Oldtimer picture gallery. Cars. KdF 166.

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KdF 166 "Schwimmwagen", Pkw. Typ K2s.

Years of production: 1942-1944
Overall production: 14283 units
4x4 rear-motor passenger amphibia
Engine: 25hp/3000rpm, aircooled 4-cyl. boxer OHV, 1131cc
Bore/Stroke: 75/64 mm
Compression ratio: 1 : 5,8
Length: 3825mm, width: 1480mm, height: 1615mm
31k photo of KdF-166, interior30k photo of KdF-166Wheelbase: 2000mm
Road clearance: 265mm (unloaded), 245mm (loaded)
Board over the waterline: 350mm
Free swimming depth: 770mm
Turning radius: 5m (ground), 8m (on the water)
Battery: 6 Volt, 75 A*h (under the rear seat)
Carburetter: 1 downdraft Solex 26 VFJ
Clutch: dry single plate
Gearbox: 4-speed + offroad (Gelände) + back
39k photo of 1944 KdF-16687k photo of KdF-166Ratios: offroad - 5,86, I - 3,60, II - 2,07, III - 1,25, IV - 0,80
Two self-locking differentials
Rear axle ratio: 4,43 (7:31) plus gear 15:21, in sum - 6,2
Front axle ratio: 6,2 (5:31)
Front wheel track: 1220mm
Rear track: 1230mm
Front suspension: ?
Rear suspension: ?
63k photo of KdF-16620k photo of KdF-166Mechanical brakes on all wheels
Weight: 910 kg
Maximal speed: 80 km/h (highway), 10 km/h (water)
Tyres: offroad 5,25-16 inches or 200-12 for tropical usage
Fuel tanks capacity: 2 x 25 L (in front part of the car)
Fuel consumption: 9,5 L/100km (highway), 10 L/hour (water)
Oil carter capacity: engine - 2,5 L.
Price: 4667 RM (self-price, not for sale)
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Photos and data are from:
Werner Oswald "Kraftfahrzeuge und Panzer der Reichwehr,
Wehrmacht und Bundeswehr", 1982, Motorbuch Verlag, Stuttgart,
Reinhard Frank "Personenwagen der Wehrmacht",
Martin Krusche (Styria, Austria), look at his interesting homepage,
Vintage Imports,
37k photo of KdF-166 Schwimmwagenkompanie der 2 SS Panzerdivision Das Reich1944 photo of KdF-166Museum Sinsheim, Germany,
Denis Orlov, automobile journalist and historian, Moscow,
Panzermuseum Munster,
Za Ruljom magazine, USSR,
Bart Vanderveen "Historic Military Vehicles Directory", "After the Battle" publication, 1989,
Molotok.ru auction site (Russia).
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Last updated 10 VIII 2002.