"Insanely Great" Designs and Things

This pages feature some of the small things in life I own or I like to own or use.















 Dive Computer


Got the Aladin as a gift from Mavic in 1996. It is on the third battery, was never broken, shows exactly the data I need, has a display big enough so that I can read it even without glasses, and probably will last for another 10 years.


Military cars

The coolest truck: The MAN 630 Bundeswehr Truck I did my driving license on.

Unsynchronized gearbox. Took me a day to learn to shift from Gear 1 to Gear 2 and another day to master double clutching when shifting down.

Multi fuel, four wheel drive, but very little power. 100kW, 8.275 liter engine. Top speed was around 70km/h and the thing consumed 30l diesel per 100km. It had a crank for cold start, if you turned it the guy behind you got blind from the sooth. 


The coolest PKW: The VW Schwimmwagen




Hamburg 1025 A VW swimming Jeep-like  prototype, the Schwimmwagen

The Volkswagen Schwimmwagen. What fun would it be to drive this around the Philippines.






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