Landwasserschlepper + tracks

(W.M.C. Models)

Ordered by the Heereswaffenamt in 1935 for use by German Army engineers, the LWS was intended as a lightweight river tug with some capacity to operate on land.

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WMC-AR-0002

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  • Type: amphibious tractor
  • Historical period: World War II, 1940
  • Country: Germany
  • Scale: 1:25
  • Number of sheets: 30 sheets A4

The set includes tracks.

Historical information

Landwasserschlepper was an unarmed amphibious tractor produced in Germany during World War II.

Ordered by the Heereswaffenamt in 1935 for use by German Army engineers, the Landwasserschlepper (or LWS) was intended as a lightweight river tug with some capacity to operate on land.

The hull was similar to that of a motor launch, resembling a tracked boat with twin rear-mounted tunnelled propellers and twin rudders. On land, it rode on steel-shod tracks with four bogies per side.

Due to protracted development, the Landwasserschlepper did not enter regular service until 1942 and, though it proved useful in both Russia and North Africa, it was produced in only small numbers.

Landwasserschleppers remained operational until the end of the war in May 1945.

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