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Funkwagen @ war and peace 2014

Schwimmwagen at Yorkshire wartime weekend

German World War 2 Colour Kubel

German soldiers speaking with a Sicilian boy as they changed a tire on their Kübelwagen, Sicily, Italy 1943.


Rare WW II Era German “Kubelwagen” captured from Rommel’s Afrika Korp in Egypt 1941. It was this very Kubelwagen that was used by US Intelligence to develop Tech Manual E9-803. Fully documented and remarkably preserved!




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German Type 82 Kubelwagen, WWII reenactment by Lyle58, via Flickr

A dramatic picture of battle in a suburb of the German city of Bautzen. A German car Kubelvagen (Kubelwagen) came under fire on the village street. One passenger jumped out the car, but was shot in the street. The car then turned and ran across the street to the building. The remaining passenger was also killed - (can be seen lying on the right of the car). In the middle of the road is some big vehicle - a truck or a tank.

As the War gathered pace, the KdF-Wagen was put on hold and production changed to military vehicles. The 'Kubelwagen' used the tried and tested and very successful chassis and air-cooled engine developed for the peoples car. In 1942 the Kubelwagen was joined by the Schwimmwagen - a four wheel drive vehicle capable of driving on land and in water. By 1943 over 12,000 prisoners of war were working at the factory, which was by now mostly repairing aircraft.

The Tigers dwarf the Kubelwagen's at this rail station. Transportation track mounted.

Allied forces checking out a Kubelwagen

Airborne troops cross back over the Rhine in a captured German Kubelwagen car, March 1945., Hardy, Bert

Kubelwagen being loaded onto a Messerschmidt 323, the largest land-based aircraft of the war.

WWII Kubelwagen

As his colleague changes the tyre on their Kubelwagen a Kreigsberichter chats to a young Italian boy. Horst Grund, Sicily 1943

The early hours of the Battle of the Bulge: Waffen SS troops in a Schwimmwagen at the Kaiserbaracke crossroads in the Ardennes, December 1944.

Waffen SS watch their burning convoy following an attack by Allied fighters in northern France, summer 1944. The man in the rear seat of the Kubelwagen is still looking at the sky. Allied fighter were excellent at keeping the German army watchful at all times.

1937 – PORSCHE E SEU FUSCA: Ferdinand Porsche, um conceituado engenheiro da época, admira o protótipo do carro econômico, robusto e espaçoso que lhe fora encomendado por Hitler - o "Volks Auto" ou "Volks Wagen", expressões alemãs que traduzem a ideia do "carro popular". Foi o carro mais vendido no mundo, ultrapassando em 1972 o recorde que pertencia até então ao Ford Modelo T.

The automobile engineer Ferdinand Porsche (in suit), Adolf Hitler and, immediately to Hitler's left, the head of the German Labour Front, Robert Ley, admire Hitler's birthday gift on his 50th birthday: a convertible Volkswagen.

Hermann Goering drives a Volkswagen convertible, with Robert Ley and Ferdinand Porsche in the backseat. ca. June 17, 1939