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

M-211

A.K.A. Cadillac Duce

 
 
M-211 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, July 23, 2021
1. M-211 Marker
Inscription.  The M211 is a very unique vehicle in that it was a transition design between the GMC CCKW of WWII and the more modern M35 RIO. It and the M35 directly competed for contracts in the early 1950s. It served in both Korea and early Viet Nam. The M211 was designated and built on much the same type of chassis as the CCKW only much heavier. The truck was built with service in mind. The entire power pack (radiator, engine, transmission and transfer case) comes out as one unit. The truck has a 24 volt electrical system and is completely water proofed with sealed ignition, intake and all sub-components. It can ford up to five feet of water. The automatic transmission has four forward gears and one reverse in both high and low range.

Length - 22 ft. 5 in.
Width - 8 ft.
Height - 12ft.
Weight - 22,930 lbs.
Top Speed - 55 M.P.H.
Range - 500 miles
Powered - GMC 302-120 HP
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesWar, KoreanWar, VietnamWar, World II.
 
Location. 38° 40.382′ N,
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87° 32.275′ W. Marker is in Vincennes, Indiana, in Knox County. Marker can be reached from South 6th Street Road west of Willow Street (Business U.S. 41). Marker is on the grounds of Indiana Military Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 715 S 6th Street Rd, 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. M-114 (a few steps from this marker); M1 57mm Antitank Gun (a few steps from this marker); M2A1, 105mm Howitzer (a few steps from this marker); M-47 (a few steps from this marker); M-8 Armored Car (a few steps from this marker); M3 Halftrack (within shouting distance of this marker); M5 3 inch gun (within shouting distance of this marker); USS Indianapolis (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vincennes.
 
M-211 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, July 23, 2021
2. M-211 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 293 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 1, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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