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1942 GMC DUKW WW2 AMPHIBIOUS 6X6 MILITARY TRUCK / BOAT WWII

Postby RDUKW on Mon Mar 09, 2015 9:56 am

1942 G.M.C. D.U.K.W. WW2 Amphibious 2.5 ton 6X6 truck. This DUKW is in great shape and does not require much hull repair to be in sea worthy condition. It has been sand blasted inside and out, primed and painted. The original 270 GMC straight six has been re built and never started. The radiator has been re cored as well. The DUKW has most of the parts to get her put back together including the CTIS hubs and windshield. I have a clean title in hand for the DUKW. I also have a extremely rare DUKW trailer 1 of 7 in existence I can sell for an additional $3500. I am interested in a trade for a 2010 - 2015 Dodge ram 2500 - 3500 crew or mega cab 4x4 truck with the Cummins diesel low mileage and fully loaded. You can reach me at 9four9244five337 I am asking $52000 and the truck is located in Newport Beach, California

Here is a little history of the DUKW

The DUKW was designed by Rod Stephens, Jr. of Sparkman & Stephens, Inc. yacht designers, Dennis Puleston, a British deep-water sailor resident in the U.S., and Frank W. Speir, a Reserve Officers' Training Corps Lieutenant from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.[8] Developed by the National Defense Research Committee and the Office of Scientific Research and Development to solve the problem of resupply to units which had just performed an amphibious landing, it was initially rejected by the armed services. When a United States Coast Guard patrol craft ran aground on a sand bar near Provincetown, Massachusetts, an experimental DUKW happened to be in the area for a demonstration. Winds up to 60 knots (110 km/h), rain, and heavy surf prevented conventional craft from rescuing the seven stranded Coast Guardsmen but the DUKW had no trouble, and military opposition to the DUKW melted. The DUKW later proved its seaworthiness by crossing the English Channel.

The DUKW prototype was built around the GMC AFKWX, a cab-over-engine (COE) version of the GMC CCKW six-wheel-drive military truck, with the addition of a watertight hull and a propeller. The final production design was perfected by a few engineers at Yellow Truck & Coach in Pontiac, Michigan. The vehicle was built by the GMC division of General Motors, still called Yellow Truck and Coach at the beginning of the war. It was powered by a 270 in3 (4,425 cc) GMC straight-six engine. It weighed 6.5 tons empty and operated at 50 miles per hour (80 km/h) on road and 5.5 knots (10.2 km/h; 6.3 mph) on water.[3] It was 31 feet (9.4 m) long, 8 feet 2.875 inches (2.51 m) wide, 7 feet 1.375 inches (2.17 m) high with the folding-canvas top down[3] and 8.8 feet (2.6 m) high with the top up. 21,137 were manufactured.[1] It was not an armored vehicle, being plated with sheet steel between 1/16 and 1/8 inches (1.6--3.2 mm) thick to minimize weight. A high capacity bilge pump system kept it afloat if the thin hull was breached by holes up to 2 inches (51 mm) in diameter. A quarter of all DUKWs held a .50-caliber Browning heavy machine gun in a ring mount.[9]

The DUKW was the first vehicle to allow the driver to vary the tire pressure from inside the cab, an accomplishment of Speir's device. The tires could be fully inflated for hard surfaces such as roads and less inflated for softer surfaces, especially beach sand. This added to great versatility as an amphibious vehicle. This feature is now standard on many military vehicles.
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Re: 1942 GMC DUKW WW2 AMPHIBIOUS 6X6 MILITARY TRUCK / BOAT WWII

Postby RDUKW on Mon May 04, 2015 5:08 pm

Price drop. $45000
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Re: 1942 GMC DUKW WW2 AMPHIBIOUS 6X6 MILITARY TRUCK / BOAT WWII

Postby RDUKW on Thu May 21, 2015 1:46 pm

Price reduced to $39500
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Re: 1942 GMC DUKW WW2 AMPHIBIOUS 6X6 MILITARY TRUCK / BOAT WWII

Postby RDUKW on Mon Mar 07, 2016 9:27 am

price dropped to $31000 including a rare cleaver brooks trailer project
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