HobbyBoss 1:35 US GMC CCKW-352 Steel Cargo Truck

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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 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: 83831
Item Name: US GMC CCKW-352 Steel Cargo Truck
Scale: 1:35
Item Type: Static kit
Model Dimension: Length 180.5mm, Width 65mm
Total Plastic Parts: 330+
Total Sprues: 13 sprues and cab
Photo-Etched Parts: 1 pc
Release Date: 2014-12

Additional:
- The kit consists of over 330 parts including 11 clear parts
- Highly detailed main tires
- Photo-etched parts included

Decal options:
- GMC CCKW 352, US Army (1775-Now), U.S.A. W-443041, World War II, Khaki
- GMC CCKW 352, US Army (1775-Now), U.S.A. W-420828, World War II, Khaki

You can download instruction sheets here.





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