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K200A1 K-200A1 (2000)

Improved version of Korean Infantry Fighting Vehicle. It carries 12 infantry personnel including driver, gunner and commander. Sustained top speed of K200A1 exceeds 70km/h on level roads, It is fully amphibious with a speed in water of approximately 7km/h with propulsion by track rotation. it has a 350hp diesel engine with an hydraulic, automatic transmission.

No picture K-61 (PTG) - heavy tracked amphibian. Engineering Vehicle
No picture K-61 See GSK K61
No picture K-78 APC PT-76 Btr 50 ancestor, amphibious
No picture K-90 Amphibious tank (1944)

A prototype was built, but trials showed that it was ineffective. further development was undertaken by N. Shashmurin at the Kirovskiy factory after it had been re-established in Leningrad in 1945 and it led to the PT-76 amphibious tank.

Mitsubishi Ka-Mi

Mitsubishi Ka-Mi

Mitsubishi Ka-Mi

Ka-Mi Type 2 (1942)

Ka-Mi Type 2 (1942)
Ka-Mi Type 2 (1942)

Japanese Amphibious Tank Special Type 2 based RS-III

It's only amphibious with the compartmentalized buoyancy gear.
After landing the buoyancy gear is released, split finger pincer clamps, by turning hand wheels. (inside the tank)

Engine: 6 cylinder air cooled diesel 114 hp mounted in the rear
Gearbox: 4 + 1 speed
Transfer-box: 2 speed driving the front sprockets
Speed land: 37 water: 9.5 km/h
Length: 742 without pontoons 5000 width: 3000 height: 2460 ?
Weight 11375 without pontoons 9600 ?
Fuel: 200 litre
Range: 200 km
Crew: 4 to 6 ? 1 board mechanic
Water propulsion: 2 propellers with 2 rudders

Only 184 were built. has one on display.

From the firm that build this tank much later Mitsubishi emerged.

Type 1 is the Mi-Sha
Ka-Chi Type 3  (1942)

Ka-Chi Type 3  (1942)

Ka-Chi Type 3  (1942)

Ka-Chi Type 3  (1942)
Ka-Chi Type 3 (1942)

Japanese Amphibious Tank Special Type 3

Engine: water cooled 12 cylinder Mitsubishi diesel 240 hp ?
Engine: air cooled 12 cylinder Mitsubishi diesel type 100(1/2) 240 hp?
Length: 10 300 width: 3000 height: 3820 mm
Weight: 28 250 kg with pontoons: 28 800 kg
Speed land: 32 water: 10 km/h
Range: 320 km
Crew: 5 or 7 ?

The gun turret had an extended circular cupola to keep the hatch above water.
Type 3 also had a large snorkel behind the turret for cooling the engine more efficiently.

The vehicle required a crew of seven, 1 was serving as an on-board mechanic.

Only 19 Type 3 Ka-Chi's were built from 1943 to 1945

Some sources say: This tank can be submarine launched!
but I think that was the Type 4

The hatches and the buoyancy tank of the Ka-Chi are not submarine friendly.
Ka-Sha Type 4 (1943)

Ka-Sha Type 4 (1943)

Ka-Sha Type 4 (1943)

Ka-Sha Type 4 (1943)

Ka-Sha Type 4 (1943)
Ka-Sha Type 4 (1943)

Japanese Amphibious supplier special Type 4

Engine: gasoline engine 62 hp in a water-tight pressure box
Gearbox: generator to electric final drives.
Length: 11 000 width: 3300 height: 4000 mm
Weight: 16 000 kg
Speed land: xx water: 5 knots
Crew: 5
Armament: 2 x 450 mm torpedoes
The war was over before they could be used.

There was a plan for a second attack on Pearl Harbour. Five submarines, each with
four Ka-Tsu's armed with aerial torpedoes, were to bring the tanks near Pearl Harbour.

But the Ka-Tsu was full of problems. The engine compartment was not entirely water-tight, and after some time the petrol engine was flooded.
It took about 20 minutes for the tanks to leave their mother submarine, partly to the sadly lacking and noisy engine.
The tracks had the habit to slip or give out when meeting the slightest obstacle.

Another problem was that Ka-Tsu's crewmen were trained in only two weeks.

The last 3 photo's are from and used with permission.

Type 5 is the To-Ku
Ka-Shu (1943)

Ka-Shu (1943)
Ka-Shu (1943)

Something new was needed due to the problems the Japanese Navy had in resupplying their troops in the Solomons. That is why the Ka-Shu was developed.

It's primary job was to carry cargo from a submarine to shore.

It had some armour for the crew but the rest of the Ka-Tsu was not armoured.

The engine compartment was "hermetically" sealed along with the electric final drives.

Once the development of the Ka-Chu was completed there were some .... in the Japanese Navy who wanted to turn the Ka-Tsu into suicide weapons.
The Ka-Tsu was to be armed with two torpedoes. That must be the later Ka-Sha

Type 5 is the To-Ku


Kama engine

Engine like this one.
Kama (1969)

Build in the USSR around Perm

Engine: motorcycle engine from the M-72
Gearbox: Plows (lost in translation)
Water propulsion: three-bladed propeller
Wheels: motor scooter "Tula"

Weight: 500 kg
Seats: 4

To make you drool:
The rear wheels can be fitted with tracks.
The front wheels replaced with skies.
Kadoo Kadoo

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

Picture used with permission from ROUTE6x6.


