Designed by Ferdinand Porsche and built by Volkswagen, the Kubelwagen and its amphibious cousin the Schwimmwagen were to the Germans what the Jeep was to the Allies and were used widely by the Wehrmacht and the Waffen-SS in the Second World War. In recent years the Kubel and Schwimm have acquired something of a cult status among military vehicle collectors worldwide. Author Chris McNab examines the design, construction and use of these classic German utility vehicles, as well as reviewing today's fertile market for restorations and replicas.
Chris McNab is an author and editor specialising in military history and military technology. To date he has published more than 40 books, including A History of the World in 100 Weapons (2011), Deadly Force (2009) and Tools of Violence (2008). He is the contributing editor of Hitler's Armies: A History of the German War Machine 1939-45 (2011) and Armies of the Napoleonic Wars (2009). Chris is the author of the Haynes RAF Chinook Manual and lives in South Wales.
Haynes Manual treatment for a pair of classic WW2 German light utility military vehicles VW Kubelwagen and Schwimmwagen are the German equivalents of the Allied Jeep VW Kubelwagen and Schwimmwagen have worldwide cult following and share the global interest in vintage VW vehicles Dozens of interest groups and collectors worldwide Fully illustrated, including restoration and new-build replica projects