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A six-wheeled amphibious truck used during the Second World War. Designed and built by General Motors Corporation, it was used by the Allies during the D-Day landings. Its name refers to its model names – D for designed in 1942, U for Utility, K for all-wheel drive and W for dual-tandem rear axles.