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Eaglemoss 1:43 Military Vehicles EM0049
Volkswagen VW 166 Schwimmwagen Diecast Model
German Army

1:43 Scale   Length   Width
Volkswagen VW 166 Schwimmwagen   3.75"   1.5"

The VW Type 128 and 166 Schwimmwagen (literally Floating/Swimming Car) were amphibious four-wheel drive off-roaders, used extensively by German ground forces during the Second World War. The Type 166 is the most numerous mass-produced amphibious car in history. It used the engine and mechanicals of the VW Type 86 four-wheel drive prototype of the Kubelwagen and the Type 87 four-wheel drive 'Kubel/Beetle' Command Car, which in turn were based on the platform of the civilian Volkswagen Beetle.

Volkswagen VW 166 Schwimmwagen

The Schwimmwagen (Swimming Car) was an amphibious all-wheel-drive off-roaders, used extensively by the German Army. Porsche developed the Schwimmwagen's unitized body-tub structure, since the flat floorpan chassis of existing VW vehicles were unsuited for movement through water. When crossing water, a screw propeller could be lowered from the rear deck engine cover. Reversing was accomplished with the standard equipment paddle, or by shifting into reverse, which allowed the wheel-rotation to take the vehicle back. The front wheels doubled as rudders, so the steering wheel could be used on land and on water. Schwimmwagens were the most mass-produced amphibious car in history.

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Eaglemoss 1:43 Military Vehicles

The Eaglemoss Collections "1:43 Military Vehicles" range presents affordable, ready made diecast models of military vehicles in 1:43 scale. To help keep the price down, these items arrive in low-cost, discardable blister type packaging.

Eaglemoss Collections "1:43 Military Vehicles" diecast vehicles feature:

  • Diecast metal and plastic construction.
  • Rotating turret, elevating cannon and accurate hull.
  • Fitted, non-moving tracks and detailed non-rotating wheels.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.

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