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Volkswagen Schwimmwagen Type 166 2

Here are some more of Dragon Model’s 1/6 scale 166 Schwimmwagen.

The first thing I when I first opened the box was it was quite literally packed to the top parts. The next was the beautiful of these parts. However in with Dragon’s fine with supplying their model kits with the possible instructions ever by man or beast this kit did not disappoint. If models ever sees I would like to ask them. How is it you put all this effort in producing of the finest kits in the world yet are a dismal failure when it to instructions? All these instructions are pictures of the completed model arrows pointing to parts a number indicator, and some of numbers are wrong. As for assembly and in what order sorry but on your own. Thankfully they at least had the courtesy to a tree parts diagram. One that when the model is you’re left with a lot of parts. I suspect these must be for a 1/6 scale Kubelwagen. being said once struggled through its building you are with one hell of a model. A head turner. The mother

of all Schwimmwagen kits.

From Wikipedia

The VW Type 128 and 166 (literally Floating / Swimming Car ) amphibious four-wheel drive used extensively by the German and the Waffen-SS during the Second War. The Type 166 is the most mass-produced amphibious car in history.

Schwimmwagens used the engine and of the VW Type 86 four-wheel drive of the Kübelwagen and the Type 87 four-wheel ‘Kübel/Beetle’ Command Car, in turn were based on the of the civilian Volkswagen Beetle. Komenda. Ferdinand Porsche first car body designer, was to develop an all-new unitized structure since the flat chassis of the existing VW vehicles was to smooth movement through Komenda patented his ideas for the car at the German Patent office.

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The earliest Type 128 prototype was on the full-length Kübelwagen chassis a 240 cm (7.9 ft) wheelbase. Pre-production of the 128, fitted with welded bodytubs, demonstrated this construction was too weak for off-roading, had insufficient torsional and easily suffered hull-ruptures at the cross-member, as well as in the wheel-wells. was unacceptable for an amphibious vehicle. The production models (Type were therefore made and had a wheel-base of only 200 cm (6.6

VW Schwimmwagens were produced by the factory at Fallersleben / Wolfsburg and facilities in Stuttgart; with the (or rather hulls) produced by Budd in Berlin. 15,584 166 Schwimmwagen cars were from 1941 through 14,276 at Fallersleben and 1,308 by Given these numbers, the VW 166 is the mass-produced amphibious car in history. 163 are known by the Schwimmwagen Registry to today, and only 13 have without restoration work.

All Schwimmwagen were four drive only on first (and reverse gears some models) and had ZF self-locking on both front and rear Just like the Kübelwagen, the had portal gear rear that gave better clearance, while at the same reducing drive-line torque with their gear at the wheels.

When crossing water a propeller could be lowered from the rear deck cover. When in place a coupling provided drive from an extension of the engine’s This meant that propulsion was only available forward. For reversing in the water was the choice of using the standard paddle or running the land in reverse, allowing the wheel-rotation to take the vehicle back. The wheels doubled up as rudders, so was done with the steering both on land and on water.

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