I knew I saw a VW Beetle in use with the Heer in WW2. -1 reply

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emonkies

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#1 14 years ago

Its actually a KDF-wagen model 82E Kommanduerswagen. Production started in 1941 and it was called a type 91, in May of 1943 it was redesginated type 82E.

It was basically the forerunner of the Beetle body, the KDF-wagen body on a Kubelwagen chassis and had large sand tires and flared fenders. Equipemtn and fitting were the bare necessities, floor was wood.

Many of these went to North Africa.

They had military equipment and some blackout style lights and carries military unit markings.

http://www.missing-lynx.com/gallery/german/jbbeet.htm




unrealgama

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#2 14 years ago

very nice was tha kabaulwagen rear engine aswell?




Hedgemus

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#3 14 years ago

Pretty cool looking. It has an early baja bug appearance to it. I wonder if they made them in 4 wheel drive back then?




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#4 14 years ago
unrealgamavery nice was tha kabaulwagen rear engine aswell?

Yup it is just like a Kubelwagen but is enclosed for better all weather use.

Im still trying to find the pic I saw of a Type 82E equipeed as a scout vehcile with roof rack and no glass.

Its just 2WD, its basically a Bug body on a stock Kubelwagen.




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#5 14 years ago

kool did they ever make a 4WD kabulwagen ???




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#6 14 years ago

@unrealgama

i don't think it was ever developed, but i am not postive. anyone else know?




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#7 14 years ago

{Jgd}Kirov@unrealgama

i don't think it was ever developed, but i am not postive. anyone else know?

Yeah its called a Schwimwagen. :)

In all seriousness a handful of 4WD Kubelwagens were built between 1944-1945. Apparently a collector in Norway has one. They are very rare and are apparently not much more than a batch of prototypes.




unrealgama

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#8 14 years ago

hmmm....cool i think the swhinwagen is kind or pointless because there a 2 types of water in BF small rivers and huge ocean that would take 5 mins to cross(witht he exeption of kareila but its kaput anyway[for now])




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#9 14 years ago

Fahrvergkriegen?




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#10 14 years ago

Nice find Anlushac!




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