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GMC CCKW-353, 6 x 6, 6 V (Rear view, right side)

 
 

Rear view, right side

Picture courtesy of Brian Brodersen

 

Danish Army Specific: Also the GMC CCKW-353 NBC decontamination truck was used by the Danish engineers. The truck used the M3A3 decontamination apparatus.
Historical: Minor improvements in the design of the M3A1 Apparatus led to the standardisation of the M3A2 power-driven Decontaminating Apparatus in 1943. The improvements included an improved pump, agitator and piping arrangement.
The US Army procured 426 units through WW II and 62 units through the beginning of the Korea war. One of the major problems with the M3A2 was that the wooden tanks were made of cypress sapwood that rotted in the tropics and allowed fungus growth. In 1952 the standardization of the improved M3A3 with a metal tank resulted the M3A2 being reclassified to limited standard. The unit was then obsoleted in 1971

 


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