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Old Sep 17, 2004, 10:13 PM
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Dean's Marine DUKW

Is anyone else working on one of these 1/10 scale kits? What problems did you have? What other operating features did you include (lights, horn, etc)?
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Old Oct 02, 2004, 09:23 PM
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CG Bob, the DUKW has been on my long list ever since DM introduced it. Some day...

Take a look at this fellows page:

http://www.geocities.com/y2patmat/dukw/index.htm
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Old Oct 15, 2004, 08:07 PM
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Bob;

I found this 'thing' in Green Cove Springs while working- do you know what it is?
I have been told it was a duck, but it doesn't fit the pictures and dementions that they send......


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Old Oct 18, 2004, 03:02 PM
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Well, since the stencil says its a LARC, a google came up with this:

Lighter Amphibian Resupply Cargo

http://www.decadv.com/bus_info/larc.htm
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Old Oct 18, 2004, 05:03 PM
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The LARC was a late replacement vehicle (1960's era) for the DUKW. LARC's and their bigger brothers, BARC's had Diesel power, 4 wheels, and aluminum hulls. The Fire Departments of Tampa & Miami FL, and Milwaukee, WI, have or had LARC's converted to fireboats. DUKW's had steel hulls, 6 wheel drive and gasoline engines.
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Old Oct 18, 2004, 10:06 PM
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Like Major Tomski, I did a google:

http://www.amphibiousvehicle.net/amp...cial/barc.html
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Old Oct 18, 2004, 10:08 PM
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LOL, look at the DUKW on the right!!

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Old Oct 18, 2004, 10:25 PM
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A BARC giving birth to a LARC!

Wow! After reading this info I would really like to build a scale BARC someday!

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Old Oct 18, 2004, 10:33 PM
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USCG DUKW and LARC.
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Old Oct 18, 2004, 10:48 PM
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Hey guess what? I just read on another page that the LARC LX (pictured above by mastrsn) is actually a BARC. The BARC's were renamed LARC LX.

Great pictures, Bob. Keep 'em coming!
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Old Oct 18, 2004, 10:54 PM
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Reading, PA Fire Dept. LARC - SCUBA 2.
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Old Oct 18, 2004, 11:25 PM
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Wow, now that would make a very cool model!!
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Old Oct 19, 2004, 03:45 PM
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If you're visiting the Boston area you can take a tour of the city in a DUKW. I've done it twice and the first time I got to drive it (sail it?) in the Charles River. They have anphibious tours in Glouscter (sp?) too that are LARCs. You could probably do both in one day.
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Old Nov 08, 2004, 10:58 AM
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Here's some pictures of my DUKW model, it will be the USCG version. I used a piece of 1/8 inch aircraft plywood for the cargo deck. Ram Products lighting systems are being installed, both navigation lights and road lights. The model is about 60% complete. Four channel radio is installed: steering (rudder & front wheels operate together); ESC for the wheel drive; a second ESC for the propellor drive; and an electronic switch for the two light systems.
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Old Nov 08, 2004, 07:07 PM
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Two thumbs up Bob! Lookin' good!
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