DUKW Amphibious Truck Kits Now Available
The DUKW (ubiquitously known as the “Duck”) was a 2 1/2 cargo truck fitted with a boat shaped hull and a propeller for amphibious use during waterborne operations. DUKWs (designated by their GMC vehicle classification) was developed independently from the standard military procurement system in anticipation of waterborne invasions that would be a part of any American involvement in World War II. The DUKW was only reluctantly adopted by the US Army, who inititally did not see the need for such a craft. In practice, the DUKW proved an invaluable tool for bringing war material from ships to shore as well as saving thousands of lives by bringing back wounded soldiers to operating rooms in hospital ships off shore. Thousands of DUKWs were built during World War II and were used by the US Army, US Marines and Allied forces as well. Post-war advances kept the DUKW and active part of the military long after World War II and are still in use by some special forces troops today. Modified DUKWs filled with tourists are also common sights on roads and waterways in London, Boston, Washington DC, Seattle and of course the Wisconsin Dells.
Additional information about this Brickmania custom Lego® kit:
The DUKW kit has the following features:
- Wheels for land use and prop for waterborne travel
- Open crew compartment with dashboard details
- Fold down “surf board” at the bow and winch at the rear
- Cargo area big enough for many figures or a Brickmania “Durabuilder” JEEP
- Sturdy construction for active play
- 1/35 scale to match other Brickmania models.
- Includes 411 genuine new-condition LEGO bricks.
- Comes with a signed and numbered certificate of authenticity
- Intermediate Skill Level (4-6 years experience with LEGO is recommended)
All Brickmania model kits are made of new-condition LEGO bricks and this one includes compatable weapons by BrickArms. This model comes disassembled and includes completed printed building instructions and comes packaged in a sealed box. This is a limited edition kit and priduction may be discontinued at any time.
The cargo bed of the DUKW is large enough to carry a Brickmania Durabuilder Jeep. Suck loads would be hoisted into the DUKW using a ship’s crane and unloaded on the beach using a crawler crane or another DUKW modified with an A-frame and winch.