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Vincennes in Knox County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

D.U.K.W.

A.K.A. Duck

 
 
D.U.K.W. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, July 23, 2021
1. D.U.K.W. Marker
Inscription.  The DUKW (collaquially known as Duck) is a six-wheel-drive amphibious truck that was designed by a partnership under military auspices of Sparkman & Stephens and General Motors Corporation (GMC). It was used in World War II for transporting goods and troops over land and water and for use approaching and crossing beaches in amphibious attacks. They were designed only to last long enough to meet the demands of combat. Some modified Ducks are now used as tourist craft in marine environments. One was even deployed to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Length - 31 ft.
Width - 8 ft. 3 in.
Height - 7 ft. 2 in.
Empty weight- 13,000 lbs.
Top - 50 M.P.H. on land, 8.3. M.P.H. on water
Range - 400 miles
Powered - GMC 6 cylinder 269, 94 HP
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesWar, World II.
 
Location. 38° 40.407′ N, 87° 32.283′ W. Marker is in Vincennes, Indiana, in Knox County. Marker can be reached from South 6th Street west of Willow Street (Business U.S. 41). Marker
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is on the grounds of Indiana Military Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 715 S 6th St, Vincennes IN 47591, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. LVT-4 (a few steps from this marker); 3"/50 caliber gun Mk2 (within shouting distance of this marker); M-47 (within shouting distance of this marker); M5 3 inch gun (within shouting distance of this marker); USS Indianapolis (within shouting distance of this marker); Original Tombstone of Capt. Menomen O'Donnell (within shouting distance of this marker); F-16 Fighting Falcon (within shouting distance of this marker); M-211 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vincennes.
 
D.U.K.W. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, July 23, 2021
2. D.U.K.W. Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 1, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 108 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 1, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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Jun. 20, 2024