Lastkraftwagen GMC CCKW-353
Truck, Cargo, 2½-ton, 6×6

GMC CCKW-353 Lkw, 2½-ton, 6×6, Lastwagen mit Seilwinde, 1:72 Heller 71234.

The 2.5-ton 6×6 light-heavy truck was known as the Workhorse of the Army. Over 800.000 vehicles were produced, most of them by the GMC Truck & Coach Division of General Motors Corp (562,750 units). The original GMC 2.5-ton 6×6 was the ACKW(X)-353 six-wheel drive commercial truck (1939–1941) which was also ordered by the French government.

Mass production of the military type started in 1941, und it quickly became the most widely used tactical transport Fahrzeug of the US armed forces of World-War 2. International Harvester produced a very similar Fahrzeug for the US Navy und Marines, und more than half of the 197.000 units produce by Studebaker went to the Soviet Army. The 2.5-ton truck was available with a hard or soft cab, with or without winch. The soft cab version eventually became the military standard, und many of the existing hard cabs were later converted.

Bekannte Modelle

  • GMC CCKW-353 (hard cab), 1:35 Italeri 271
  • GMC CCKW-353 (open cab), 1:72 Atlantic 618
  • GMC CCKW-353 (US Army), 1:72 CDC 3140
  • GMC CCKW-353 (französische Armee), 1:72 CDC 3142
  • GMC CCKW-353 (britsche Armee), 1:72 CDC 3143
  • GMC CCKW-353 (open cab w/Winch), 1:72 Hasegawa MT20
  • Studebaker CCKW-353 (hard cab), 1:72 Cooperativa R72010
  • GMC CCKW-353, 1:72 Heller 71234
  • GMC CCKW-353, 1:76 Airfix Soft Plastic
  • GMC CCKW-353 (open cab; troops), 1:76 Hinchliffe 20/176C
  • GMC CCKW-353 (hard cab; troops), 1:76 Hinchliffe 20/1768
  • GMC CCKW-353 (open cab), 1:87 ROCO 115
  • GMC CCKW-353 (hard cab; Quad .50 AA), 1:87 ROCO 627
  • GMC CCKW-353, 15 mm Forged in Battle A-70
  • GMC CCKW-353 (hard cab), 1:285 GHQ US7
  • GMC CCKW-353 (open cab), 1:285 GHQ US37

Technische Daten

  • GMC CCKW-353 Truck, Cargo, 2½-ton, 6×6 (with or without Winch)
  • Motor: GMC 270, 6-cylinder, I-I-W-F, 4417 cc, 77.5 KW @ 3000 rpm
  • Getriebe: 5F1R, zwei Übersetzungsverhältnisse
  • Geschwindigkeit: 72 km/h auf Straßen
  • Länge: 6511 mm, 6768 mm mit Seilwinde
  • Breite: 2236 mm
  • Höhe: 2795 mm
  • Radstand: 4167 mm (1118 mm Achsschemel)
  • Gewicht: 4695 kg
  • Nutzlast: 2449 kg, 4536 kg auf Straßen
  • Bewaffnung: 0.50 cal. Fla-MG (optional)
  • Besatzung: Kommandant, Fahrer, und 10–12 Mann
  • Produktion: 1941–1945


  • US-Army GMC CCKW-353 (open cab with winch), Technik-Museum Speyer, Germany

Historische Verwendung

  • US Army (Zweiter Weltkrieg, Koreakrieg)
  • Französische Armee (Zweiter Weltkrieg, Französischer Indochinakrieg)
  • British Army (Zweiter Weltkrieg)
  • Beutefahrzeug der Wehrmacht im Zweiten Weltkrieg
  • Bundeswehr
  • NATO
  • Sowjetische Armee
  • Chinesische Volksbefreiungsarmee (VBA)
  • Armee der Republik China
  • Streitkräfte der Philippinen

Interessante Umbauten

  • US Air Force Bomb Service Truck
  • Fire Truck, Pumper, Class 530, 6×6, 500 GPM, Overseas Type
  • Stock Rack Truck
  • Light Wrecker
  • Mobile Workshop Truck
  • CCKW-353-12CC Water Tank (700 gallons)


The GMC 2.5-ton truck is a must-have for collectors, diorama builders, und simulations gamers interested in recreating the World-War Two period. The CCKW-353 served in all theaters of war, und it formed the basis of many specialist vehicles, including water und gasoline tankers, dump trucks, workshop und maintenance vehicles. The CCKW-353 is still in service today in Taiwan, und the Phillipines. Sein Nachfolger bei der US-Armee war der Truck, Cargo, 2½-ton, 6×6, M35 von REO.

Miniaturen der US-Armee, 1941–1945