Two WWII Amphibious Military DUKWAsking$22,000
Two WWII Amphibious Military DUKW built by GMC in Pontiac, Michigan. One is modified into a school bus. The other is stock.
The two have engines and drivetrains in them, and will move on their own power. No working brakes on either DUKW.
Willing to split up the pair:
Vin# 353 21963 School Bus DUKW: $13500.00
Vin# 353 17252, Second DUKW: $13500.00
Located in: MO
About WWII DUKW Craft
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
Weight: 14,880 pounds
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 the Commanding General, Services of Supply. The directive called for a vehicle that could transport personnel and supplies from ships to beaches without the benefit of prepared harbors and docks. The designation DUKW came from the builder’s code:
K=All wheel drive;
W=Twin rear wheel axles.
The average GI simply referred to the vehicle as the “Duck”. The pilot model was so successful that it was immediately put into production after testing. On land the DUKW used its normal six-wheel drive, but in the water, it was propelled by a propeller and steered by a rudder. The wheels and propeller could operate together for smoothly entering and exiting water. DUKWs participated in all major US amphibious operations from March 1943 until the end of World War II. The cargo compartment could accommodate 25 soldiers and their equipment or 5,000 pounds of supplies. Lend- Lease DUKWs were also provided to the British and Soviets. Over 21,000 DUKWs had been manufactured by late 1945.