Kubelwagen Technical Details

The Kubelwagen, officially known as the Volkswagen Type 82, was a military vehicle designed by Ferdinand Porsche and produced by Germany during World War II. Its name, 'Kubelwagen', translates to 'bucket car' due to its simplistic, open-top design. This vehicle was the German equivalent of the American Jeep, designed to be lightweight, durable, and capable of traversing various terrains.


The Kubelwagen's design emphasized simplicity and functionality, which made it easy to manufacture and maintain. Despite its basic appearance, it was highly effective in various terrains, from the deserts of North Africa to the Eastern Front's mud and snow.