When was the last CCKW taken out of service??

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Re: When was the last CCKW taken out of service??

Post by Gordon_M » Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:56 am

I saw them in use in Norway into the early 1990s
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Re: When was the last CCKW taken out of service??

Post by RedArrow2016 » Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:05 pm

Norway even had them now that is something new to me...
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Re: When was the last CCKW taken out of service??

Post by Dr Deuce » Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:50 am

In 1985, the French Army got rid of the last 5,000 CCKWs in their army in France. Nobody want them as they were gasoline powered. The cargo body on my 43 CCKW was on the junk pile and I had it shipped back on the back of a CCKW that a friend had bought there in 1989

We gave them thousands after ww2. Remember that they were destitute after the war and when they went back to Vietnam, they tried to reinstate themselves using US equipment.
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Re: When was the last CCKW taken out of service??

Post by Ben Dover » Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:36 am

Supreme Surplus ordered a number of WC Third Members for me from a dealer in France back in 85, the dealer threw them loose in a nice CCKW SWB Steel Cargo Body and loaded it into the container.

In the USA, the Gov't was still printing bulletins and manuals for CCKW Shop Vans into the mid 50's, but was quick to update with G-742 and G-749 series vehicles with shop equipment upon availibility.
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Re: When was the last CCKW taken out of service??

Post by E Dr. P » Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:11 pm

Dr Deuce wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:50 am
In 1985, the French Army got rid of the last 5,000 CCKWs in their army in France. Nobody want them as they were gasoline powered. The cargo body on my 43 CCKW was on the junk pile and I had it shipped back on the back of a CCKW that a friend had bought there in 1989

We gave them thousands after ww2. Remember that they were destitute after the war and when they went back to Vietnam, they tried to reinstate themselves using US equipment.
Was that friend George Mainieri? I have a couple pics of his CCKW tipper in 1989 with a couple extra beds stacked on. The dealer in Holland he bought the truck from had beds in a giant scrap pile. Someone on the trip video taped a tour of the yard; there were a ton of CCKWs and some nice ones being cut up, wooden beds burned, etc. :cry:


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Post by Dr Deuce » Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:48 pm

that was him. RIP
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Re: When was the last CCKW taken out of service??

Post by Loic09 » Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:50 am

In the french army the last Jeep has been sold in 2007!!!!

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Re: When was the last CCKW taken out of service??

Post by RedArrow2016 » Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:36 am

2007??? Well that’s a long time I will have to say!
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