Porsche Type 597 Jagdwagen : 1956

An amphibious vehicle.
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An amphibious vehicle: in response to an invitation for bids by the Bundeswehr (German Armed Forces), Porsche begins to explore new terrain in 1953 with its "Jagdwagen", or "chase car".

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1956 Porsche Type 597 Jagdwagen.

The Type 597 can move on land and in water, and the driver-actuated all-wheel drive works equally well on pavement and off-road.

At the Bundeswehr presentation, it is even used to help free competing bidders that became stuck in the mud.

(source: Porsche)

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1956 Porsche Type 597 Jagdwagen.

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1956 Porsche Type 597 Jagdwagen.

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