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  DUKW
Our DUKW had not been shipped overseas and when the war ended was eventually sent to Govt.
The club was disbanded and the DUKW was sold to a collector from St. Louis.
These were the amphibious vehicles that replaced the DUKWs in the military, and were propelled by a diesel engine through hydraulic motors at the wheels.
ux1.cts.eiu.edu /~csjdn/dukw.htm   (1560 words)

  
 DUKW Parts
We have lots of dukws and lots of NOS dukw parts.
What you see here is just a small sample of the dukw parts we have in stock.
This is only a partial list of dukw parts.
www.dukw.com /dukwp.html   (0 words)

  
  Chicago DUKW Corporation
A DUKW is an amphibious vehicle that was designed and built for use in World War II.
DUKWS are street legal to drive on the roads and are also legal to drive on water as recreational boats.
If a dukw is used for commercial "duck tours" depending on which waterways it is used on, the dukw may have to meet the commercial U.S. Coast Guard requirements for tour boats.
www.dukw.com   (589 words)

  
  US ARMY DUKW AMPHIBIOUS 2 1/2 TON 6X6 TRUCK
The DUKW was developed quickly during World War II to meet the need for amphibious carge transfer from ship to shore.
The DUKW was based on the GMC "deuce and a half" CCKW, fitted with a watertight hull and propeller.
The DUKW was the first vehicle with a central tire pressure control, allowing the operator to adjust the tires for hard surface roads (high pressure) or sand (low pressure) from the driver's seat.
www.olive-drab.com /idphoto/id_photos_dukw.php3   (218 words)

  
 MARINE DUKWS IN WWII
DUKW pioneered in-line single tire drive wheels on all axles.
The DUKW's versatility forestalled the necessity to bring heavy transport vehicles ashore during early stages of invasions, further reducing island and beach congestion.
Marine DUKW crews' contributions in the capture of Saipan, Tinian, Guam, Iwo Jima and Okinawa, to provide an immovable base for B-29s, and delivery of the A-bombs, helped insure that the final landing on Japan would be a peaceful one.
members.aol.com /twodukw/twodukw.htm   (1441 words)

  
  DUKW   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The DUKW was used in landings in the Pacific, in North Africa, and on the D-Day beaches of Normandy.
The DUKW was developed by the National Defense Research Committee and the Office of Scientific Research and Development, but was originally rejected by the armed services.
Although its designation as a DUKW may seem to be a military pun, in fact in the terminology developed for military vehicles in World War II,the D indicates a vehicle designed in 1942, the U meant "utility (amphibious)", the K indicated all-wheel drive and the W indicated two powered rear axles.
www.punweb.com /article/DUKW   (503 words)

  
 DUKW: Encyclopedia - DUKW
The DUKW, popularly called the DUCK, is a six-wheel-drive amphibious truck developed by the United States during World War II for transporting goods and troops over land and water and for use approaching and crossing beaches in amphibious attacks.
The DUKW weighed 7.5 tons and operated at 6.4 mph (10 km/h) on water and 50 mph (80 km/h) on land.
The DUKW was the first vehicle to allow the driver to vary the tire pressure from inside the cab, with the tires fully inflated for hard surfaces such as roads and less inflated for softer surfaces—especially beach sand.
www.experiencefestival.com /a/DUKW/id/2038770   (638 words)

  
 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The DUKW (popularly pronounced DUCK) is a six-wheel-drive amphibious truck that was originally designed inside General Motors Corporation during World War II for transporting goods and troops over land and water and for use approaching and crossing beaches in amphibious attacks.
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.
A DUKW is central to the 2000 AD story Disaster 1990, in which the lead character, London hardman Bill Savage liberates one from a War Museum to survive a (then) futuristic flooded Britain.
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=DUKW   (1050 words)

  
 DUKW - Definition, explanation
The DUKW, popularly called the DUCK, is a six-wheel-drive amphibious truck developed by the United States during World War 2 for transporting goods and troops over land and water and for use approaching and crossing beaches in amphibious attacks.
The DUKW was used in landings in the Pacific, in North Africa, and on D-Day on the beaches of Normandy.
Although its designation as a DUKW may seem to be a military pun, in fact in the terminology developed for military vehicles in World War 2, the D indicates a vehicle designed in 1942, the U meant "utility (amphibious)", the K indicated all-wheel drive and the W indicated two powered rear axles.
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/d/du/dukw.php   (727 words)

