Military amphibious vehicles: Volkswagen Type 166 Schwimwagen. Vadim Zadorozhny’s Museum of Equipment, Russia

Military amphibious vehicles: Volkswagen Type 166 Schwimwagen. Created with the participation of Ferdinand Porsche. Volkswagen Schwimmwagen is recognized as the most mass amphibious vehicle of the Second World War: over 15 thousand copies have been produced in 4 years, including 1308 at the Porsche plant in Stuttgart. The German floating vehicle of high cross-country capability for military purposes was created for the Wehrmacht army and SS troops. On the water Schwimwagen used a propeller, and also the rotating wheels of both axles.

Vadim Zadorozhny’s Museum of Equipment, Russia

Years of production: 1941-1944

Country of origin: Germany

Issued: 15584 items

Weight: 910 kg

Power: 25 hp

Speed ​​on water: 10 km / h

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