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|Amphib Alaska (2009)
The amphibious vehicle was conceived, designed and built
by an Alaskan entrepreneur and the second prototype has
now been completed.
Hull made from: stainless steel/welded aluminium
Engine: Gasoline Chevrolet 4.2 litre aluminium block
Engine: Diesel Steyr 250 hp
Length: 7000 width: 3000
Weight: 3000 load: 750 kg
Speed land: 50 water: 50 km/h
Fuel tank 160 litre
Water propulsion: Hamilton single-stage jet pump or a
Volvo Penta out-drive.
Track adjustment is hydraulic and automatic
Electric clutch @ 400 ft-lbs. separates engine and
water-drive for land operation.
Best use ;-)
Me top of the world.
The Amphi-Ranger was a purpose built amphibious four
wheel drive amphibious vehicle. A fresh start for fewer
compromises in the design. The hull was made of
sea-water resistant aluminium alloy.
Production started in 1985
Engine: 4 cylinder 1954 cc 100 hp 95 octane
Gearbox: 4 + 1 manual
Transfer-box: 2 speed with PTO
Length: 4810 width: 1835 height: 1915 mm
Weight: 1650 load: 600 kg
Speed land: 120 water: 15 km/h
Handbrake: drum on drive shaft
Range: 600 km
Doors: 2 in front and 1 in the rear
Engine: 2772 cc V6 135 hp 95 octane
Gearbox: 4 + 1 manual
Weight: 1700 load: 550 kg
After 1986 !
Engine 2930 petrol V6 145 hp unleaded 95 octane
Without the 3 way Cat 97 octane
Gearbox: 5 + 1 manual
Transfer-box: 2 speed with PTO
Length: 4700 width: 1930 height: 1970 mm
Weight: 1940 load: 860 kg
Speed land: 140/160 water: 15 km/h
Handbrake: disk on drive shaft
Range land : 450 km water: 20 hours
Doors: 2 in front and 2 in the rear
Suspension: 4 x independent
Brakes: 4 x disc
Fuel: 80 litre optional second tank 80 litre
Tyres: 215R 16
Soft top and/or hard top
Water propulsion is by a propeller that can be retracted
by an electric motor.
Only the front wheels do the steering in water.
But there was an optional folding rudder for sale.
The Amphi-Ranger was build by RMA in Germany.
RMA = "Rheinauer Maschinen- und Armaturenbau GmbH".
The last Ranger was build in 1995 and that made total of
66 or 85 Rangers depending on who to believe.
All Amphi-Rangers are different in details!
Somebody ones stated: they are all prototypes.
15 or 19 (left hand drive) where sold to Japan.
3 ? found there way to Australia.
In 1985 it costed 25 000 us $ ?
In 1995 it costed 160.000 us $ ?
|| Amphibious folding
One of a kind amphibious camper, comes with hitch that
attaches to the back of Amphicar, sleeps 2 with plenty
of storage underneath the bed. Wired for extra battery
that ran a TV and a 12 volt coffee pot, bilge pump,
super light weight. Top or back folds down, screen mesh
||The AmphiBear (2004)
Mait Nilson has came up with the AmphiBear.
Two inflatable pontoons can be raised to travel position
for more ground clearance for travels between swimming
It consists of two metal frames, hinged for float and
travel position, two textile bags for the inflatable
pontoons that are two truck tubes. The Pontoons can be
raised to travel position and are secured by several
To see many more photos go to:
|The amphibears Big
Street legal in Estonia, the floats are
counted as load.
Mait Nilson has told me:
To make a SUV to float seems a huge task. But not
You just need 2 years of free time, loads of money
and a car you are willing to sink.
Creating a floating kit for an ATV is so much more easy.
Just few months of free time, about $500 and an ATV you
are willing to sink.
But here it is a rebuilt Toyota Land Cruiser 120 4D4.
In water: length 10.000 mm (with water drives) width:
waterline 400 mm (800 mm at the water drives)
Speed water 18 km/h
Two hydraulically powered stern-drives; forward and
turns around on the spot, should stand waves up to 4000
mm (in theory)
On land: length 10.000 mm (with drives); width 2.460 mm,
height 3.300 mm,
max. speed 80 km/h.
Built in are: a sleeping place 2 x 700 mm, portable
Raymarine GPS, echo-sounder, autopilot, bilge pump,
front winch, three cameras e.t.c.
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|The Amphibian or The
Nick Topping, worked on this versatile amphibious
vehicle from 1995 to 1996.
It is capable of speeds of up to 70mph on land
(achieving around 30mpg) or 6 knots on water.
The vehicle has been used regularly by Nick since then
for both land and super aqua travel. He has been to the
Isle of Wight, but believe it or not, Nick cannot swim!
His vehicle is 100% watertight, there is no need for a
The hull is made from steel and the top is made from
aluminium sheet, the diesel engine is from a Ford
Transit, the gearbox from a Land Rover.
The vehicle has Fiat van wheels and suspension, and last
but not least, a 16" propeller.
All the work was done in his open fronted and primitive
A comfortable 4 berth interior with cooker and sink.
