The latest weapon in the BIS arsenal is on its way. Based on a 1941 GMC Deuce and a Half (the CCKW) U.S. Army cargo vehicle, Defender will prowl the streets of Oklahoma City making appearances at various client, partner and public events.
Powered by a massive LS3 Stroker engine, Defender is a custom-built tribute vehicle developed in memory of our Nation’s fallen soldiers, veterans, and active military personnel. Defender has been a 2 ½ year project and spans a whopping 102 inches in width and towers above the ground at 10-feet tall.
You can see Defender up close and in person on Tuesday, November 1, at the InnoTech Conference at the Cox Convention Center. Stop by the BIS booth…something tells us you won’t be able to miss us…
The original GMC CCKW Deuce and a Half was a 2 1/2-ton U.S. Army cargo truck that saw heavy service in both World War II and the Korean War. The Deuce and a Half played a vital role keeping Allied armies supplied on their eastward advance following the Normandy invasion.
As World War II wound down in 1945, so did production of all variants of the military’s CCKWs. A total of 562,750 versions of the Deuce and a Half were built and remained active in U.S. service until the mid-1960s.
BIS salutes our military personnel whose service – then and now – makes this the greatest country on Earth.