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No: 6158   Contributor: Wisnia6522   Year: 2007   Manufacturer: Unidentified / Unknown   Country: Poland
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Editor: Anyone who has some info on this amphibious vehicle?
Picture added on 05 August 2011 at 20:41
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This is the DUKW also know as the 'Duck'. They were built during WW2. 21, 147 of these were built in 1942. There are many of these still in use in the United States taking tourists on trips in the water.

Added by Mark Holloway on 06 August 2011.
It was actually based on the GMC 6x6 chassis used on the 2.1/2t truck .The Name comes from the Following designator code:

D = 1942
U = utility
K = all-wheel drive
W = 2 powered rear axles

It had a 6-cylinder engine producing 94bhp, and could manage 80 km/h (road), 10 km/h (water).
Some 21, 000 were built. It was also copied by the Russians (BAV ?). One is still in use (or was until recently) by the Royal Navy, and the almost 200 vehicles used by Germany were disposed of in 1965.

Added by Roger Greenaway on 06 August 2011.
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