, and improves the Self-repair ability.
Support Veterancy icon
Support Veterancy
Receives veterancy experience from nearby allies when they earn veterancy experience. The shared experience is split between each unit with this ability near that ally.
Forward Observer Artillery Barrage icon
Forward Observer Artillery Barrage
Coordinates a barrage between off-map artillery batteries, converging on the target area.
Munitions Cost

45

Time Cost

90

Signal Detection icon
Signal Detection
When stationary, the unit will periodically reveal enemy units in the fog of war.
Emergency Engine Repair icon
Emergency Engine Repair
Crew will repair vehicle criticals when out of combat and stationary.
Time Cost

180

Self-repair icon
Self-repair
Orders the crew to repair their vehicle, disabling movement and weapons.
Restores +%1% health per second.
Time Cost

120

Drop Heavy Weapon icon
Drop Heavy Weapon
Orders the unit to drop its towed heavy weapon at the target position.
Tow Heavy Weapon icon
Tow Heavy Weapon
Orders the unit to tow the selected heavy weapon. Non-abandoned heavy weapons will have their crew board the vehicle.
Unlock Capture Territory icon
Unlock Capture Territory
Enables the 1⁄4-ton 4x4 Truck to capture and decapture territory.
Capture Territory icon
Capture Territory
Enables the 1⁄4-ton 4x4 to capture and decapture territory.
Deploy Heavy Machine Gun icon
Deploy Heavy Machine Gun
Deploys an unmanned .30 cal heavy machine gun.
Munitions Cost

75

Time Cost

60

Deploy M1 Mortar icon
Deploy M1 Mortar
Deploys an unmanned 81mm mortar.
Munitions Cost

75

Time Cost

60

Advanced Self-repair icon
Advanced Self-repair
Orders the crew to repair their own vehicle. Disables weapons while active.
Restores +%1% health per second.
Time Cost

120

Note: Forward Observer Artillery Barrage and Emergency Engine Repair are campaign exclusive and are not available in skirmishes.

  • Towing Heavy Weapons: This unit is capable of towing various heavy weapons such as AT guns. However, it can only tow abandoned weapons - it does not have transportation capacity and thus cannot transport live crewmen. As the unit is small, it also cannot tow the heaviest of weapons such as the 17 Pounder and FlaK 38 AT Guns.

  • Support Veterancy: This unit gains veterancy XP when nearby friendly units gain XP. This allows it to gain XP even if it is not actively fighting. If multiple units with Support Veterancy are nearby, the gained XP will be shared equally amongst them.

  • Self-Repair: Active ability. When activated, the unit disables its movement and weapon while repairing itself at a rate of +12 health per second. This can only be activated when damaged and out of combat. Lasts for a duration of 15 seconds or when the unit is fully repaired, whichever comes first. Very useful to keep the Jeep in the field longer after sustaining damage, especially without requiring an to tend to it. When the veterancy ability Re-Supply Platform is chosen, the Jeep gains an improved version of Self-Repair that no longer disables movement, allowing it to move freely while repairing itself. Long cooldown.

  • Signal Detection: Passive ability gained only when the Jeep is upgraded with Scout Commander. When stationary, this unit will periodically reveal enemy units within a range of 90 around it, even through the fog of war. This is represented as a 'radar ping' where white rings periodically radiates from the vehicle. If it overlaps with an enemy unit in the fog of war, they will be detected and either an infantry or vehicle icon will show up on the screen and mini-map. While it does not reveal the exact unit identity nor provide vision in the fog of war, it essentially shows the player the positioning and type of unit(s) in the fog of war. Moving will disable this ability and interrupt any current detection rings being sent out.

Weapons


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Near
Mid
Far
Accuracy0.540.4350.396
Range72035
Penetration1.8251.651.45
4.5

Trivia

  • This unit represents the Willys MB, commonly known as the Willys Jeep. It was the world's first mass produced four-wheel drive vehicle and was the primary light multi-role wheeled vehicle for the USF during World War II.

  • While the term 'jeep' often refers to four wheel drive trucks, 'Jeep' is also a US motor manufacturing brand. This is likely the reason why the unit name does not use this term at all, in order to avoid copyright issues.

Change Log

1.6 'Coral Viper' April 2 2024

  • Reload time decreased from 3/4.5 to 2.25

February 27 2024 (Year 1 Anniversary)

  • 4x4 Scout Commander: Upgrade time increased from 10 to 30