LWS: Land-Wasser-Schlepper Type I/II
Development of the German Landwasserschlepper (Land Water Tractor) started in 1936, but the first 7 vehicles were completed in July 1940. An additional 14 vehicles were produced by March of 1941. It was designed by Rheinmetall-Borsig as an amphibious vehicle for the use by engineers but it lacked storage and loading and unloading access. To overcome this problem, special 10 and 20-ton amphibious trailers were made. It carried a 3 to 5 men crew and 20 passengers. Another problem was that it was unarmoured and could not operate effectively in the combat area. The LWS saw service in Russia and North Africa.
Author: Waldemar Trojca & Markus Jaugitz
Artworks/Illustrations: 48 colour pages (approx. 80 profiles), 15 text pages, 160 b&w photos,
Physical: Hardcover, 300x210mm, Portrait