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Old 11-25-2013, 06:56 AM
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Exclamation Weird science: 1942 Tatra V8 air cooled rear engine snowmobile built for the Nazis

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Fascinating invention from German occupied Czechoslovakia built for the Russian front.

Tatra V855: Ass-Engined Nazi-Occupied Snowmobile

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Old 11-25-2013, 07:40 AM
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Very strange and wild!

Seems like an extremely limited propulsion system. If conditions aren't wide open and flat I think they'd be SOL. When I first saw the drum I wondered how they got power to it, but it turns out that's just the braking system.

I could see it being a blast to have on a big lake in the winter!
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Old 11-25-2013, 07:51 AM
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Any Tatra - well of that era - would be welcome in my stable.

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