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The Type 82 was subsequently launched, incorporating the required changes. Extensive testing on snow and ice was necessary to ensure it would be able to cope with

the European winters. The smooth flat underbody enabled the vehicle to steadily propel itself along when the wheels sank into snow, mud, or sand.

The VW Type 128 and 166 Schwimmwagen was an amphibious four-wheel drive off-roader, which utilized the engine and mechanicals of the Type 86 K├╝belwagen.

ABOVE: A 1943 Volkswagen Schwimmwagen. RIGHT: A Cisitalia

race car designed by Ferdinand Porsche.

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