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DUKW

[¦dək ′dəb·əl‚yü]
(ordnance)
A 2½-ton amphibious truck used by the U.S. Army to transport cargo on land or water; 36 feet (11 meters) long, with a cargo capacity of 5175 pounds (2347 kilograms). Also known as duck.
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There were 33 passengers and crew on board WQ1 - formally known as a DUKW - when it sank on June 15, 2013.
He drove a DUKW amphibious vehicle, designed to travel on both land and water, during the Normandy landings.
The DUKWs landed us at a dirt road leading to the airstrips.
British Commandos land on the beaches carrying bicycles; Scenes on the beaches during the British advance into France; DUKWs landing on British invasion beaches in northern France
Then there's the Viking Splash Tour, based on reconditioned World War Two amphibious vehicles called DUKWs or, more simply, Ducks.
These craft include the amphibious DUKWs, LARCs and a 60-ton BARC.
Boston Duck Tours, which offers land/water sightseeing trips in World War II-era amphibious vehicles known as DUKWs, or "Ducks," is a case study on generosity.
Mr Clinch said: "This has been a protracted investigation during which it has become evident that regulators in several countries have struggled with the challenge of certifying World War 2 DUKWs for commercial passengercarrying operations.
Reference to a number of the 20th FC RCE storm boats being bogged down in the mud, sounds very much like the fate of wheeled amphibious DUKWs, which tried to cross the river with supplies on a previous night.
We landed together on Juno beach on D-Day, driving DUKWs with 199 Coy RASC.
The 'Ducks' are amphibious vehicles, dating back to the Second World War, known as DUKWs.
Captain Steve Clinch said: "Although one accident involved the sinking of a DUKW as a result of flooding, and the other involved a fire, the link between both events is the foam inserted into the DUKWs to provide buoyancy.