This large triple shaft amphibian vehicle was developed during the 2nd World War for the American armed forces. The aim was to build a vehicle to supply ammunition, food and materials stored in the holds of transport ships - to invading troops occupying beachheads on enemy soil immediately after landing.
The DUKW offered good navigating qualities and could move well off-road too, which, combined with its high load capacity, enabled it to perform its logistic role to the full. In the post-war years, it was widely used by USA's allies all the way through to the 1970's, including civil protection assignments
The Italeri range of kits are manufactured from tough styrene plastic and provide a high level of scale detail.
Material: Styrene Plastic
Please Note: Paints, adhesives and cutting tools are not included.