All the (off)road going amphibious vehicles of the world. (work in progress) All the (off)road going amphibious vehicles of the world. (work in progress)

Last modified 01 Nov 2011


Landmaster This is the "Land Master" from the B Hollywood Movie "Damnation Alley" AKA "Survival Run".

This Movie is inspired by a very good book of the same name by Roger Zelazny.
Only Hollywood changed a rough Hells Angel on a Harley into a kid on a 125 cc.
The only good thing in the movie was the Landmaster and the sky-effects.

Landmaster build



The major/minor wheel assemblies are custom made, via casting and machining.
The three-star-wheel system was invented by Lockheed.

This fully functioning amphibious creation has cost about $300.000.

The chassis forms two FLOTATION TANKS! See photo! 3 and 4

Those photos clearly show it was NOT build over an earthmover.

The engine is a Ford 390 industrial gasoline (benzine) motor, transmission is an Allison automatic, axles are probably Rockwell. Hydraulic pump is probably Eaton.

It does 60 km/h on road.

Special gimmick:
The middle part is made out of gum, so it has a strange torsion ability!

The rotating star wheel system also allows the vehicle to climb over fallen trees e.t.c.
All 12 wheels are driven !!!
(But it is an 8 WD because 4 wheels have no road contact)

The Landmaster is after 2005 in private ownership and has been restored.

Most of the photos on this page where send in by René Pohl the author of the book
 "Mit dem Auto baden gehen", Soled out.