Voiture Amphibie Kfz.1/20 (l.schwf.Pkw.)
VW K2s Type 166 Schimmwagen

Revue de la Maquette Hasegawa au 1/72

Voiture Amphibie Kfz.1/20 (l.schwf.Pkw.), VW K2s Type 166 Schimmwagen

Schwimmwagen allemande capturée, used par une unité de reconnaissance britannique somewhere in France. Porsche produced 150 Schwimmwagen en 1940, they were used for field trials which proved successful. Volkswagen then took on the mass production of the véhicule, of which 14,265 were produced between 1942 et 1944. Schwimmwagen were used primarily by reconnaissance units, enabling them to cross water obstacles when bridges, ferrys ou fords could not be used, either because they were in enemy hands ou had been destroyed.

Kradschützen Ersatzwagen

Kradschützen (infanterie motocycliste) units of the reconnaissance bataillons were to be mounted entirely on motos et side-cars, but they did use Kübelwagen on occasion, to transport some of their heavier equipment. When the Schwimmwagen became available it was also designated as Kradschützen Ersatzwagen, replacing the Kübel, no doubt because of the Schwimmwagen’s superior cross-country performance which allowed it to keep up avec troupes motocyclistes. For the same reason, the Schwimmwagen was a popular light recon et command véhicule in armoured units.


  • Schimmwagen avec Conducteur et MG 42
  • NSU Kettenkrad (moto chenillée) avec 2 Crew
  • Officier holding Map

Spécifications Techniques

  • Type: Light Amphibian 4×4
  • Empattement: 2.00 m
  • Longueur: 3.825 m
  • Largeur: 1.48 m
  • Hauteur: 1.615 m
  • Poids: 910 kg
  • Vitesse: 80 km/h sur route, 10 km/h sur eau



  • Scale model avec much raised detail.
  • Choix de sujet excellent, the Schwimmwagen is an important véhicule which served on most fronts. The NSU Kettenkrad is an equally interesting et unique véhicule et it is not available elsewhere.
  • Few parts, easy to assemble. Wheels need to be watched during the drying process, to ensure proper alignment.
  • Deux conducteurs, a passengers et a standing figurine holding a map make this kit very valuable for dioramistes et joueurs de guerre.
  • High quality kit, practically no flash.

Emploi Historique

  • Schwimmwagen light 4×4 reconnaissance véhicule 1942-1945
  • Kradschützen Ersatzwagen in unités d’infanterie motocycliste 1942-1945

Schwimmwagen et Kettenkrad are an important part of any véhicule collection covering this period. Both véhicules were used in numerous units, even if they did not serve alongside eachother on a routine basis. Hasegawa deserves praise for this excellent kit. The choice of subjects is perfect for joueurs de guerre et collectionistes, et the infantry figurines in the set add a nice touch. One thing that would further improve the kit et add value to it would be the inclusion d’un canon antichar de 28 mm s.PzB. 41 ou 105 mm LG 42 to be towed behind the Kettenkrad.

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Figurines et Maquettes Allemandes de la Seconde Guerre Mondiale