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Aqua Cheeta




Aqua Cheeta


Aqua Cheeta
Aqua-Cheetah (prototype 1941)

Build by the Amphibian Car Corp Buffalo N.Y.

I believe there where three different prototypes build.

The first prototype (1941) (1 was build?)
a 1/2 ton, amphibious 4X4 Truck designed by Roger W. Hofheins
The top photo comes from the Bilge master

Engine: flat head V8 was placed in the middle.
The vehicle had independent suspension with coil springs.
The wheels where driven by chains.

The second prototype (1942) (12 where build?) (2 survived?)
Engine: 85 hp Ford V8 in the rear
Axles: from the 4x4 1/2 ton Dodge WC - But still with chain driven wheels.
The design was by Carlos E. Harrington.

Video of the Aqua-Cheetah in the water and on the road

The Third prototype had 3/4 ton Dodge parts. (1 was build?)
Can this be the mother off the GPA???

Then the DUCW design took up there time, followed by the GPA.
Aquabus Aquabus (xxxx)

Amphibious craft specifically designed to accommodate sightseeing tours

Engine: 5.9 Cummins Turbo diesel
Gearbox: Allison 4 speed automatic transmission
Fuel tank: 265 litre
Rebuilt and remodelled steel hull, styled after a 1942 GMAC DUKW.

This vehicle was for sale on Ebay.

Aquajeep Aquajeep (2004)

Somebody in Spain had a website and was selling this Amphib for very little Euro's.

First problem was that it was the Searoader.
Even the pictures on this website ware stolen from the SeaRoader site.

Second problem was that he forgot to pay for the URL and the work to make this website.
Within 48 hours he was shot down and out of business.

A year later the RAT was back. (at the end of 2005)

Aquarian Aquarian (1989)

Build as a prototype in anticipation of marketing.

It is indeed an amphibious camper.

Engine: 350 Chevrolet Gas Engine w/a
Gearbox: GM400 TurboHydra-Matic
Transfer-box: Hi/Low range and in/out (PTO)
Length: 7250 width: 2350 height: 3250 mm
Weight: 5000 kg
Speed land 88 to 112 km/h
Fuel consumption: 2.5 km/litre

Power Brakes and Power Steering
Dodge military axles with Lockout Hubs

The vehicle was for sale at Ebay


Aquastrada (1995)

Aquastrada (1995)

Their craft differs from all previous attempts at an amphibious vehicle for consumers.
"Every person that's attempted this in the past has started with a car or a truck and tried to make it into a boat. Well, we said, you know, that's the flaw. So we started with the idea of starting with a boat first." Road speeds of more than 140 mph and better than 60 mph on water.
But the prototype did not go that fast.
And they where never heard of again.

Aquaterra Aquaterra (2006) CANADA

It is MUCH different from a Dutton.

It is not build by TIM DUTTON !

It is build in Canada as a turn key vehicle.

Or you can buy it as a kit for a Suzuki Samurai.

For you guys and girls in the USA
Look FIRST at the import laws and then ask US customs!

I think the people at Aquaterra can help you work out a way to import.




A fully amphibious load carrier. This is the Philippine Marine Aquatrack built by GKN UK.

The 8-tonne model shown can carry a vehicle,
or a cargo up to 40 persons at a maximum speed of 7 km

Engine: 8 cylinder BF8L513 315 hp
Length: 9210 width: 3200 height: 3150 mm
Weight: 13 000 load: 5000 kg
Speed land: 40 water 10 km/h
Water-propulsion: 2 x variable pitch propellers
Range: 500 km

Aquatrack can remain fully operational in sea state 3 (wave height 0.61m),
and survive in sea state 5 (wave height 3.05m).

The cargo deck area of the standard vehicle is 4300 mm long by 2600 mm wide

The pictures where send in by Frank Suha

Aquavan Aquavan (2003) (2006)

OK. this is one of those things.

NO engine under the hood
and leaves the wheels on land when it goes sailing.

It is a CARAVAN/BOOT that uses a Honda 20 hp outboard.

But so nice :-) They do world wide export.

The link and more pictures ware send in by Michael Pyne

No photo ARC Rolligon see Rolligon
Arctic Cat ArcticCat

An Arctic Cat amphibious 4x4 ATV.

Engine: Kawasaki 2-stroke, twin-cylinder 339 cc motor.
gearbox: forward-neutral-reverse,
electric start, pull start, and it floats!
No special water propulsion besides the wheels.

Aris Gator Aris - ArisGator (2006)

Light Amphibious Vehicle for landing operations e.t.c.

Navigation capability even in rough sea.
Unchanged land performances with respect to standard M113 vehicle

ArisGator is fitted with:
Tilting bow to allow an easy access to the engine compartment.
Stern with hydraulic motors for in water propulsion.
Joystick for in water control

Information send in by John Brown.



