GMC 2½ TON 6x6 TRUCK CCKW-352 & 353

GMC 2½ TON 6x6 TRUCK CCKW-352 & 353
Image: GMC CCKW (US National Archive)
Vehicle Type[@type]
Origin & Designer[@designer]
Numbers Produced562.750 (Both Models)
Crew2 (Driver & Assistant Driver
Armament1 x .50 cal M2HB H.M.G. (600 x .50 cal)
Ammunition Carried[@ammunition_carried]
Pay Load1.468 kg
Towed Load3000 kg
Weight6.963 kg (352) 7.008 kg (353)
Length5.87m (352) 6.50m (353)
Ground Clearance0.25m
Fording Depth0.76m
Obstacle Clearance[@obstacle_clearance]
Climbing Ability30°
EngineDodge GMC 270 (Petrol)
Transmission5 x Forward & 1 x Reverse
Maximum Road Range298 miles (480 km)
Maximum Cross Country Range[@maximum_cross_country_range]
Maximum Road Speed45 mph (72 kph)
Maximum Road Speed + Trailer[@maximum_road_speed_trailer]
Maximum Cross Country Speed13 mph (22 kph)
Maximum Road Towing Speed[@maximum_road_towing_speed]
NotesGeneral Motors adapted their ACKWX truck into the CCKW and this was accepted by the US army. The term CCKW stood for C (1941) C (conventional cab) K (all-wheel drive) W (duel rear axles). Known as the famous “Deuce and a Half” it came in two wheel bases the 352 (1.45m) which was used as a prime mover and the longer 353 (164m) was used as a general purpose truck. As a prime mover it could tow the 75mm guns and 105mm howitzers. The CCKW transported weapons, troops and stores for the US Military right through World War Two and the Korean War.