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Forces of Valor 82002
Volkswagen VW 166 Schwimmwagen Diecast Model
German Army, Normandy, France, D-Day, June 6th 1944, w/1 Figure

1:32 Scale   Length   Width
Volkswagen VW 166 Schwimmwagen   5"   2"

Initially designed as a scout car, the Schwimmwagen was issued to many different units within the German Army. The ease of use and maintenance, the speed, the off-road & amphibious capabilities, all added together made it the vehicle of choice for soldiers and commanders.

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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Forces of Valor's 1:32 scale Schwimmwagens are constructed almost entirely in diecast metal and feel surprisingly heavy for such small models. One of the most notable features is the screw propeller mechanism that pivots down to engage the keyed gearbox assembly. Additional features include separately applied front and side bumpers, folding weathered windshield, configurable rag top and textured rubber tires and spare. The sparse interior features simulated wooden planks mounted to the floorboards and a removable figure. The many applications of hand painted mud and rust bring this model to life.

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Forces of Valor

The "Forces of Valor" range presents affordable, ready-made diecast models of military vehicles.

"Forces of Valor" diecast vehicles feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Rotating turret, elevating cannon and accurate hull.
  • Moving tracks on detailed rotating wheels.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.

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