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GMC Dukw-353 Duck

Discussion in 'Allied Military vehicles used during WWII' started by Jim, Dec 8, 2010.

  1. Jim

    Jim New Member

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    GMC Dukw-353 Duck


    Basically a standard GMC 2.5 ton (2,268 kg) 6 x 6 GMC truck, the amphibious Duck was one of the Allies most useful transport vehicles of the war. Produced in vast numbers (21,147 by mid-1945), the Duck was to be found ferrying cargo to beach heads throughout Europe and the Pacific. The vehicle also played a part in major river crossing operations, most notably that of the Rhine during the final push into Germany at the end of the European War.

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    GMC Dukw-353 Duck [​IMG]

    • TYPE: Amphibious cargo/personnel truck
    • ENGINE: One 104 bhp GMC 270 six cylinders, water-cooled petrol engine. Transmission modified to accommodate an in water propeller.
    • DIMENSIONS: Length 31 ft (9.45 m) Width 8 ft 3 in (2.52 m) Height (with hood deployed) 8 ft 10 in (2.69 m)
    • WEIGHT: Empty 15,080 lb (6,840 kg)
    • ARMAMENT: Mounting for one 0.5 in Browning machine gun sometimes fitted.

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  2. warhistory

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    Master Piece..

    Operational range was 640km on road at 56km/h and 93km on water. The tank could run at the maximum of 50km/h on the road. It was a Amphibious transport for the Allied Military.
     
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    Now this is called a heavy design. A fabulous design to run on both road and water. But the speed varies as the speed on road was quite larger than the speed on water.
     

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