DUKW dimensional info

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DUKW dimensional info

Post by patmat2350 » Fri Jan 22, 2021 11:23 am

I'm an RC modeler itching to do another DUKW, in accurate detail. My first model was fun but also not too correct or complete.
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Hoping to find someone with a real DUKW who might not mind checking a dimension or two? My first step is to build an accurate model in 3D CAD, and I'm unaware of any detailed source docs for dimensions, other than this clip from TM 9-802:
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The big question here: This image shows the deck line rising aft, and non-horizontal, non-parallel rub rails. I have a hard time seeing this in photos of real DUKWs... indeed, most look to have the rub rails completely horizontal and parallel.

Which is it??? Could anyone take a tape measure to one to help me get calibrated?

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Re: DUKW dimensional info

Post by fahtal » Thu Jan 28, 2021 5:51 am

de rub rails as you call them are horizontal and parallel. the whole dukw is tilting forward or back depending on the load...

the deck rail as you call it rises indeed. check pictures

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also try to search in online dukw manuals for drawings

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Re: DUKW dimensional info

Post by patmat2350 » Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:26 am

Thanks, but the very drawing you posted shows them fanning out aft. You can even print it out and measure the spread.

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Re: DUKW dimensional info

Post by fahtal » Fri Jan 29, 2021 1:18 am

hmmm you`re right... when i can i will try to measure the dukw for you.

but i don`t know when that will be

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Re: DUKW dimensional info

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Re: DUKW dimensional info

Post by patmat2350 » Sat Jan 30, 2021 10:47 am

It is. These days I could do so much better!

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Re: DUKW dimensional info

Post by fahtal » Thu Feb 04, 2021 10:36 pm

I took some measurements yesterday and you are right. They fan out.

I will post the pictures later on

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Re: DUKW dimensional info

Post by patmat2350 » Fri Feb 05, 2021 9:35 pm

Thx!

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Post by fahtal » Wed Mar 17, 2021 1:31 am

i send you a PM with a download link of the pictures

Please keep us updated with your progress

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Re: DUKW dimensional info

Post by patmat2350 » Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:26 pm

Ah sorry, I missed both! The system didn't send me an email on the notification... and now the transfer link has expired. Any chance of trying again?
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