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|Walking Barge (1947)
2 prototypes where build.
Gearbox: 2 forward & 1 reverse
Water propulsion: propeller (retracted on land)
Load: 60,000 kg
At the shore, the propeller folds up.
Then the barge starts to walk on the three
compartmentalized pontoons that form the hull.
For each step, the centre pontoon is lifted 350 mm and
moved forward 3300 mm.
Then the centre part is lowered and moved backwards
that way the outer pontoons, move upward and forward.
There are hydraulic steering pads at the rear end of the
to turn the 18 meter long barge in little more than its
Despite the 350 mm lift it can climb a 1500 mm high
The whole idea comes from a 1939 walking drag-line a
Ransomes & Rapier
that was using the patented Cameron and Heath walking
(1977?) 7 where build.
One car is lost in time.
Even without the doors this vehicle is amphibious.
For how long I can't tell. ;-)
When swimming the engine is hanging in the water.
The radiator is mounted high behind the engine.
The electrics are also mounted high above the water
This car and one brother have
Engine: 4 cylinder 4 stroke
5 other brothers have
Engine: 3 cylinder 2 stroke
Water propulsion: wheels only
More info is much needed and welcome.
||WaterCar prototype (2002)
The fibreglass amphibious vehicle is based on a 2002
Convertible Camero body style.
Engine: 2.5 litre 300 hp
Water-drive: Berkeley jet
Speed land: 160 water: 55 km/h
the four-wheel independent suspension retracts by
agepantserd single switch for water mode operation.
The centre-mounted removable ski pole along with the
wake it creates make it ideal for wake boarding or
This sporty four-seater makes it possible to drive to
the lake, experience an exhilarating boat ride and
drive back home again without ever leaving the car.
WaterCar, Inc. is looking into the feasibility of
producing the car in kit form.
This vehicle is for sale and they take your orders
|WaterCar Phyton (2009)
This Amphib is hand build one at a time.
It is a hot rod on the water, excess of 100 km/h water
and a hot rod on the street, 12,5 second 1/4 mile and
0-100 km/h in 4.5 seconds.
The interior is based on a boat design with captain
chairs in the front and a wrapping bench in the back.
The wheels retract pneumatic.
Engine: aluminium LS Corvette
Speed land: 200 water: 100 km/h
Length: 6850 width: 2050 height: 1650 mm
Weight: 1900 kg
Marine Propulsion: Water Jet
|WaterCar Gator (2009)
This Amphib is a kit car based on the VW Beetle.
The chassis, engine and the basic gearbox come from
But the roof, doors, wind shield, headlights, seats,
mirrors, e.t.c. are the same as on the Jeep CJ8
Al the parts need it to build this vehicle including the
patented Gator Transmission are in the kit.
The chassis is placed inside the hull.
The basic kit has NO retracting wheels and can NOT pull
Engine: Volkswagen flat 4
Gearbox: 4 speed manual Volkswagen Beetle
Speed land: 136 water: 12,8 km/h
Marine Propulsion: water Jet
Length: 4950 width: 1800 height: 1500 mm
Weight: 1250 kg
|The wave (1984)
It is an amphibious camper.
Privately build, this project started in 1984 and
was not finished in 2000
Engine: V8 Oldsmobile Tornado 455 in the rear
Speed land: 96 km/h water: 22.5 ? km/h
Length: 10560 mm
It has a hot tub, galley and 6 people can sleep and
22 can have a seat.
The cost over the years has grown to more than $
100,000 but for that money the owner has a two story
I have never found more info on this vehicle.
It was mentioned in the San Diego Log August 11-24
|Weasel M 29c (1971)
Was made by Studebaker and amphibious with flotation
The "WEASEL" is a unique vehicle. It was used by the US
Army, the US Air Force, the British Army and by the
Soviet Army under the Lend Lease Program.
In WWII they were a very useful means of transport in
the Pacific area on the many islands with their
But they were also used in Arctic areas.
Engine: Studebaker Champion 6-170 a 6-cylinder gasoline,
65 hp @ 3600 rpm
Gearbox: Warner 3 gears forward and 1 reverse
Transfer-box: Sprocket 2 speeds.
Speed land: 50 water 6.5 km/h
Weight: with flotation units 2175 kg
It has a capstan winch on the bow.
First photo was made at the:
General George C. Marshall museum located Zwyndrecht,
This Museum got a new location Liberty Park - Overloon,
|Weiguo water bike (2009)
Li Weiguo's daughter Li Jin rides the amphibious bicycle
in Wuhan of Hubei Province, China.
The bicycle floats by eight water buckets used as
pontoons and moves forward by an adjustable vane wheel.
It is not the first amphibious bike, as you can see in
the second photo,
but it is simple enough to build.
Yes, I know they are not self propelled.
But I'm the only one that is allowed to brake my own
I like to list more but I do not know more!
I like to list more but I do not know more!
|Westphalen prototype 03
Wilhelm Westphalen has build an high speed Amphib with a
The front and rear wheel are retractable in individual
The front wheel compartment can be close by horizontal
sliding door panels.
The rear wheels are simply moved up to the rear above
The propeller can also be lowered and raised.
Engine is mounted between the front wheels and drives
only the front wheels and the propeller.
Vertical movement of the wheels and prop-shaft is by
| Wheels down.
| Wheels up.
A more or less simple hunting and fishing Amphib.
The weight is 250 kg and it can load 300 kg
Motion by a 8 hp motor and a two-speed gearbox with
Locking differential, Hydraulic disc brakes
20 mph Top Speed on the road
11 inches (30 cm) of ground clearance and a smooth
It is developed as an ice fishing rig
|Wildcat see Zhejiang
You can find more about this machine in the museum of
Picture used with permission from ROUTE6x6.
Amphibious all terrain vehicle.
I know nothing about this vehicle.
This vehicle was for sale on Ebay
The XA-180 series has excellent reputation both in
Finland and abroad. Since 1983 only one vehicle has
been withdrawn from service.
Powered by the Valmet 611 (180 kW, hence the name
XA-180) engine, the basic XA-180 PaSi; is fully
amphibious with only minimal preparation. Water speed
is 8 km/h road speed exceeds 110 km/h. It was
There is also a XA-185 series and a XA-200 series
developed from the XA-180.
||Xingtai Threer Machine
& Equipment Trading Co., Ltd
Engine: 88 or 103 KW
Gearbox: 5 forward 1 reverse
Steering engine 44 KW
Speed land: 70 km/h water: 20 km/h ????
weight: 3850 kg
Wheels or tracks, so they say. ;-)
Hull: glass-fibre reinforced plastic
XM-147 see Dukw super Dukw
XM-148 see GULL
XM-157 see Drake
XM-410 see Chrysler XM-410
||YW 531 APC (1960)
Designed in China. It is fully amphibious, it is
propelled in the water by it's tracks and has a small
The vehicle was the first tracked APC to be produced
by China. Speed land: 65 water: 6 km/h The YW 701
Command Post Vehicle (1968) is a YW 531 with a raised
rear hull to give increased room to work inside.
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