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Posted by Madison Capps on May 2, at 10:52 am

We recently came a great “throwback” shipment on the marketplace. If you couldn’t guess sounding out the name alone, Volkswagen Schwimmwagen was developed as an vehicle for the German Wehrmacht and the during World War II. The Type 166 became the most popular amongst German officers the war due to its versatility and durability.

Despite the vehicle’s sordid in Germany, we thought this recently vehicle on uShip was so interesting we wanted to find out more.

early model VW was designed to the place of the motorcycle-sidecar vehicles forces were using for during WWII.  VW Type 128 and the 166  were the original prototypes for the Type 128  was based on vehicle that Command were already using. The 240 cm caused problems when it was too for tough off-roading and sustained ruptures. As a result, the Type 166 made smaller and more by trimming the wheelbase down to 200 cm.

Volkswagen Schwimmwagen

The Schwimmwagen pictured is the Type the most numerous mass-produced car in history. There were made from 1941 1944. The Schwimmwagen was made a specialized “bodytub” and the engine of a VW “Kübel/Beetle” Command car. parts would later the basis for the Volkswagen Beetle.

Erwin Komenda, Ferdinand first designer, developed the to support off-roading as well as travel. The Schwimmwagens were drive only in first and had a screw propeller that was down from the rear engine cover for water These screw propellers steered with the steering and could only go forwards due to the line from the engine’s The stow away paddle was as a way to help the Schwimmwagen move as well as a backup system in of engine failure while in the

Placed at the Army depot at after production, the Schwimmwagen given to German units the region.  Kassel, the capital of the of Heese-Nassau and Kurhessen, was bombed in a of Allied strategic bombing in 1945, where many were lost to the destruction of the Of the 15,584 originally produced, 500 remain in existence across the

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Volkswagen Schwimmwagen
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