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The Rat Patrol TV series from the ’60s depicted a fictional American team fighting Nazis in North Africa during WWII. While not exactly the same, the Long Range Desert Group did have groups that operated like the Rat Patrol. The opening sequence of the series was with the jeep flying over a dune with the .50-caliber machine gun being worked over. The show is one reason why I and countless other people were drawn into four-wheeling back in the ’60s.

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