This amphibious 6-wheel drive vehicle called DUKW* 353 from GMC (General Motors Corp.) rolled out in 1942 during the time, the World War II was taking place. These vehicles were later used extensively during the Korean war in the early 1950s.
The development of the Duck (nickname) was as a result of a collaboration between naval architect firm Sparkman & Stephens and GMC.
The Ducks could travel on water at speeds of 10km/hr, on roads at 80 km/hr and travel to distances up to 45 nautical miles on water and up to 400 km on land. These vehicles could carry up to 25 soldiers on board and even a M2 Browning machine gun.
In 3 years, over 20,000 were produced.
D = Designed in 1942
U = Utility
K = all-wheel drive
W = Dual-tandem rear axles
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|- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic|
|- On plinth (platform base)|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||9.5 x 4.5 x 3|