1/72 GMC AFKWX-353,2 ½ ton,6×6,Cargo,COE-KIT

Product code FKM72002.1



Product Description

This is a resin KIT of 1/72 GMC 6×6 Truck(without cover).
For ready built, please contact us for price.

The GMC Model AFKWX-353 Truck, 2 1/2-Ton, 6×6 (G508) was produced starting in 1942 and was in use until the 1950s. It shared many parts with the GMC CCKW, but was a distinct truck with about 7,200 manufactured in total. It’s driveline was largely the same as the CCKW but the shorter, Cab-Over-Engine (COE) design required some parts changes. The wheelbase was 164 in. and the overall length was 266.5 in.
Early production AFKWX-353 trucks had a closed metal cab and metal 15 foot long cargo bed.Later production had an open,military style cab and wooden cargo bed. In 1944, the design was changed by making the chassis and bed two feet longer,17 feet. In final form, the designation was changed to M-427. The open cab variant could be fitted with a machine gun on a ring mount.
General data:
6-cyl. 94-bhp engine(own 270 cid ohv) driving rear or all axles via 5-speed(OD top)gearbox and 2-speed transfer box.Hydraulic brakes with vacuum servo.Leaf springs,inverted at rear.Tyres 7.50-20.Wheelbase 164(BC 44)in.Overall 266x88x106 in.Weight 10800lb.During 1942-43 2232 of these trucks(with 15-ft body)were produced,with closed or open cab.Another 5000 with 17-ft body(M427)were built during 1944-45.All had banjo-type axles.G508

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