Unicar armoured car

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Here are scans from a book "Von der Zugmaschine zum Leopard 2" by Walter J. Spielberger, which was published in 1979, showing mysterious (to me at least) armoured car prototype that was built sometime in the late 1960s or early 1970s (as far as I can understand German, which I don't speak)...

Hopefully members of this forum can add some info as for the design history.







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"This 1968 UNICAR is a one-off prototype built in Germany and intended for production as a flexibly equipped on/off-road amphibious tank with light armor and civilian market-sourced parts."


http://www.multi-board.com/board/index.php/Thread/19083-UNICAR-amphibischer-Prototyp/

http://bringatrailer.com/2015/08/20/one-of-one-opel-powered-1968-unicar-amphibious-tank-prototype/

And this info:

Unicar (1985)

It is a prototype build from Unimog parts.
The Unicar is a 4x4

Engine: 115 hp 4 cylinder Benzine or Diesel
Gearbox: 5 Forward 1 Backward
Transfer-box: 2 gears
Speed land: 100 water: 10 km/h
Length: 4450 width: 1940 height: 1980 mm
Weight: 2200 load: 2600 kg
Range 480 km

The tire control by the driver from the cockpit permits tire pressure between 0,4 - 1.8 atm.
Brakes Dual circuit hydraulic brakes
Water Drive Propeller 400 mm
 
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