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GMC CCKW 353 & 352

Photo Manual For Modelers
Wings & Wheels Publications, ©1997
ISSN 1211-0671

Reviewed by Michael Benolkin

The GMC CCKW 353 & 352 was the main workhorse of the US Army during the Second World War. The famous deuce and a half got its start in 1939 and quickly found its way into service. The 353 version had a long wheelbase while the 352 had a short wheelbase, but they both were 3-axle 2.5 ton 6x6 trucks. A couple different styles of cabs were used throughout its life, and the cargo box saw many different changes.

This book takes a look at several different CCKW 353 & 252 trucks in the Czech Republic. Close up photos in both black and white and color are present throughout showing a lot of details from front to rear. Drawings accompany the photos and help explain how some of the more hidden parts fit together. The engine and a couple different cargo beds get the full photo treatment as well, and some color profiles at the end of the book round things out.

If you're wanting to superdetail a model of a deuce and a half, this is definitely a book you don't want to miss.

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