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1944WWII Amphibious Military DUKW by GMC in Pontiac, Michigan <o:p></o>

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Allnew seals, bellows and gaskets in drive-train have been replaced. The engineruns quiet & strong. No lifter noise runs like new, no oil leaks with all new gaskets andseals. The DUKW goes down the road very nice on the newtires. Original bilge pumps in workingorder. All the lights work & it is street legal to go from road to water.The winch operates perfect, it is a real pleasure to drive & swim. Alloriginal air inflation hubs in working order. All new Beachwood canvas this year. <o:p></o>

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WWII DUKW complete with anchor and all tools. <o:p></o>

Manufacturer:Yellow Truck and Coach Company

Production year: 1944

Engine: GMC over-head-valve,270-cid, 94-hp, liquid-cooled, in-line six-cylinder,gasoline

Length: 31 feet

Width: 8 feet, 2-7/8 inches

Height: 10’ 3” feet, Ring Mount

Weight: 14,880 pounds

Armament: Browning M2 .50 cal “fake”. machine-gun on an M36 ring mount

Maximum Speed, Road: 45 mph

Maximum Speed, Water: 6.3 mph

The GMC DUKW - 353 was developed in 1942 in accordance with a directive by theCommanding General, Services of Supply. The directive called for a vehicle thatcould transport personnel and supplies from ships to beaches without thebenefit of prepared harbors and docks. The designation DUKW came from thebuilder’s code: <o:p></o>

D=1942;<o:p></o>

U=Utility;<o:p></o>

K=Allwheel drive; <o:p></o>

W=Twinrear wheel axles. <o:p></o>

Theaverage GI simply referred to the vehicle as the “Duck”. The pilot model was sosuccessful that it was immediately put into production after testing. On landthe DUKW used its normal six-wheel drive, but in the water, it was propelled bya propeller and steered by a rudder. The wheels and propeller could operatetogether for smoothly entering and exiting water. DUKWs participated in allmajor US amphibious operations from March 1943 until the end of World War II.The cargo compartment could accommodate 25 soldiers and their equipment or5,000 pounds of supplies. Lend- Lease DUKWs were also provided to the Britishand Soviets. Over 21,000 DUKWs had been manufactured by late 1945<o:p></o>

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Locatedin Fenton, Mi <o:p></o>

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I have three DUKW’s to sell, all areswimmers <o:p></o>

<o:p>Robert

MaxIncUS@Gmail.com

Robert@MilitaryVehicleweb.com

www.militaryvehicleweb.com

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