  
 Amphibious Vehicle Dsign Studio¡¡Dukw Amphibious Truck
The DUKW, popularly called the DUCK, is a six-wheel-drive amphibious truck, developed by the United States during World War 2 for transporting goods and troops over land and water and for use approaching and crossing beaches in amphibious attacks.
Although its designation as a DUKW may seem to be a military pun, in fact in the terminology developed for military vehicles in World War 2, the D indicates a vehicle designed in 1942 ;of 270 cubic inches (4.4 L).
The DUKW was the first vehicle to allow the driver to vary the tire pressure from inside the cab, with the tires fully inflated for hard surfaces such as roads and less inflated for softer surfaces - especially beach sand.
www.boatcar.net /Englishpage/dukw.htm   (444 words)

  
 Omnipelagos.com ~ article "DUKW"
The DUKW (popularly pronounced DUCK) is a six-wheel-drive amphibious truck that was originally designed inside General Motors Corporation during World War II for transporting goods and troops over land and water and for use approaching and crossing beaches in amphibious attacks.
Its designation as a DUKW is not a military pun, the name comes from the terminology used for military vehicles in World War II; the D indicates a vehicle designed in 1942, the U meant "utility (amphibious)", the K indicated all-wheel drive and the W indicated two powered rear axles.
The DUKW was the first vehicle to allow the driver to vary the tire pressure from inside the cab, an accomplishment of Speir's devise.
www.omnipelagos.com /entry?n=d%55%4B%57   (793 words)

  
 Lace and DUKWs... both part of the Speir Family legacy
The selected strip is of personal significance because of the presence of the DUKW ("duck"), the Army's celebrated amphibious "6X6" truck which was my father's baby...
DUKWs were manufactured from 1942 to 1945 by General Motors Corporation, while prototype Super Ducks and Drakes were developed in the mid-'50s at the Chrysler Tank Arsenal in Warren, Michigan, which is where my father, Frank W. Speir, was stationed and returning to active duty when he was killed in his airplane.
In short, the DUKW was as much a part of my family in the '40s and '50s as had been the three dogs my sister and I'd been raised with...
pages.prodigy.net /deanspeir/dukws&lace.html   (910 words)

  
 DUKW
Although its designation as a DUKW may seem to be a military pun, in fact in the terminology developed for military vehicles in World War 2, the D indicates a vehicle designed in 1942, the U meant "utility (amphibious)", the K indicated front-wheel drive and the W indicated two powered rear axles.
The DUKW was the first vehicle which allowed the driver to inflate and deflate the tires from inside the cab.
Many DUKWs are still in use, primarily as tourist transport in harbor and river cities such as Boston, where the Boston Red Sox celebrated their 2004 World Series victory with a parade of 17 DUKWs carrying members of the team over land and across the Charles River.
en.mcfly.org /DUKW   (424 words)

  
 The DUKW also known as the DUCK   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Dukw played a big part in the D-Day landings, on D-Day over Two Thousand dukws were deployed landing many troops in Normandy, over the course of ninety days the dukw's carried 3,040,000 tons of supplies ashore.
Dukw's were mostly built by women, they were mainly used to transport supplies, soldier's and weapon's from ships to land where there were no harbours for boat's to dock.
Dukw's were used in Okinawa, Iwo Jimo, Sicily, Salerno, Napels, New Guinea, the Philipines, Manilla, and for crossing the Rhine in 1945.
www.dukws.co.uk /dukw_also_known_as_the_duck.htm   (608 words)

  
 Ride the Ducks of Seattle — Fun and unique tours of scenic Seattle! Call 206-441-DUCK (3825)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The DUKW (or as we like to call them 'Ducks') was an amphibious landing craft developed by the United States Army during World War II.
At the end of the DUKWs first battle, many naval officers expressed their belief that the assault may have failed had it not been for the DUKWs.
The last amphibious operation of the DUKWs during WWII was the famous Rhine River crossing at the end of March, 1945.
www.ridetheducksofseattle.com /history.htm   (656 words)

  
 D Day Tanks and countdown to 60th anniversary of D-Day from the Tank Museum Bovington
The DUKW was the product of two very impressive parents, the General Motors Corporation - GMC - who provided the automotive components and the celebrated New York City yacht designers Sparkman and Stephens who gave the new vehicle its sea-going capabilities.
DUKW is a manufacturer's code used by the General Motors Corporation to identify the different vehicles in their range.
It is now part of the DUKW legend that, when a US Coastguard ship was wrecked off Provincetown, Massachusetts it was a DUKW that braved high seas and sixty knot winds to bring the crew of seven to safety.
www.d-daytanks.org.uk /articles/dukw.html   (426 words)

