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DUKW-353 at Ft Eustis
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 6:51 pm
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This DUKW is on display indoors. There is another outside that is real nice as well, that is undercover so at least the sun and rain don't get on it. I haven't photographed it yet, but it will be on here before I leave Eustis.

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On the plaque it says: "design an amphibious vehicle larger than the Seep that could move supplies directly from the ships to shore."

"Seep"?

Any help with that?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 9:39 pm
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- Jinx
On the plaque it says: "design an amphibious vehicle larger than the Seep that could move supplies directly from the ships to shore."

"Seep"?

Any help with that?


I think that this was a nickname for the GPA amphibious jeep - not 100% sure though.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 12:33 am
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- Cloudy
- Jinx
On the plaque it says: "design an amphibious vehicle larger than the Seep that could move supplies directly from the ships to shore."

"Seep"?

Any help with that?


I think that this was a nickname for the GPA amphibious jeep - not 100% sure though.


Hi Cloudy! Hi Folks!

Seep = GPA jeep

Sgt, Scouts Out! Smile

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- Cloudy
- Jinx
On the plaque it says: "design an amphibious vehicle larger than the Seep that could move supplies directly from the ships to shore."

"Seep"?

Any help with that?


I think that this was a nickname for the GPA amphibious jeep - not 100% sure though.


Hi Cloudy! Hi Folks!

Seep = GPA jeep

Sgt, Scouts Out! Smile



Excellent. Thank you. I figured it was either a misspelling or some kind of "sea jeep" that i had never heard of before.....and it was the latter!

(Not a great name for a vehicle that's supposed to go in the water, though.....)
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From what I've read about the amphib Jeep it may be appropriate. The reserve bouyancy on that vehicle was calculated very closely. If the tires were flat it would not float!

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