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Schwimmwagen Type 166

Scout/Staff Car


Statistics

Country of Origin/Used by: Germany
First Produced/Service Dates:  
Manufactured by: Volkswagen
Crew: 2-4
Armament: 7.92mm MG 34 or 42
Engine: 4 Cylinder
Miscellaneous Info: Amphibious; Used as a scout and staff car.
Data Sheet Available: None Available

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
Schwimmwagen Type 166 Photos (1998 War & Peace Show - Beltring, UK) Erik Johansen - South Shields, Tyne & Wear UK
Schwimmwagen Type 166 Photos The German Bundesarchiv
Schwimmwagen Type 166 Photos - George S. Patton Museum: Ft. Knox, KY USA Patrick Keenan - Editor
Schwimmwagen Type 166 Photos Taken  at the 2005 War & Peace Show - Beltring, UK and 2005 Military Vehicle Show - Kemble, UK Dennis Trowbridge - Bristol, UK
      Schwimmwagen Photos Jeroen Visschers - Netherlands

Schwimmwagen (1944) Photos

Alan Wise Collection


References Available

Online

Reference Source/Provider
Pkw.K2s Schwimmwagen Type 166 - Hyperscale Resource Guide No. 1 Brett Green's Hyperscale
Schwimmwagen Type 166 Photos Uralt-VW.de Website
Pkw.K2s Schwimmwagen Type 166 Photos Panzer DB

Printed

Reference Author
Kübelwagen and Schwimmwagen: A Visual History of the German Army's Multi-Purpose Vehicles (Ampersand Group, Inc.)

Review at WarWheels by Chuck Aleshire
David Doyle
Kubelwagen Typ 82: From the Military Beetle to the Amphibious Schwimmwagen (Tankograd Publishing) Dr. H.G. Mayer-Stein
Modeler's Special Edition: Guide to the Kubelwagen Military Miniatures In Review
Modeling Soft-Skinned Military Vehicles Osprey Publications
Schwimmwagen in Detail Wings and Wheels
Schwimmwagen Kfz 2 K2's Rossa Graph
  "Sink or Schwimm" (January 2016 Issue of Classic Military Vehicle Magazine) Piotr Mariusz Radomski
VW at War Vol.1 - Kubelwagen, Schwimmwagen & other Special Vehicles Schiffer Publications
VW at War Vol.2 - Kubelwagen & Schwimmwagen Schiffer Publications

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
Fuel Truck and Schwimmwagen Kits Academy 1/72 Injection Molded Plastic.
Schwimmwagen Type 166 Kit Eduard 1/16 Injection Molded Plastic.
Schwimmwagen Type 166 Kit Frog 1/48 Injection Molded Plastic.
Schwimmwagen Type 166 Kit(?38037) Fujimi 1/76 Injection Molded Plastic.
Schwimmwagen Type 166 Kit (76057) Fujimi 1/76 Injection Molded Plastic; Reissue
Schwimmwagen and Kettenkraftrad Kits Hasegawa 1/72 Injection Molded Plastic.
Pkw. K2s Schwimmwagen Type 166 Model Kit (H35001) Hero Hobby Kits (New Company) 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic.  New Tooled?
Schwimmwagen Type 166 Kit Italeri 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic.
Schwimmwagen Sondertyp 129 Remote-Controlled Amphibious Drone (1942) with RI-502 Rocket Boosters Model Kit (LW35225) Lead Warrior 1/35 Resin.
Schwimmwagen Type 166 Kit (35224) Tamiya 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic.  Newer Tooled.
Schwimmwagen Type 166 Kit (Old Tool) Tamiya 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic;  Older Release.
Schwimmwagen Type 166 Kit Tamiya 1/48 Injection Molded Plastic.
       
Aftermarket Item Manufacturer Scale Other Information
Schwimmwagen Detail Set (35080) Aber 1/35 For New Tool Tamiya Kit
Schwimmwagen Tire and Wheel Set ADV/Azimut 1/35  
Kubelwagen, Schwimmwagen and Kettenkrad Instruments and Placard set (AR35313); Archer Fine Transfers 1/35 Decals;
Kubelwagen/Schwimmwagen Common Wheel Rim (BK-055) Bitskreig 1/35 Resin
Kubelwagen/Schwimmwagen Off Road Wheel Rim (BK-057) Bitskreig 1/35 Resin
Schwimmwagen Wide Type Wheel Rim (BK-056) Bitskreig 1/35 Resin
Kubelwagen & Schwimmwagen Spare Common Off-road (Tread Type 2) Wheel set (BK-058) Bitskreig 1/35 Resin
Schwimmwagen Accessory/Stowage Set (T48031) Black Dog 1/48 For the Tamiya kit; Resin

Schwimmwagen (Extended) Tilt/Roof Cover (D-050)

Decal Star

1/35

Resin.

