the Volkswagen 82 (Kubelwagen) proved very successful during the
campaign in Poland, it was necessary to produce everincreasing numbers
of this vehicle. Later, Ferdinand Porsche developed an amphibian version
of this car, called the Schwimmwagen. The light weight of this vehicle
(about 1/2 ton) permitted crossing of muddy areas, since only two men
were sufficient to keep this vehicle moving. For reconnaissance and
liaison missions, water had to be crossed frequently, which was
impossible with other vehicles.