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The Schwimmwagen, truly an vehicule

I always wondered why VW put out a post war version of this vehicule.

It’s a marvel of and yet, you would have to pay a sum of money if you wanted one. pretty rare, only a or so survived the war).

Additional of VW model 166

Short history

Porsche saw the potential of an amphibious of the VW Kьbelwagen (type82). The German was searching for a vehicle could snow, sand, mud and other grounds. He combined these and added all-wheel drive had been developed at about the time for the VW (type87). The development was called the type 128 which in 1940.

Thirty examples were in 1941 at the Wolfsburg Volkswagen and delivered to the Army’s Engineer The type 128 had a boat-shaped body. The was very impressed. In 1941 received instructions to further the type 128.

The type 138 was a 128 but then with a little body it seems (version 128 B). Some 100 more vehicles of type were ordered. special version was produced 129, probably a complete vehicle which could bombs without a driver. type was however not a success.

By the end of September 1940 the prototypes tested in the lake called near Stuttgart.

You can select 2 or 4 driving in the type 128. The car had a with 4 gears and with 2 and a powertransmission to the front wheels.

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Professor Porsche thought the type 128 was too large and so unstable. started to create a smaller which resulted in the project: 166. The first 125 vehicles produced by the Porsche Team and were hand-made in Stuttgart. cars are also known as or preseries Schwimmers.

The type 166 large-scale production in Wolfsburg (or des KdF-Wagens, city of the Strenght Joy car). The production model, is the VW-Schwimmwagen we know today, a wheelbase which was 40 cm shorter the earlier type 128. the vehicle’s width had been by 10cm. There were small body modifications as a result of the army-tests. The tow hooks for got reinforcements. Now it was powered by the same engine installed in the Kubelwagen 1943.

In the water the engine drove a propeller at the rear of the Schwimmwagen. The 166 was very popular, mainly of the off-road capabilities thanks to the drive. However, its amphibious was rarely used in action.

In War 2 the Schwimmwagen had lifespan of only 6

The production stopped in 1944, of the large number of man-hours in the production and the high material In 1945 and 1946, the British 6 Schwimmwagens. They used the that were left at the It is supposed there were 15.000 Schwimmwagens built.

the war the Schwimmwagen was brought into by the local Police, the firebrigades or by Some people even cut out of the Schwimmwagens. But soon the vehicles replaced by new ones so the schwimmwagen to the demolition firm.

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