GMC CCW/CCKW 353 Truck Photo Etch Set

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Scale
1/72
MSRP
$14.33
Product / Stock #
HLH72120
Base Kit
1/72 PST Kit
Company: Hauler - Website: Visit Site
Provided by: Hauler Brengun
Product

The Item

If you want to bring your “Jimmy” truck model kit to the next level, this excellent photoetch detail set is just the thing for you. This extensive PE sheet set has most of the appliqués that can be added to the kit to provide a fully detailed rendering of the GMC CCW/CCKW 353 Truck.

PE parts generally require certain tools to bend/and manipulate the parts for a good fit. You’ll find those at online and local hobby shops. Adhesion can be done in a variety of ways including thin cements, paint, or even floor polish, depending on the part’s requirements. This set comes with instructions and the parts are correspondingly numbered on the fret tree.

All-in-all this set will definitely enhance the appearance of your “Deuce-and-a-Half” truck.

The Subject

More commonly known as the “Deuce-and-a-Half” or “Jimmy”, the GMC CCW 353 was a variant of the GMC CCKW 353, which was a 2.5-ton 6x6 cargo truck that was widely used by the US military during World War II and the Korean War.

The CCW 353 was very similar to the CCKW 353, but it had a shorter wheelbase and was designed to be used in specialized roles. It was typically used as a wrecker, tractor, or other specialized vehicle, rather than a general cargo truck.

Like the CCKW 353, the CCW 353 was powered by a 270 cubic inch (4.4 liter) inline six-cylinder gasoline engine, which produced around 104 horsepower and 216 lb-ft of torque. It was equipped with a four-speed manual transmission and a two-speed transfer case, which allowed it to operate in both two-wheel drive and six-wheel drive modes.

The CCKW variant was equipped with a four-speed manual transmission and a two-speed transfer case, which allowed it to operate in both two-wheel drive and six-wheel drive modes. had a maximum payload capacity of 5,000 pounds (2,268 kg) and was often used to transport troops, supplies, and equipment across rough terrain. It was also used as the basis for a variety of specialized vehicles, including mobile artillery platforms, fuel tankers, and ambulance units.

The CCW 353 was known for its durability and reliability, and it played an important role in the success of the US military during World War II. Today, many of these trucks have been preserved or restored, and are used by military history enthusiasts and collectors around the world.

The Supplier

(From the Hauler website)

“Hauler produces high quality photo-etched sets for AFVs, airplanes, cars, railway vehicles, resin accessories for dioramas and resin kits.”

Thanks go to Hauler for providing this kit to review and IPMS USA for allowing me to review it for them.

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