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Schwimmwagen IRL

VW Type 128 in real life.

The Type 128 and 166 Schwimmwagen automobiles (English: Swimming Car) were amphibious four-wheel drive vehicles based off the four-wheel drive prototype of the Kübelwagen produced by Volkswagen. From 1941 through 1944, a total of 15,584 Type 166 Schwimmwagen cars were produced.

Battlefield 1942[]

"The Schwimmwagen retains the land maneuverability of a Kubelwaggen[sic] while becoming twice as versatile with amphibious capabilities and a passenger mounted machine gun."

— Tooltip, Schwimmwagen

"This multi-use vehicle packs a wallop on both land and sea. With a two-person seating capacityand a passenger-side mounted machine gun, the Schwimmwagen has the potential to easily execute amphibious missions and still come out fighting with guns blazing."

— World War II Anthology Edition Manual, Schwimmwagen

The Schwimmwagen appears as a replacement for the Kübelwagen in the Secret Weapons of WWII expansion. Similar to the LVTP, it is amphibious, although not as well armored or armed. It can seat two people and is armed with an MG42 machine gun operated by the passenger. Although the two never face each other, the vehicle can be considered equivalent to the SAS Willy, an armed version of the Willy added in the same expansion.



Battlefield V[]

"Introduced by the Germans in 1941, the Schwimmwagen was a lightweight amphibious reconnaissance vehicle. Reliable and versatile, it saw action in most theaters of the war."

— In-game description

The Schwimmwagen is a vehicle featured in Battlefield V. It was first revealed in the Battlefield V — Official Firestorm Reveal Trailer (Battle Royale), and is currently only available in Firestorm.

The vehicle is amphibious, allowing to travel on both land and through bodies of water. The vehicle seats four with the driver and gunner up front and two passengers in the back. The gunner operates an MG 34 from a mount on the right side of the vehicle which has a limited traverse. Unlike vehicle-mounted machine guns in multiplayer, the weapon has a fixed ammunition supply that can only be replenished with Light Vehicle Ammunition looted from the game world.