Schwimmwagen steel or aluminium?

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Schwimmwagen steel or aluminium?

Joined: December 7th, 2003, 8:11 pm

June 25th, 2012, 8:05 pm #1

Was the Schwimmer made from steel or aluminium?
Want to make sure before I start weathering.

Thanks in advance.


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Marc Brandes

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Joined: November 30th, 2004, 10:40 am

June 26th, 2012, 7:15 am #2

Hi Marc,

VW166 Schwimmwagen bodies were made from pressed steel by Ambi Budd and they do rust, considerably. But in a wartime context I doubt you would notice much as its would normally get a repaint every year (if it lasted that long). The area most prone to wear is the seam that runs along the top of the driver/passenger area. In places this could be shiny from crew access and exit.

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David
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Joined: December 7th, 2003, 8:11 pm

June 26th, 2012, 11:33 am #3

That was what I needed to know.



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Marc Brandes

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