GMC DUKW (Duck) Amphibious Truck 1/72 Scale Diecast Metal Model by Amercom
1:72 Scale Metal Diecast –GMC DUKW (Duck) Amphibious Truck - Length: 5.25" (from back of tank to tip of gun), Width: 1.25”
This duck model'sbody is made of metal while the turret is made of plastic. The coloring and markings are accurate and realistic.
The maker of the model, Amercom, 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 s very basic packaging, consisting of a transparent blister pack. The model itself is attached (via screws) to a plastic base which is made to look as rough terrain. The base measures about 6.75 inches by 3 inches. At one side of the base is some info about the model such as the type of tank, the outfit it belongs and the time period it served.
These models are not toys, they will not last long if played with. The tracks don't move and the turrets and their main guns and machine guns can be quite fragile because of their size. Some of the tanks will have a turret that does not rotate at all. (so if you try to rotate the turret or change the elevation of the gun and feel some resistant, better leave it alone and don't risk breaking something).
The DUKW (colloquially known as Duck) is a six-wheel-drive amphibious modification of the 2 1⁄2-ton CCKW trucks used by the U.S. military during World War II and the Korean War.
Designed by a partnership under military auspices of Sparkman & Stephens and General Motors Corporation (GMC), the DUKW was used for the transportation of goods and troops over land and water. Excelling at approaching and crossing beaches in amphibious warfare attacks, it was intended only to last long enough to meet the demands of combat. Surviving DUKWs have since found popularity as tourist craft in marine environments.