This vehicle has done a 120 000 km on land and
2000 km (about 250 hours) on water
With the same repairs as what is normal for a (normal) car. :-)
I know nothing except the donor is a Landcruiser
and it is build in the factory of Dutch Amphibious
This happens when you put a VW Bug engine and Chassis
into a 15 foot Starcraft Boat
|| Amphibicar (1907) see
The Amphibitruck is an amphibious vehicle with a 30 hp
motor than can climb hills and travel at 20 mph ground
speed and up to 8mph in water.
Engine: 30 hp
Every wheel is powered by a hydraulic motor.
Load land: 550 water 360 kg
It has an inboard propeller powered from the engine.
It is located in the hull so that it can slide over
rocks without damage.
This vehicle is equipped with 2 hydraulic cylinders
which can raise the body 17 inches above the ground.
The above info came from John Brown
Yes, it is a Max shell, but is has 2 electrical motors
It was special build for rental purposes so that
untrained people can drive this vehicle through an
obstacle course and a pond.
It is controlled by a joystick and it has as an option a
remote control so that an operators can takeover the
control of the vehicle.
The Amphibus created by Jacques Tourigny, is doing his
acrobatics since 1985.
Up to 28 people can travel on this hybrid through the
streets of the Old Montreal and the Old Port of
Montreal, During the trip sometimes on ground, sometimes
on water, the guide will enlighten you on the history,
the architecture and the geography of the Saint-Laurent
This Amphibus offers land and water tours of Toronto. It
splash into Lake Ontario.
Speed land: 60 water: 14 km/h
The Amphibus is manufactured near Ottawa Ontario, that
is al the info I have.
Amphicar was manufactured in Berlin Germany from 1962 to
1967. 3878 where produced, 3046 went to USA, maybe 500
Amphicars are in regular use, there are 7 in the UK and
about 80 in the rest of Europe.
A reasonable estimate is that between 1000 and 2000
Amphicars still exists in some form.
An Amphicar can do 115 km/h on the road and 8 knots on
The road behaviour is as almost al 1960 European saloon
cars "nothing to write home about". :-)
You can find more about this machine in the museum of
Picture used with permission from ROUTE6x6.
Photo: Christian & Irene
More info can be found under Dutch Amphibious Transport
Rotterdam bus has 2 hydraulic water jets.
In the winter of 2009-2010 it was moon lighting as a
between Tiel and Wamel crossing the Waal river.
The start of the tours in Rotterdam WAS many times
delayed because of new and newer demands.
But is NOW touring.
Build in Malta: www.amphicoach.net
Build in the Netherlands: www.datbv.com
Amphicoach/DAT b.v. give a full money back guarantee, in
the Purchase Contract,
should the vehicle not achieve EU certification for road
and marine use.
The Amsterdam Amphibus is a hybrid, on the road it runs
but in the water 198 batteries supply the energy.
They are charged (partly) when the bus drives on the
road but at night they are balanced and loaded full.
||AmphiGeo See Roehrig Mark
|Amphitruck (UK) (1978)
They where build around a Bedford truck.
Three where build, one is still original, all are in
One was completely overhauled in November 1997
including a new main gear box and a new transfer gear
box. This Amphitruck was used to deliver supplies to
an Island on the west coast of Scotland.
There was a web side from 2000 to 2004 and it was back
Engine: Bedford diesel developing 103 hp at 2,600 rpm
Transfer box: 2-speed with PTO
Tyres: 11.00 \D7 20
Length: 9200 width: 2460 height: (top of cab, road)
Load area: 5500 \D7 2100
Weight: 5000 load: 3000 kg
Speed land: 90 water: 12.5 km/h
Hull Material: Fibreglass/GRP
The vehicle will float in 1 m depth of water.
But needs 100 mm more for every ton load.
There is engine and other access through panels in the
The cab can be removed.
Text taken from there web side: www.amphitruck.com/
Amphitruck offers a cost-effective route to capacity,
versatility and ease of maintenance which no other
amphibious vehicle can match.
|Amphitruck AT400 (DE)
There were several vehicles called Amphitruck. This
one is developed by Buckau-Walther and build by the
The truck was first shown in spring 1980 . It had
4WD and very high ground clearance. Good
manoeuvrability in the water because of one central
rudder prop under the drivers house. That is why it
moves backwards in the water.
Engine: 12 cylinder air-cooled turbo Deutz diesel
Load: 20 000 kg either on pallets or in a container,
from ships waiting outside harbour to points inland.
Speed land 40 water 10 km/h
Length: 13 000 height: 4000 mm
Range: 50 ? km
Picture and info was send in by Ren\E9 Pohl the
author of the book "Mit dem Auto baden gehen", Soled
||AMX 10 (1968)
GIAT Industries AMX-10P Infantry Combat Vehicle
The prototype was developed in response to a
requirement by the French Army for an amphibious
infantry combat vehicle. It is propelled by two water
The Indonesian Marines have a version with enhanced
water jets, spaced-armour buoyancy tanks on front and
rear, and a much smaller, simpler turret (presumably
to save weight). Like the Urutu, it is claimed to have
an "open sea" capability for amphibious assault.
Most of the info was send in by Harold Smith.
No idea what it is :)
Or what the front is :)
It is not a Goer, that is known.
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