The Volkswagen Kübelwagen (literally, "Tub" car, previously mostly
used for rail, industrial or agricultural hopper cars) was a light
military vehicle designed by Ferdinand Porsche and built by Volkswagen
during World War II for use by the German military (both Wehrmacht and
Waffen-SS). Based heavily on the Volkswagen Beetle, it was prototyped as
the Type 62, but eventually became known internally as the Type 82.
is an abbreviation of Kübelsitzwagen, meaning "bucket-seat car" because
all German light military vehicles that had no doors were fitted with
bucket seats to prevent passengers from falling out. The first VW test
vehicles had no doors and were therefore fitted with bucket seats, so
acquiring the name VW Kübelsitzwagen that was later shortened to
Kübelwagen. Mercedes, Opel and Tatra also built Kübel (sitz) wagens.
its rolling chassis and mechanics built at Stadt des KdF-Wagens
(renamed Wolfsburg after 1945), and its body built by US-owned firm Ambi
Budd Presswerke in Berlin, the Kübelwagen was for the Germans what the
Jeep and GAZ-67 were for the Allies.
This is a 1/35 Hero Hobby Kits plastic kit to build a Kubelwagen Type 82 Basic Type with decals for 3 german versions.