DUKW


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DUKW

 (dŭk)
n.
See duck4.

[From a sequence of codes used by General Motors Corporation : D, 1942 (first year of production) + U, utility truck, amphibious + K, front-wheel drive + W, tandem axle.]
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A poppy has been painted Graham Smitheringale works to restore a DUKW vehicle JOE GIDDENS
It's the second time the Viking Splash has broken down in the city centre this year after another DUKW craft lost its front wheel in Aungier Street last month.
The M1 weighed 3,000 pounds and fit on the back of a 2 1/2-ton truck (for land operations) or a DUKW amphibious vehicle (for water operations).
The name "duck" was originally spelled DUKW, a military acronym that dates back to World War II when the 11-foot, six-wheeled amphibious vehicles were manufactured by General Motors Corp.
Army tugboats, LCM "Mike Boats," DUKW "Duck Boats," along with assorted barges, cranes and other materiel handling equipment.
ON MONDAY, nine of us spent an extremely enjoyable, entertaining and informative hour on the 'Wacker Quacker' (DUKW).
He tells me that some of his visitors are even coming to this month's celebrations with military relics such as a Willis Jeep, motorcycle and sidecar, while another is sending over his own DUKW 3-ton amphibious lorry in the hope that it will once again swim off the Normandy beaches.
The DUKW (don't ask -it's complicated) had a life expectancy of just 90 hours when it was built.
Before leaving on the company's ration DUKW, he asked to fire a few shots from a rifle.
The authors of this book provide a well researched and easily read overview of four major Allied weapons of World War II--the British Submarine Spitfire and the American DC--3 (C--47 Dakota), Sherman tank and the amphibious truck, DUKW, known as the "Duck".
Also, it is planned to bring inside the H-19 Chickasaw helicopter, the H-21 Shawnee helicopter, a World War II wrecker, the amphibious DUKW and several experimental vehicles.
During a test sail this week, the converted DUKW got into difficulties and was towed back to shore by a rescue boat.