The Amphibious Jeep was designed to be used in the same way as the DUKW. Unlike the DUKW it was found cubersome and didn't work on open water. Although the US did use it for the invasion of Sicily with some success it was little used by them after that. Most of the production was given to Russia where is was used successfully, the many river crossing required in their campaigns made the Amphibious Jeep ideal. The Russians manufactured their own version after the war. The vehicle is cast in a single piece with an integral textured base.