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Type 166 VW “Schwimmwagen” was an amphibious vehicle used extensively by the German Wehrmacht and the Waffen-SS during the Second World War. All Schwimmwagens were also four wheel drive.

Volkswagen type 166 schwimmwagen. You can row this car and it has a propeller on it's rear - you can drive it on water. It's a combination of bath tub and beetle with an oar :D Loooove.

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Volkswagen VM Typ 166 “Schwimmwagen” by Panzer DB, via Flickr

KDF proto 1936

VW Schwimmwagen

1943 Volkswagen 166 SCHWIMMWAGEN - A military, amphibious vehicle based on the KdF Wagen (Kraft durch Freude) designed by Ferdinand Porsche, which in turn would later become the famous Volkswagen Beetle. This Schwimmwagen has a retractable screw at the rear. When used in water, it was coupled to a shaft connected to the rear-mounted engine. The exhaust was mounted high on the car so that water could not enter. A spade and paddles (!) were included as standard equipment.


The liberation of Paris in August 1944

German 20 mm AA gun on a Volkswagen Schwimmwagen amphibious vehicle.

The Totenkopf division was one of the "Germanic" divisions of the Waffen-SS. These included 1st SS Panzer Division Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler, 2nd SS Panzer Division Das Reich, and 5th SS Panzer Division Wiking.

Vw schwimmwagen at tatton park

Funkwagen @ war and peace 2014

Schwimmwagen at Yorkshire wartime weekend

German World War 2 Colour Kubel

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

[Photo] 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.