DUKW


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DUKW[not an acronym] manufacturer's code for a type of military wheeled amphibious landing-craft (D means 1942, U means utility (amphibious), K means all-wheel drive, W means 2 powered rear axles)
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DUKWs, nicknamed "ducks", were used on D-Day and played a key role in transporting cargo including weapons from ship to shore.
(1) DUKW is an Army acronym that indicates when this amphibious vehicle was designed (D) (in 1942), for what purpose (U) (utility and amphibious operations), and equipped with (K) (front-wheel drive), and (W) (two rear-drive axles).
These craft include the amphibious DUKWs, LARCs and a 60-ton BARC.
The two vehicles are based on wartime DUKW craft - go-anywhere six-wheelers that first saw action in the D-Day landings.
The museum has acquired awesome additions to the vehicle display at Vimy House -- including a 1918-model Renault two-man tank (sans turret), an "Alligator", a DUKW, several other vehicles and last, but not least, a "Quad" artillery tractor which, together with the 25-pr gun/howitzer and limber, completes the "set." The popular courtyard displays continued to attract visitors; this year had a nautical emphasis as the anniversary of the Naval Reserve was commemorated (the Gun Run was awesome).
These patent disputes were so trying that, as of spring 1943, nine of GM's contracts were still unsigned, although many of the projects were virtually complete - including the DUKW amphibious vehicle, another of OSRD's great wartime successes.
Only on August 18th, did the first vessel -- a DUKW -- make the passage from open sea to shore and it was another month before Cherbourg began to be useful.
In his time, he has owned an Aston Martin, Alvis, a Daimler, four or five Mercedes-and even a World War II DUKW amphibious craft.
There were 33 passengers and crew on board WQ1 - formally known as a DUKW - when it sank on June 15, 2013.
We chose the Viking Splash tour, which uses bright yellow amphibious DUKW trucks to tour Dublin by land and water.
We chose the Viking Splash tour, which uses bright yellow amphibious DUKW trucks to tour We chose the Viking Splash tour, which uses bright yellow amphibious DUKW trucks to tour Dublin by land and water.
The Yellow Duckmarine - a converted Second World War DUKW landing craft - suddenly got into trouble in the city's Albert Dock.