HobbyBoss 1:35 - US GMC CCKW-352 Truck (Machine Gun Turret Version)

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The CCKW produced by General Motors Corporation was an American 2,5-ton 6x6 cargo truck that served with the US Army both in the Second World War and the Korean War. It was one of the main vehicles of the famous Red Ball Express that kept Allied armies supplied as they moved quickly through Europe after the D-Day.

The name CCKW comes from the GMC model nomenclature. Each letter describes vehicle features: "C" - designed in 1941, "C" - conventional cab, "K" - all-wheeled drive, "W" - dual rear axles. The CCKW was powered by a highly reliable GMC 270 engine which was designed for use in commercial trucks. One of the truck variants that used short wheel base was named the SWB 352.

The initial design featured a metal roof, and in 1944 GMC introduced open cab versions with a canvas roof. Some of those cabs allowed for mounting a machine gun above the passenger's seat.

The CCKW production stopped in 1945. By that time over 500,000 units were built. After the Second World War the surviving vehicles were widely used by the US Army until the mid-1960's.

Item No: 83833
Item Name: US GMC CCKW-352 Truck (Machine Gun Turret Version)
Scale: 1:35
Item Type: Plastic Model Armour Kit
Model Dimensions: Length 180mm, Width 65mm
Total Plastic Parts: 390+
Total Sprues: 16 sprues and a cab
Metal Parts: copper cable
Photo Etched Parts: 2 pcs
Release Date: 2015-10

Additional:
- The kit consists of over 390 parts
- Details are finely represented
- Photo etched parts included





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