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Land-Wasser-Schlepper


Model by Ontrack Models, Hong Kong.


River crossings in the absence of a bridge were a major challenge to the type of mobile warfare envisioned by the Germans. It was therefore necessary to develop an amphibious vehicle to tow cargo across rivers. The Land-Wasser-Schlepper was a result of a 1936 contract given to Rheinmetall-Borsig. Numerous firms were involved in the production of the vehicle, including Alkett. This 17 ton vehicle could reach speeds of 35km/hr on roads and 12km/hr in the water. The tracks were used only for movement on land. A propeller and rudder were used for aquatic movement. Even though the primary function of the vehicle was towing, 20 men could be carried.


Model by Ontrack Models, Hong Kong.


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