Kamfibie (2003)

It is an amphibious 1983 Citroen Cx Familiale

Special page

First rebuild to a camper,
now converted to an amphibious vehicle.

The last photo was taken in 2014

Karl Baier mini Amphib 1952

(Photo AP/Sanden)
Karl Baier (1952)

The photo was taken in West Berlin, Germany. Jan. 22, 1952.
Karl Baier sits at wheel.

The prototype of this mini Amphib was developed by Baier.

The design was so that motor, gearbox, steering system and brake cables are inside the body.

Karl Mayer

Karl Mayer

Karl Mayer

Karl Mayer

Karl Mayer
Karl Mayer (1978)
There where 4 prototypes build in Germany, one was a metal top.
Non of them where ever road legal. (except as a tractor)
Karl had a Textile machine factory that was not running so well at the time.
So he thought about starting an Amphib car factory.
By the time he got the prototypes running there was a need for textile machines again.
So the Amphibs got on the back burner to be later forgotten.

This amphibious vehicle was given to his driver and he used to drive it on a tractor license in Germany.

It is a 4WD with a high and a low gear.
Driven by an Opel petrol engine.
The gearbox looks like Land Rover.
Water drive by a water jet.

Price (4wd) in 1978 was 45.000 Dm = 22.500 Euro.
Price (2wd) in 1978 was 35.000 Dm = 17.500 Euro

Asking price in 2003 for the one in the photo was 10.000 Euro
and she needed a lot of work.

Now in 2013 she is 80% restored.

Info and the restoration photo send in by Ali

Karl Mayer Amphimobil




Katomobil  (1966 to 1974)

Amphibious car built in the USSR by the Demidov brothers.

Uses parts of the ZAZ 966

Much info is lost over time:

Engine: something like the Renault 956 cc boxer 30 hp or 45 hp
also possible a motorcycle engine Ural also a boxer
with a fan from the ZAZ 966 for cooling and a extra oil cooler

Weight:960 kg load: 300 kg
Seats: 4
Length 4100 mm in length in water: 4570 mm
Height: 1450 mm height in water; 1250 mm

Water propulsion: propeller

Until 1974 a small number of cars was build.

Not known if any car still exists.

The transition from land to water is pure innovation, even for today to say the least.
By lowering the sides it transforms to a planing catamaran.

The central part with the engine is watertight.
All exterior body panels were made of fibreglass.

Kazanka 62

Kazanka 62

Kazanka 62
Kazanka (1962)

Amphibious vehicle made ​​from a standard boat "Kazanka"

Engine: Tula T-200 8-hp
Chassis parts: scooter Tula
Drum brakes mounted on the front wheels only

Drive land: front-wheels
Steering: rear wheel
Speed land: 45 km/h
Drive water: outboard motor "Moscow"
Speed water: 30 km/h
Hull: aluminium

Length: 4800 Width: 1600 Height: 1430 Wheelbase: 3000 mm

Weight: without outboard engine: 220 kg
Seating: 4 people.
Stopping distance from 30 km/h to 0 = 7000 mm

Fuel consumption road: 6 litre on 100 km

More info in Russian on the following site:



Kazanka (19xx)

Amphibious vehicle made ​​from a standard boat "Kazanka"

Engine: M-72 22 hp fan for air cooling of the engine,
Gearbox: special design
propeller mechanism with remote control
Winch for self rescue

Drive: rear wheels
Steering: front wheels

Length: 4630 Width: 1500 Height: 1300 Track: 1400 Wheelbase: 2400 mm
Weight: 350 Load: 400 kg
Speed land: 70 km/h water: 25 km/h
Hull: aluminium
Seats: 4 persons

More info in Russian on the following site:
Kid Kid

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

Picture used with permission from ROUTE6x6.

Kori Buggy Kori Buggy

These buggies transport people and material from staging area to work site in wetland areas they can be customized to mount cable ploughs, cranes, winches, or geophysical drilling equipment.

Engine Cat 3208 DITA Diesel Engine 182.5 kW (245 FWHP)
Hydrostatic Propel System
Cat Power Train Components on Kori Pontoons (Swivel, motors, XT-5 Hose)
Weight: 23082 kg
Ground Contact Pressure 0.137 kg/cm2
Load Carrying Capacity 3,636 kg

Kori Scrambler (1994)
Kori Scrambler (1994)

Model #SP 12876A

Engine: Perkins (Model #LH33475)
Water propulsion: propellers
Rear seats

Can't find more info, the vehicle was for-sale at Ebay.
Kudryachkova Karulina
Kudryachkova Karulina (196X)

Not much is known

The rear trailing arms are welded from two parallel tubes,
inside the tubes there are two chain drives.

Single-lever front suspension in "L-shaped" form
Wishbone welded from three-inch water pipe.

At the lower end of the pipe is a knuckle
installed with
brake drums from the car "Zaporozhets" ZAZ-968

Info from John B.
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