Schwimmwagen Wide Wheel Set (DW30001)

DEF Model

1/35

Resin; For Tamiya Model Kit.

Kubelwagen/Schwimmwagen Wheel Set -2 (DW30038) DEF Model 1/35 Resin.
Schwimmwagen Type 166 Canvas Top (DM35065) DEF Model 1/35 Resin. For Tamiya Model Kit.

Schwimmwagen Detail Set (DT35-070)

D-Toys

1/35

Multi-Media; For newer tooled Tamiya Kit

Schwimmwagen Mirrors (357123)

Echelon Fine Details

1/35

For Tamiya Model Kits; "Peel and Stick" Series.

Schwimmwagen Detail Set (35378) Eduard 1/35 For New Tool Tamiya Kit
Schwimmwagen Detail Set (35526) Eduard 1/35 For Italeri Kit.
Schwimmwagen Detail Set (48501) Eduard 1/48  
Schwimmwagen Wheel Mask Set Eduard 1/48  
Schwimmwagen Detail Set (HLU35026) Hauler 1/35 Multi-Media; For Newer Mold Tamiya Kits
Schwimmwagen Detail Set (48009) Hauler 1/48  
Schwimmwagen Cross Country Wheel Set (16008) Hussar Productions 1/16  
Schwimmwagen Cross Country Wheel Set (35073) Hussar Productions 1/35 Resin
VW Schwimmwagen Snow Rollers (LW35201) Lead Warrior 1/35 Resin; For Any Model Kit.
Schwimmwagen Accessory Set (MAC01) Mantis Miniatures 1/35 Resin; For Tamiya Kit
Schwimmwagen Canvas Top (MAC07) Mantis Miniatures 1/35 Resin; For Tamiya Kit
Schwimmwagen Stowage Set MR Models 1/35  
Schwimmwagen Wheel Set MR Models 1/35  
Schwimmwagen Offroad Wheels (RE35-266) Panzer Art 1/35 Resin
"Jenny's" Clamp for Softskins (P35V-010) Passion Models 1/35 Photo-Etched Brass.
Rifle Rack Set for Softskins (P35V-009) Passion Models 1/35 Photo-Etched Brass.
Schwimmwagen Detail Set (P35-088) Passion Models 1/35 Photo-Etched Brass; For the "newer" Tamiya Kit
Schwimmwagen Wheels & Spare: Off-Road Tread Pattern 1 (QWX-035) Quick Wheel 1/35 Resin.
Schwimmwagen Wheels & Spare: Off-Road Tread Pattern 2 (QWX-037) Quick Wheel 1/35 Resin.
Schwimmwagen Update Set Royal Model 1/35  
"Hungarian Military Passenger Cars" Decal Sheet (includes photo etched parts) (D35001) SBS Model 1/35 Decals. Markings for multiple vehicles including Schwimmwagen.
Schwimmwagen Wheel Set (SKP251) SKP Model 1/35 Resin.
"Captured Cars in Polish Service" Decal Set  (35D19) Toro Model 1/35 Decals. Markings for Kubelwagen, Mercedes 170, Opel Olympia, Fiat Topolino/Simca 5CV, Schwimmwagen and Steyr 1500 vehicles
"Captured & Non-Standard Vehicles in Polish service" (35D32) Toro Model 1/35 Decals. Markings for AB41 Armored Car, M8 Greyhound and possibly the Kubelwagen & Schwimmwagen.
"Captured & Non-Standard Vehicles in Polish service" (48D15) Toro Model 1/48 Decals. Markings for AB41 Armored Car, M8 Greyhound, Kubelwagen & Schwimmwagen.
Schwimmwagen Canvas Top (0099) Trakz 1/35  
Schwimmwagen Accessory Set (0100) Trakz 1/35  
Schwimmwagen Update Set Verlinden Productions 1/35  
Schwimmwagen Detail Set (PE35220) Voyager Models 1/35 Photo-Etched Brass; For Tamiya #35224 Model Kit.
Schwimmwagen Detail Set (35002) X-acto 1/35 I'm not sure which kit this is for.

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider
  Schwimmwagen Type 166 Model Photos John Boyton - Essex, UK