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Take advantage of this chance to own the two most complete books on these subjects ever published!

Totaling over 2,000 historic images - the bulk of which are previously unpublished photos discovered in the General Motors archives - the photographic coverage is only exceeded by the detailed histories of these vehicles based on data discovered in the manufacturer's files.

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The Complete DUKW Historical Reference (HB) Doyle. Hurriedly developed in 1942 under the auspices of the National Defense Research Committee, a think tank comprised of many of the leading scientists in the United States, the DUKW became arguably the most successful amphibious vehicle ever produced. Combining a hull form engineered by noted yacht designers Sparkman & Stephens with their own 2½ ton 6x6 truck design, General Motors produced 21,147 these vehicles during World War II. This comprehensive volume relies on never-before tapped primary source documents from the archives of General Motors, the National Defense Research Committee, marine architects Sparkman & Stephens, the US Army, and others to tell - for the first the first time accurately - the story of the DUKW and the men whose lives it touched. This 75,000-word book is packed with archival photos detailing the origin, design, numerous changes throughout production as well as wartime use of the DUKW. Covered are campaigns in Sicily, Mainland Europe, India and the far-flung islands of the Pacific, as well as its subsequent use in Korea, along with authorized field modifications as well as the follow-on Flying DUKW, Superduck, and Drake, and DUKW use in the 21st century. Illustrated with more than 750 photographs; 304 pages. The GMC CCKW Truck in US Service Historical Reference (HB) Doyle. For more than half of the 20th century, the 2½ ton 6x6 truck was the backbone of U.S. military tactical transport. The pace-setter for this type of vehicle was the GMC CCKW, which not only served as a transport, but also formed the basis for a myriad of specialized vehicles, from air-transportable versions, to multiple engineering variants, mobile medical facilities, antiaircraft weapons, and trucks that fulfilled a host of other tasks. The CCKW has been the subject of a number of books and articles over the years, but this volume - the second in Squadron Signal's new Historical Reference series - is the first to draw on the archival records of General Motors to trace the truck back to its roots in the 1939 ACKWX and then tell its story through its debut in 1941 and the varied services it rendered with U.S. forces in all theaters in the ensuing decades. GMC's obvious role is covered, but so too are less-known stories, such as the contribution made by multiple Chevrolet facilities to CCKW production. The massive book exhaustively describes the development, production, and U.S. use of the CCKW, ACKW, AFKWX, and CCW in World War II and Korea with an in-depth narrative of more than 100,000 words, illustrated by over 1,200 vintage color and black-and-white photos most of which have never before been published. Illustrated with more than 1,200 photographs plus detailed line drawings; 504 pages.