Aris Ark
Aris ARK (2006)

Amphibious vehicle for logistic support.

It is fitted with two front and two rear propellers for higher thrust at fixed point.

Length: 6600 width: 2550 height: 2767
Weight: 7600 kg load: 5200 kg
Range: 500 km
Speed land: 60 km/h water: 6 knots

Hydraulic propulsion system.
Sealed electric system.
Aluminium hull with a waterproof engine compartment
zinc anodes for corrosion protection in salt water.
Tilting bow to stabilize water propulsion.
Water drive control with joystick.
Innovative track system, fully rubber-made

Information send in by John Brown.

Aris BRT-87dv Aris Saris BRAT 87D "San Bernardo" (2006)

It's amphibious without any particular preparation.

In use by the Corps of Italian Fire Fighting Brigades.

BRT San Bernardo is an all-terrain, two-module, amphibious tracked vehicle.

The front module cabin is made of self-extinguishing fibreglass and can carry 5 passengers plus the driver. The base version rear module consists of a large flat bed, suitable for material transportation. It is fitted with hooks for the safety fastening of encumbering loads.

The rear module can also be fitted with a 12 seats cabin or an ambulance unit, both with heating and lighting systems.

Information send in by John Brown.


What can I say: over 20.000 in use world wide.
models range from 6x6 to 8x8, 4 to 6 persons, 16 to 20 hp or more engine,
Belt driven, Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) maximises engine power to the transmission with high and low range forward, neutral and reverse, compactly housed with an efficient planetary differential.


ARKTOS Craft (1993)

It is build with a permanently linked pair of fibreglass reinforced plastic (FRP) hulls. Each hull is independently powered by a diesel engine linked through hydraulic motors to the track system. On land driven by the tracks, in the water propulsion jets supply the thrust.

A hydraulically powered articulation arm links the two hulls. Control is achieved through a joystick allowing each unit to operate at independent angles with three axis of motion. This gives the craft exceptional mobility

This unique system is patented in Canada and the United States of America.

The hull components are manufactured from an e-glass/Kevlar-hybrid lay-up and withstand crushing forces from vast ice floe formations.


Arktiktrans (1990)

Russian amphibious cross-country vehicles on balloon tires.

In September 2005 the production started of this snow and swamp buggy.

They make 4x4 4x6 6x6 and trailers

The Australian Light Armoured Vehicle (ASLAV)

It is an eight wheel configuration, with either four or eight wheel drive, it's amphibious and has a range of 600 km with a top road speed of 100 km/h.
Each vehicle is equipped with a self-recovery winch in the front of the hull.

The ambulance is based on the same hull as the ASLAV-PC, using an MRIK to generate this variant. This comprises medical equipment and litter stations. It has a crew of three and can carry up to six patients. It is capable of fitting an Mobile Intensive Resuscitation Facility (MIRF).

AtlantAuto see Trekol/Trecol
Altkam Stalker (2992) Aton Impuls makes the Viking 2992 (2009)

Special PICTURE page

It has a four-cylinder 1700 cc (carburettor) engine located in middle of the vehicle and it has access from the interior.
Water propulsion is by a water jet. Speed on water 7 - 10 km/h

All wheels have independent suspension and it is a 4x4. The Driver can control the tire pressure from the inside depending on the road condition.
It can transport seven passengers or 840 kg cargo.

Other models are 6x6 also with a propelled 2x2 or 4x4 trailer.

It started in 2000 as the Anthon Impuls Stalker/Hunter
but I think it fount the right name as "Viking"

ATTC ATTC (2001)

It looks like a Bandvagn, but is made in Singapore.
ATTC stand for All-Terrain Tracked Carrier.
It can carry 16 troops including the driver or it can be an ambulance vehicle.
Top speed on the road is 60 km/h in the water 4.5 km/h
Photo Singapore Technologies.

Attex Attex

You can find more about this machine in the museum of ROUTE6x6.

Picture used with permission from ROUTE6x6.

av4atv AV4 ATV

It is an amphibious, two passenger, 4 wheel drive ATV
with an 480cc twin cylinder engine and an automatic transmission

Speed land: 25 water: 6.5 km/h
Load land: 320 Water: 225 kg
Towing Capacity: 680 kg
Tyres: 25 X 12 X 9

AVP-093 AVP-093 "Zhuk" (that is, Beetle) (2006)

AVP-093 Zhuk is made by Industrial Company of Murom. The 6x6 has 2-seats.

Engine: 2-stoke 2-cylinder 640 cc air cooled gasoline (carb.)
Gearbox: CVT
Transfer-box: 2-step manual
Speed: 50 water: 2 km/h
Length: 2500 width: 1450 height: 1050 mm
Weight: 400 load: is 300 kg
Towing weight is 500 kg
Tyres: 580R10.6.

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