Kaden Models K620 German VW-82 Kubelwagen - Luftwaffe (1:24 Scale)
"I do not doubt that the outstanding ability of the designer and at a later date the economic acumen of manufacturers, will make it possible to make available to the German people a car which is low priced and cheap in operation, similar to what American people have enjoyed for a long time..."
- German Chancellor Adolf Hitler at the 26th International Berlin Automobile Show, 1936
Built by Volkswagen, the simple yet reliable Kubelwagen ("bucket car") was the German equivalent of the American Jeep. This nimble four-seater, based on Ferdinand Porsche's original "People's Car" design of the 1930's, used the same rear-mounted, aircooled engine to drive the rear wheels. Some models mounted an MG 42 machine gun behind the front passenger seat, giving the Kubelwagen a nasty bite. Other variants included an amphibious vehicle, called the Schwimmwagen, as well as radio communications, maintenance, ambulance, and survey variants.
Gonio's stamped metal replica features a hinged driver side door, rubber tires, highly detailed engine and passenger compartment, and working driveshaft, plus it comes mounted on a handsome display stand. This particular VW-82 Kubelwagen was used by the German Luftwaffe and comes with a detachable roof. Sold Out!
Length: 6-1/2 inches
Width: 2-1/2 inches