  
 A People at War
Even after the completion of a prototype DUKW the Army took no interest until engineers used the prototype to save the lives of seven Coast Guardsmen grounded in a storm on the back shore of Cape Cod.
Ultimately DUKW was a vital factor in landings in the Pacific, in Africa, and on the beaches of Normandy.
At Normandy alone, DUKW carried 18 million tons ashore over the course of the 90 days when the enemy held all available ports.
www.archives.gov /exhibits/a_people_at_war/science_pitches_in/dukw.html   (345 words)

  
 Motor Transport Corps
The DUKW was an amphibious version of the 2-1/2 ton General Motors cargo truck.
The DUKWs embarked on LSTs in Weymouth, England on 5 June 1944, and moved across the channel for the invasion.
The DUKWs were used for one last amphibious operation in Europe -- the famous Rhine River crossing in Germany, at the end of March 1945.
www.transchool.eustis.army.mil /Museum/DUKW.htm   (2079 words)

  
 Sparkman & Stephens - Gallery/Dukw
DUKW, the amphibius Duck's name evolved from the manufacturer's code designation.
The DUKW was a modified 2.5 ton truck that became instrumental in the Allied invasion of Europe, as well as throughout the Pacific theatre.
was one of the determined few who developed the DUKW in spite of resistance by the War Department.
www.sparkmanstephens.com /gallery/dukw_pic.html   (53 words)

  
 DC Ducks - Land and Sea Tours of Washington D.C.
Nearly 90% of all supplies came in by DUKW on the vital second and third days of the invasion.
The fleet was an essential element in the strategic surprise of the enemy which assumed the Allies needed a port to make an effective landing.
DUKW's are standard 2 1/2 ton GM trucks in a water-tight shell with an added propeller.
www.historictours.com /washington/dcducks   (478 words)

  
 DUKW Page 1   (Site not responding. Last check: )
DUKW's were created following the attack on Pearl Harbour as a means to transport supplies from ships to areas that did not have port facilities.
DUKW's were first used operationally in Europe during the invasion of Sicily.
June and early July saw a lot of work and preparation on the DUKW as Dave had been invited to participate in 'Amphib 96', a rally for amphibious vehicle from Europe, meeting in the Lake District of Northern England.
www.netcomuk.co.uk /~jrcoles/DUKW_1.HTM   (648 words)

  
 MIG Productions Factory - Europe DUKW Wheels - Review
As part of the development process, special tires were created for the DUKW that maximized flotation at the expense of a run-flat ability and highway speed.
The DUKW was the only American vehicle to use this style of tire in WW II on a standard basis.
It was possible to mount standard tires on the DUKW but they would hinder the vehicle's primary mission and limit the load carrying ability because only single tires (rather than the duals used on the land-locked CCKW-353) could be mounted.
www.track-link.net /reviews/k1026   (703 words)

  
 10th Mountain Division Association, Inc. - News & Events
The capsizing of a DUKW on Lake Garda certainly was a tragedy.
DUKWs were used extensively on the lake running patrols and ferrying men, equipment and supplies up to Torbole at the head of the lake.
This is the only 10th Mountain Division DUKW sinking in WW II, so it seems to me virtually certain that the wreck discovered by Picard, close to shore at the north end of Lake Garda, is in fact a relic of this tragedy.
www.10thmtndivassoc.org /DUKW.html   (9117 words)

  
 DUKW
The DUKW, which is pronounced duke, is a 2½-ton truck used in World War Two.
One full tank on the DUKW could take people 220 miles on roads, and 50 miles on water.
DUKWs usually spent most of their time ferrying supplies to troops over seas.
www.tqnyc.org /NYC041096/dukw.htm   (81 words)

  
 DUKW   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The DUKW was based on the "Jimmy" or "deuce-and-a-half" GMC 6x6 cargo truck.
DUKW, by the way, stands for (D) 1942; (U) amphibian; (K) all-wheel drive; (W) dual rear axles.
While many modelers assumed Tamiya would produce a DUKW to follow their Jimmy cargo truck, it was Italeri that came out with the long-wanted kit in the late summer of 2002.
www.usarmymodels.com /AFV%20PHOTOS/DUKW/dukw.html   (227 words)

  
 Italeri 1/72 DUKW w 105mm howitzer, previewed by Bill Michaels
DUKWs were built with these covers, though many vehicles saw them removed in the field.
When DUKWs were used to carry these howitzers, the cargo bay had to be cut away a little to allow the axle of the gun to fit.
Also, one in four DUKWs carried a.50 caliber machine gun, the same as the one found on the 2.5 ton truck, so you could probably use the Tamiya upgrade parts to add this mount.
www.modelingmadness.com /reviews/misc/vehicles/previews/michaelsdukw2preview.htm   (927 words)

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