GMC CCKW 353 6x6 2.5 Ton Army Cargo Truck 1/43 Scale Diecast Metal Model by Atlas
1:43 Scale Metal Diecast – GMC CCKW 2.5 Ton 353 6x6 Army Cargo Truck - Length: 6.5", Width: 2.125”
These models are French imports, so the branding and packaging are all in French.
This truck model is made of a combination of metal and plastic parts. The coloring and markings are accurate and realistic.
The maker of the model,Atlas, really did a good job with the model, the panel lines and details are very clear and crisp. These models have different details engraved such as doors, hatches, panels, lights, ports, antennas, machine guns, ropes, shovels, etc; all of these done with high accuracy and proportion. When they are painted in different color, say for example, shovels and ropes, they are indeed painted accurately.
These models come in really nice packaging. The model itself is attached (via screws) to a plastic base. The base measures about 7.5 inches by 3 and at one side of the base is some info about the model such as the type of vehicle. Moreover, the whole base can be topped with a transparent acrylic top which encases the whole model in a rectangle that measures roughly 7.5 inches by 3 inches by 4 inches high. Lastly, each model comes in a window box and included in the box is a piece of cardboard which serves as certificate that states the authenticity of the model and scale.
The mode can be detached from the base and the wheels are made of rubber and can roll.
These models are not toys, they will not last long if played with or if taken for a spin in the sandbox.
The CCKW came in many variants, including open or closed cab, long wheel base (LWB 353) and short (SWB 352), and over a score of specialized models. It began to be phased out with the deployment of the 6×6 M35 in 1950, but remained in active U.S. service until the mid-1960s.